Tyreek Hill carries Dolphins' offense with two spectacular TDs

ByMarcel Louis-Jacques ESPN logo
Monday, December 12, 2022

INGLEWOOD, Calif. --Despite its struggles throughout most of Sunday night against theLos Angeles Chargers, theMiami Dolphins'offense is too explosive to count out.

Midway through the third quarter, quarterbackTua Tagovailoafound wide receiverTyreek Hillin one-on-one coverage for a 60-yard touchdown. It marked Tagovailoa's first completion of a pass thrown at least 15 yards downfield in the game. He was 0-for-7 on such passes to start the night.

Hill was designated as questionable to return with an ankle injury to start the second half.

Hill had sparked Miami's offense in the second quarter when herecovered a fumble and returned it 57 yards for the team's first touchdown. Dolphins running backJeff Wilson Jr. fumbled after a 6-yard gain, and left tackle Terron Armstead appeared to bat the ball out of the scrum and directly to the waiting Hill, who ran untouched into the end zone. The Dolphins had mustered just 13 total yardsprior to that point.

The Chargers had taken a 10-0 lead on a nice grab byMike Williams, who played only six snaps over the past five games as he nursed a right high ankle sprain. If there were any lingering effects from the injury, they certainly haven't been visible against the Dolphins.

Williams scored the first touchdown of the game when quarterback Justin Herbert rolled to his right and spotted the receiver in the back of the end zone. Herbert threw a dart to the 6-foot-4 Williams, who jumped to make the catch, then made sure to get both toes down before his momentum carried him out of the back of the end zone.

Austin Ekeler made it 17-7 with a 1-yard TD run just before halftime.

Los Angeles Chargers reporter Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.