Miami Dolphins defeat Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1

The Miami Dolphins defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 25-23 in a thrilling Week 1 matchup on Sunday, September 9, 2023, at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Dolphins took the lead in the first quarter on a touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Jaylen Waddle. The Chargers responded with a touchdown pass from Justin Herbert to Keenan Allen to tie the game at 7-7.

The Dolphins regained the lead in the second quarter on a field goal by Jason Sanders. The Chargers tied the game again on a field goal by Dustin Hopkins.

The Dolphins took the lead for good in the third quarter on a touchdown pass from Tagovailoa to Mike Gesicki. The Chargers closed the gap to 25-23 on a field goal by Hopkins in the fourth quarter, but they could not get any closer.

The performances

Tua Tagovailoa was the star of the show for the Dolphins. The quarterback threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns.

Jaylen Waddle also had a good game. The wide receiver caught six passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Justin Herbert was the best player for the Chargers. The quarterback threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns.

Keenan Allen was also good. The wide receiver caught eight passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.

The impact of the victory

The victory for the Dolphins is a good start to their season. They will be looking to build on this momentum and compete for a playoff spot.

The defeat for the Chargers is a setback. They will need to improve their performance if they want to challenge for a division title.

The next matches

The Dolphins will next face the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 16. The Chargers will next face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 17.

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