Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist
The game quit being a game when Tua Tagovailoa was carted off on a stretcher after a scary injury. The fact the Dolphins loss got lost amid the larger issue of their quarterback’s health when, for the second straight game, he needed help getting off the field. The good news is he was released from a Cincinnati hospital and was to fly back with the team.
Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist
The Dolphins just couldn’t absorb the personnel losses of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and cornerback Xavien Howard. Combine those with the short week and the road trip and it added up the the Dolphins’ first loss. But there are bigger concerns than dropping to 3-1.
David Furones, Dolphins Writer
Absolutely brutal to see quarterback Tua Tagovailoa go down the way he did after doing everything he could to come back from his injuries suffered against the Buffalo Bills. The game was secondary after seeing Tagovailoa motionless on the field and taken away on the stretcher with head and neck injuries. Teddy Bridgewater had some moments, but ultimately not enough. The late interception doomed the Dolphins.
Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor
The Dolphins players had a lot of adversity put into their laps, first, when the schedule came out, with a trip to Cincinnati on a Thursday night four days after a matchup with the Super Bowl-favorite Buffalo Bills, and then obviously during the game when they lost beloved quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a frightening injury. Despite that all, Miami hung in till late in the game.
Steve Svekis, Sports Senior Content Editor
The Dolphins were valiant in what had been an exceptionally difficult spot before the game kicked off on Thursday night. Then came the grievous-looking injury to Tua Tagovailoa. Through it all, Miami led in the fourth quarter before falling short for their first loss of the season. Now, thoughts turn to the health of their third-year quarterback.
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