The Miami Dolphins have started the season on a strong note.
They have won their first three games and remain the only undefeated squad in the AFC.
In consecutive weeks, the Dolphins have defeated powerhouse teams like the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills.
Unfortunately, they ran into some hiccups before their Week 4 Thursday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
WR Jaylen Waddle (groin) and LT Terron Armstead (toe) should be good to go, too.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 29, 2022
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweeted, “#Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa — listed as questionable with back and ankle issues — is expected to play tonight against the #Bengals, barring a setback, per sources. WR Jaylen Waddle (groin) and LT Terron Armstead (toe) should be good to go, too.”
Tagovailoa made an exit during their game against Buffalo, paving the way for Teddy Bridgewater to take over.
He did return later in the game and helped the Dolphins secure a 21-19 victory.
Despite the win, Tagovailoa finished with only 13 completions out of 18 throws for 186 yards and a touchdown.
It was his worst performance out of the Dolphins’ first three games of 2022.
Meanwhile, Armstead’s limited movement due to a toe injury should be a concern because he is a solid protector against pass rushers, whether it’s Tagovailoa or Bridgewater taking snaps.
Finally, it’s comforting to have Waddle because he has been splendid for Miami.
Waddle Picking Up Where He Left Off
After tallying just 69 yards in their season opener against the New England Patriots, Waddle has had consecutive 100-yard games.
He had 171 receiving yards and two touchdowns in their come-from-behind Week 2 victory against the Ravens.
Waddle followed that up with 102 yards on four receptions against the Bills.
He is on pace to match or surpass the 1,015 yards and six touchdowns he had last season.
Waddle is also benefitting from having All-Pro wideout Tyreek Hill on the roster.