Teams combine for 9 turnovers; Dolphins defeat Texans 17-9

Jerome Baker of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Hard Rock Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mark Brown, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – In the NFL’s most turnover-filled game in more than five seasons, the Miami Dolphins got 244 yards passing and a touchdown throw from surprise starter Jacoby Brissett on the way to beating the Houston Texans 17-9.

The game between two teams that entered with 1-7 records and both on seven-game losing streaks lived up — or down — to its billing.

The Dolphins and Texans combined for nine turnovers. Miami had five, Houston four, and somehow the Dolphins won anyway.

It was Miami’s first win while committing at least five turnovers since Oct. 18, 1990.

The Dolphins had been 0-21 in such games since.

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