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Eagles vs. Dolphins Game Recap | Preseason Week 3

Eagles vs. Dolphins
Eagles vs. Dolphins

The Eagles face the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in the preseason finale. Here's what's happened:

No Eagles starters dressed for Saturday night's competition. Instead, the final preseason game will be reliant on players battling for jobs. The first team got meaningful reps against Miami on Wednesday in their sole joint affair, then hosted an intrateam practice at the Dolphins' facility Thursday after Miami dealt with a non-COVID illness.

First Quarter

The Miami Dolphins opened the game with the ball on offense and fielded starters QB Tua Tagovailoa and WR Tyreek Hill; they connected for 64 yards in the first two plays of the game.

The Eagles' second-team defense wasn't able to stop Miami's play-action bootleg – Miami put the first points on the board in 4 plays. Wide receiver River Cracraft caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Tagovailoa. The Dolphins finished with an extra point from kicker Jason Sanders to make it 7-0 with 12:55 remaining in the first quarter.

Gardner Minshew started at quarterback and led the Eagles' first drive of the game, but wasn't able to produce any points. Minshew went 4-for-5 and 34 yards in the offense's first possession. The drive ended when Kenneth Gainwell fell just short of a first down at the Miami 41-yard line on a fourth-and-1.

Linebacker Patrick Johnson sacked Tagovailoa at the Philadelphia 37-yard line for a loss of 7 yards on Miami's second possession. The Eagles' defense forced another Sanders field goal – this time from 55 yards out; Miami increased its lead to 10-0 with 8:37 remaining in the quarter.

Dolphins continued with their starters through the first quarter; they marched down for another touchdown in 4 plays on a 9-play, 88-yard drive completed with a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Sony Michel.

Reid Sinnett replaced Gardner Minshew with 1:05 remaining in the first quarter; he connected with tight end Grant Calcaterra, catching his first pass as an Eagle. The sixth-round draft pick from Southern Methodist University was sidelined with a hamstring injury during the first two preseason outings.

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Second Quarter

Elijah Campbell intercepts Sinnett's pass intended for Calcaterra at the Eagles' 30-yard line for a pick-six with 5:22 remaining. Sanders' extra point is good, Miami leads 24-0.

On the Dolphins' final possession of the half, Miami's backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater passed to tight end Hunter Long in the end zone, but Eagles' Kary Vincent Jr. knocked it loose; the touchdown play was nullified after it was reviewed by officials. The Dolphins settled for a field goal with 18 seconds to go in the half to make it 27-0.

Third Quarter

Preston Williams muffed an Arynn Siposs punt at 13:18; it was recovered by Eagles' defensive end Matt Leo at Miami's 9-yard line. It led to the Eagles' first score of the night – Jake Elliott put up 3 points from a 26-yard field goal.

The Dolphins answer quickly on their following possession as quarterback Skylar Thompson connects with Hunter Long on a 6-yard pass for a touchdown. It's 34-3 with 9:18 remaining in the quarter.

Miami adds another touchdown to the board; Cethan Carter caught a 4-yard pass with 3:41 left remaining in the quarter to make it 41-3.

Fourth Quarter

QB Carson Strong replaced Sinnett with 10:12 left in the game.

The Strong-led offense set up in shotgun formation; Huntley rushed for a 67-yard gain down the left sideline, scoring the team's first touchdown of the night with 9:25 remaining, making it 41-10.

• Miami responded with a sixth touchdown on the night; Thompson passed left to Lynn Bowden Jr. for a 39-yard touchdown for the game's final points.

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