‘Comeback King’: Tua Tagovailoa Leads Miami Dolphins to Astonishing Piece of NFL History

Published 12/28/2021, 11:17 AM EST
Nov 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters


The Miami Dolphins were considered dead by Halloween this season. They stood with a pathetic 1-7 record and showed no signs of improvement. It felt as if quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would be having a flop season after all. But then something started to happen. The Dolphins started to pick up the pace. Now the NFL is talking about them becoming the first team to make the playoffs with a 1-7 record mid-season.

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Tagovailoa has stepped up from a phase of complete criticism to a phase of absolute appreciation in the same season. The Dolphins now hold a seven-game winning streak after defeating the New Orleans Saints Week 16. The Dolphins have been through an emotional roller coaster this season, making it an exciting campaign for the fans.

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Tua Tagovailoa has taken Miami Dolphins to new heights

The franchise mid-season seemed to have been broken down after a pathetic start. It is because of their resilience that they are where at this point in the season. The Dolphins have now become the No. 7 seed in the AFC, with their playoff run very much alive if they manage to win their next two matchups.

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Tua Tagovailoa has certainly achieved a crazy feat and is now worthy of being called the ‘comeback king’ of the NFL. The incredible sportsmanship and leadership that the youngster has shown will reverberate in the NFL record books for generations to come. And his marvelous display will always be used as an example by the teams at times of adversity.

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As far as the record is concerned, the Dolphins have now become the first team in the NFL to pull off a seven-game winning streak after a seven-game losing streak in the same season, which is simply astounding to think about.

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Although, Tua will break another record if he makes it to the playoffs this season. However, that remains to be seen. The Dolphins will be going up against the mighty Titans and the cold-blooded Patriots in their remaining matchups.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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