NFL Game Recap: Washington Commanders vs Miami Dolphins

04 December, 2023

The Washington Commanders faced a tough defeat against the Miami Dolphins in an intense NFL matchup that showcased some high-flying action.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 3 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: FedEx Stadium

Final Score

Washington Commanders: 15

Miami Dolphins: 45

Quarterly Breakdown

Washington Commanders

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 7

Quarter 3: 8

Quarter 4: 0

Total: 15

Miami Dolphins

Quarter 1: 17

Quarter 2: 14

Quarter 3: 7

Quarter 4: 7

Total: 45

Game Highlights

The game featured dynamic plays including:

  1. 9:28′ of First Quarter: Tyreek Hill scored a 78 Yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders Kick) for the Dolphins
  2. 0:55′ of First Quarter: Andrew Van Ginkel 33 Yd Interception Return (Jason Sanders Kick) for the Dolphins
  3. 11:18′ of Second Quarter: Sam Howell 1 Yd Run (Joey Slye Kick) for the Commanders
  4. 9:14′ of Second Quarter: Tyreek Hill 60 Yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders Kick) for the Dolphins
  5. 9:36′ of Third Quarter: De’Von Achane 4 Yd Run (Jason Sanders Kick) for the Dolphins
  6. 4:31′ of Third Quarter: Sam Howell 13 Yd Run (Sam Howell Pass to Logan Thomas for Two-Point Conversion) for the Commanders
  7. 1:57′ of Fourth Quarter: De’Von Achane 2 Yd Run (Jason Sanders Kick) for the Dolphins

Team Performance

Washington Commanders

The Commanders showed reasonable performance with a total of 245 yards, 11 first downs, and 1 interception. However, the team struggled with a total of 1 turnover.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins dominated the field with a total of 406 yards, 20 first downs and no turnovers. The passing game was particularly strong with a total of 283 yards.

Injury Report

Significant injuries were notable in both teams with several key players such as James Smith-Williams and Emmanuel Forbes for the Commanders, and Lester Cotton Sr. and Kendall Lamm for the Dolphins missing this encounter due to various injuries.

Division Standings

In the NFC East Division, the Commanders are at 4th place. On the other hand, in the AFC East Division, the Dolphins are leading the chart at position 1.

Upcoming Games

Both teams will need to regroup and strategize for their upcoming games. While the Commanders will capitalize on their learning from this defeat, the Dolphins will aim to continue their incredible streak.


The Dolphins proved too strong for the Commanders, resulting in a lopsided victory. This resulted in another loss for the Commanders, extending their losing streak to 4 games, while the Dolphins continued their winning streak to 3 games.

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