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Tua Tagovailoa nearing top spot in TD passes for NFL quarterbacks this season

Mike McDaniel speaks with Tua Tagovailoa
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Miami continues to dominate opponents at home, and Tua Tagovailoa cooks defenses at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Dolphins improved to 7-3 following Sunday’s 20-13 victory over Las Vegas.

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Tagovailoa, a University of Alabama alumnus, recorded 325 passing yards and two touchdown passes.

He has 21 touchdown passes, ranking second in the National Football League among quarterbacks behind Josh Allen (22) of the Buffalo Bills. Tagovailoa is third in the NFL for passing yards (2,934), third for completion percentage (69.7), second for yards per pass attempt (8.5), and second for passer rating (106). His performance against the Raiders was the fifth time Tagovailoa tossed for 300+ passing yards and completed at least 70 percent of his passes. He has six games this season with 2+ touchdown passes as Sunday’s meeting versus Las Vegas continued the trend. Tagovailoa also has six games with a passer rating of 100 or better.

He is one of the leading candidates for Most Valuable Player of the League.

Miami has an explosive offense and Tagovailoa is the catalyst under the leadership of Mike McDaniel. It would be cool for him to win the league’s MVP, but Tagovailoa wants to deliver a Super Bowl to the Dolphins.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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