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Dolphins, Cardinals and Jets are Week 2’s comeback kings, and Aaron Judge is an inch closer to history

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Happy Monday everyone. Another weekend is over, but we’ve got two more NFL games tonight to wrap up what’s been a wild week 2! Here’s The Football Five to get you started:

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  • Of Roof Prescott off after thumb surgery, the Cowboys shocked the world — and the Bengal — of a 20-17 win thanks to Brett Maher50-yard walk-off field goal. Cooper Rush played well with 235 passing yards, one touchdown and no turnovers, and Dallas’ defense was great, with only 254 yards. Plus, the Cowboys say: Prescott could be back next week. Cincinnati is now just the third team since 2000 to start a season 0-2 immediately after a Super Bowl appearance.
  • The 49ers have lost Trey Lance this season after he broke his ankle in the first quarter of an eventual 27-7 win over the seahawks. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and the Niners defense forced three turnovers.
  • Jacksonville remains a horror house for the foals. The Jaguars choked Indianapolis 24-0, with Trevor Lawrence throw for two touchdowns (both to Christian Kirko) and Matt Ryan throw three interceptions. The Colts have lost eight in a row at Jacksonville, and in the past three years, the Jaguars have had more wins over the Colts (three) than the rest of the NFL combined (two).
  • Tom Brady could have destroyed a tabletbut in the end he defeated the saints as a member of the pirates. As for the other quarterback, James Winston threw three interceptions while playing through four fractures in his back. Oh yes, and there was a huge fight that led to multiple expulsions.
  • The packers beat the bears 27-10, with Aaron Jones 170 meters from scrimmage and two scores. Green Bay has won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the two teams.

Good morning to everyone, but especially to…

TUA TAGOVAILOA AND MIAMI’S DOLPHINS…

When the Miami Dolphins added Tyree Hill and strengthened their offensive line this off-season, the only piece of the puzzle left was the game of Tua Tagovailoa. It looks like the puzzle has been solved.

Tagovailoa thrown six touchdowns — equal for most in dolphin history — while Miami made a historic comeback, beating the Ravens, 42-38.

  • The Dolphins became the fifth team since 1950 to win on the road after falling more than 21 points in the fourth quarterand the first since 2003. It’s also the largest fourth-quarter deficit the dolphins have ever overcome.
  • Tagovailoa became the first player to throw four touchdowns in the fourth quarter of a road game since Joe Montana in 1989.
  • hill and Jaylen Waddle became the first pair of teammates in NFL history to have 10 receptions, 150 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in the same game.
  • The dolphins won despite Lamar JacksonRidiculous Day: 318 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, 119 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.

Tagovailoa now has four career completions on throws from at least 40 yards downfield. Two of them came on Sunday — to Hill — in the fourth quarter. Both went for touchdowns. The Dolphins will not always intend to fall far behind, have their defensive battle, throw 50 passes and run the ball only 18 times. But a win is a win.

…AND ALSO GOOD MORNING TO KYLER MURRAY AND THE ARIZONA CARDINALS

If Tagovailoa has shown what he can do with a great cast, Murray showed what he can do all alone. The cardinals star made a stellar comeback, and his defense finished it off in a stunning 29-23 overtime win over the Raiders.

  • Murray led two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. He ran in an incredible two-point conversion on first and later ran for a 3-yard touchdown as time went on to get Arizona inside 23-21. Then he threw a perfect pass to AJ Green to convert the two-point conversion.
  • In overtime, after Arizona turned it around on downs, Byron Murphy bragged one Hunter Renfrow fumble and ran it back 62 yards for a touchdown.
  • The 20-point inflated lead is the largest in Raiders history.

Remember this is missing a Cardinals team DeAndre Hopkins and Ronda Moore, among others, and James Conner left with an ankle injury. Murray is one of the few players who can absolutely take over with both his arm and his legs, and when the Cardinals needed it most, he did just that.

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And not such a good morning for…

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THE CLEVELAND BROWNS

On Sunday, NFL teams enter 2,229 consecutive games with a lead of at least 13 points in the last two minutes.

Two thousand, two hundred and twenty-nine.

That streak is no more, thanks to the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland gave up 13 points in the final 1:21 as the jets stormed back for a shocking 31-30 win.

Our NFL pundit John Breech broke down an astonishing six mistakes Cleveland made in the last two minutes:

  • With 1:55 to go, Nick Chubb could have gone down or out of bounds in front of the goal line and Cleveland could have kneed things down. Instead, he scored to put Cleveland at 30-17.
  • Cade York missed the extra point.
  • The Browns blew cover completely on a 66-yard touchdown from Joe Flacco until Corey Davis. The extra run made it 30-24.
  • Cleveland messed up his onside kick duties and Justin Hardee recovered.
  • On 3rd and 10th, Garrett Wilson scored the tying touchdown and the extra run put New York ahead.
  • Jacoby Brissett threw a game-sealing interception.

The Browns “deserved” a D for their efforts in Jan’s week 2 digits. That might be a bit generous.

Aces win WNBA championship over Sun

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Commissioner’s cup? To check. MVP of the regular season? To check. WNBA champions? To check.

The aces concluded a dominant season with the franchise’s first WNBA title after beating Sun, 78-71, in Game 4.

  • Chelsea Grey had 20 points, six assists and five rebounds and won final MVP.
  • Regular season MVP A’ja Wilson had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Las Vegas closed the game with an 8-0 run.
  • Alyssa Thomas had the second triple-double in WNBA Finals history — the first was hers in Game 3 — but it wasn’t enough for Connecticut.

For all takeaways from our WNBA expert Jack Maloney, click here.

Aaron Judge crushes 58th, 59th home runs, pulls within reach of Triple Crown

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The saying goes, “You can’t stop him. You can only hope to contain him.” You can’t even do that with Aaron Judge

The Yankees star hit two more home runs on Sunday to bring his season tally to 59 . to bring in a 12-8 win over the brewers.

  • Judge is now two home runs shy of equaling Roger Maris’ 61 in 1961 for the most in a season in AL history.
  • from the judge 11 multi-home run games equal most in a season (Hank Greenberg in 1938, Sammy Sosa 1998).
  • Judge is now on pace to hit 65 home runs this seasonwhich would be tied for fourth most all-time.

It’s hard to overstate how incredible Judge has been, but his home runs have overshadowed something arguably more impressive: He is also right in the AL Triple Crown race.

  • .316 average: only behind Luis Arraez (.317) and Xander Bogaerts (.316) for the league lead.
  • 59 home runs: 22 more than Jordan Alvarez.
  • 127 RBI: 15 more than Jose Ramirez.

College football roundup: another top team falls; Herm Edwards out at ASU

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There is never a dull week in college football. We start on the field, where the most striking result was No. 24 Texas A&M beating No. 13 Miami, 17-9. The Aggies came from a home defeat to Appalachian Mountainsbut behind a solid defense and a new starting quarterback in Max Johnson, they got back on track. Miami got an F in College football reporter Barrett Sallee .’s numbers.

Elsewhere…

What we watch on Monday

Titans at Bills7:15 p.m. on ESPN/ESPN 2
Vikings at Eagles8.30pm on ABC

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