Chris Perkins, Dolphins columnist
The Dolphins simply couldn’t absorb the personnel losses of linebacker Tua Tagovailoa and cornerback Xavien Howard. Combine those with a short week and a road trip, and it added up to the Dolphins’ first loss. But there are bigger problems than going down to 3-1.
David Furones, author of Dolphins
Absolutely brutal to see defender Tua Tagovailoa to go as he did after doing his best to recover from injuries suffered in the game against the Buffalo Bills. The play was secondary after Tagovailoa became immobilized on the field and was carried off on a stretcher with head and neck injuries. Teddy Bridgewater had some moments, but ultimately not enough. A late interception doomed the Dolphins.
Kevin Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor
The Dolphins players have endured plenty of adversity, first when the schedule came out, with a trip to Cincinnati on 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 the for a terrible injury. Despite all that, Miami hung on for the rest of the game.
Steve Svekis, Senior Sports Content Editor
The Dolphins were brave in what was an exceptionally tough spot before Thursday night’s game. Then came the seemingly serious injury to Tua Tagovailoa. Despite all of that, Miami led in the fourth quarter before suffering its first loss of the season. Now thoughts turned to the health of their third year.