Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns and the Miami Dolphins despatched the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers to their third straight dwelling loss to open the season, 43-17 on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick related on a 3-yard TD move to Adam Shaheen on the opening drive of the sport for the Dolphins (2-3) and didn’t let up, quieting speak for not less than one other week that rookie Tua Tagovailoa ought to take over as starter.
The 49ers (2-3) are the group with questions at quarterback after Jimmy Garoppolo acquired pulled at halftime after throwing two interceptions. Garoppolo had missed the earlier two video games with a sprained ankle and by no means seemed snug in opposition to a protection that entered permitting essentially the most yards per dropback within the NFL.
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C.J. Beathard changed Garoppolo on the half and threw one TD move but it surely wasn’t sufficient to maintain the Niners from falling once more at dwelling. San Francisco is 2-Zero this season at MetLife Stadium with blowout wins over the Jets and Giants however has misplaced all three video games at dwelling.
The Dolphins dominated on each side of the ball with 5 sacks, three takeaways, and a virtually good efficiency from Fitzpatrick.
He transformed on deep strikes for TDs to DeVante Parker and Preston Williams and led the Dolphins to their highest-scoring street sport since 1986.
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Garoppolo completed 7 for 17 for 77 yards, two interceptions, and a 15.7 ranking. That’s the fourth-worst ranking for a 49ers starter since Invoice Walsh arrived in 1979, beating out solely Cody Pickett (7.5 vs. Chicago in 2005), Alex Smith (8.5 vs Colts in 2005) and Steve Younger (14.Three vs Jaguars in 1999).
Dolphins coach Brian Flores didn’t get conservative even with an enormous second-half lead. With Miami dealing with a fourth-and-1 in its personal territory in a 30-14 sport, Flores referred to as for a faux that Clayton Fejedelem transformed with a 1-yard run on a direct snap. Fitzpatrick capitalized on that with a 32-yard TD move to Williams.
JUST FOR KICKS
Jason Sanders kicked three subject objectives within the remaining two minutes of the primary half, one thing that hasn’t been achieved since not less than 2000. He made a 26-yarder with 2:00 remaining to provide Miami a 24-7 lead. Garoppolo then threw interceptions to Bobby McCain and Xavien Howard on the subsequent two drives to arrange kicks from 50 and 29 yards.
With the Niners down beginning cornerbacks Richard Sherman, Emmanuel Moseley and Okay’Waun Williams, the Dolphins took benefit of fill-in Brian Allen. He was promoted from the apply squad Saturday and struggled from the beginning, permitting a 47-yard move to Williams on the opening play. Fitzpatrick repeatedly threw his path and drew a move interference name and beat him on a 22-yard TD move to Parker that made it 21-7 within the second quarter.
Allen was then pulled on the subsequent possession for Ahkello Witherspoon, who was lively regardless of a hamstring damage.
49ers: DT D.J. Jones left within the first half with an eye fixed damage.
Dolphins: Host Jets on Sunday in a sport that was rescheduled from Week 10 because the NFL juggles the schedule due to the coronavirus.
49ers: Host Rams on Sunday evening.