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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — There’s something special brewing in South Florida.
A 29-21 Miami Dolphins win over the Los Angeles Chargers was the latest example of a young team consistently playing complementary football for the first time in a long time. This is a team the fans can believe in, and the playoffs become a more realistic goal every week.
An exciting rookie quarterback with the ability to make premier throws. A playmaking defense and special-teams group that always seems to make the game-changing play. A coach in Brian Flores who, along with his assistants, seems to get the most out of his personnel.
The 6-3 Dolphins are on a five-game winning streak, and that’s their best record through nine games since 2001. Sunday was an efficient, relatively mistake-free day for Tagovailoa, who outplayed Chargers rookie Justin Herbert, earning the win in their first head-to-head battle.
Sunday’s game also showed how the Dolphins win as a team. Tagovailoa didn’t need to carry his team to