With the Miami Dolphins (1-0) and the New England Patriots (0-1) squaring off on September 17 at Gillette Stadium, Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones will go head to head at the quarterback position. We dissect the two signal callers below, diving into the numbers and trends that will impact this matchup.

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Dolphins vs. Patriots Game Info

  • Game Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • Venue: Gillette Stadium
  • Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Tua Tagovailoa vs. Mac Jones Matchup

Tua Tagovailoa 2022 Stats Mac Jones
13 Games Played 14
64.8% Completion % 65.2%
3,548 (272.9) Passing Yards (Per Game) 2,997 (214.1)
25 Touchdowns 14
8 Interceptions 11
70 (5.4) Rushing Yards (Per game) 102 (7.3)
0 Rushing Touchdowns 1

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Patriots Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Patriots surrendered 347 points, ranking 11th in the league with 20.4 points allowed per game. In terms of total yards, they ranked ninth in the NFL with 5,474 total yards allowed (322 per contest).
  • When it came to defending the pass, New England ranked 17th in the NFL with 3,681 passing yards allowed (216.5 per game) and eighth in yards allowed per pass attempt (6.2).
  • Against the run, the Patriots were top-10 last season, ranking seventh in the NFL with 1,793 total rushing yards allowed (105.5 allowed per game). They also ranked first in rushing TDs allowed (seven).
  • On defense, New England ranked 21st in the NFL in third-down efficiency allowed at 40.2%. In red-zone efficiency allowed, it ranked 22nd at 58%.

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Dolphins Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Dolphins ranked 24th in the NFL with 23.5 points allowed per game, and they ranked 18th in total yards allowed with 337.8 given up per game.
  • When it came to defending the pass, Miami struggled last season, with 3,992 passing yards allowed (27th in NFL). It ranked 26th with 27 passing touchdowns allowed.
  • Against the run, the Dolphins' D was firing on all cylinders, with 1,751 rushing yards allowed last season (sixth-fewest in NFL).
  • Defensively, Miami ranked 23rd in the NFL in red-zone percentage allowed (59.3%) and 24th in third-down percentage allowed (41.6%).

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