Gesicki Snags Five Passes Against Buffalo, Concludes Excellent Third Season in NFL



Former Southern Regional star athlete and Miami Dolphins limited end Mike Gesicki finished his 3rd NFL period with 53 receptions and 703 yards. (Picture courtesy Miami Dolphins)
The Miami Dolphins’ 2nd conference with AFC East rival Buffalo on Jan. 3 was not nearly as close as it was when they initial met in the course of Week 2 of the time. This time the Bills had operate away with the contest by the start off of the fourth quarter, on their way to a 56-26 thumping of the Dolphins.
Continue to, previous Southern Regional Superior Faculty star athlete Mike Gesicki had an additional strong sport, with five receptions for 47 yards, and finished his third time in the NFL with some significant figures.
Following a few consecutive incomplete move tries to Gesicki during the to start with 50 percent, Tua Tagovailoa eventually related with the big limited close on 1st-and-10 from the Buffalo 20-lawn line, when he strike Gesicki on a 5-garden move about the center with just above 13 minutes left in the third quarter.
Later in the 3rd, on second-and-3 with 7:45 to go, Tagovailoa tossed a small pass to Gesicki for a 2-garden attain, but later in the possession threw yet another incomplete move in Gesicki’s direction. On Miami’s initial perform from scrimmage of the fourth quarter, a different move headed for Gesicki was intercepted.
On the Dolphins’ future possession of the fourth, Tagovailoa strike Gesicki with a pair of strikes – just one for 7 yards on next-and-8 from the Miami 27, and the other on third-and-10 from the Bills’ 39 that went for 23 yards and a 1st down. Later on in the fourth for the duration of Miami’s very last scoring push, on third-and-4 from the Dolphins’ 31, Tagovailoa fired a 10-yard strike to Gesicki for a different initial down and about five minutes on the clock.
Gesicki concluded the period with 53 receptions for 703 yards and six touchdowns. His yardage for the time was the 2nd-most for a Miami receiver, not far driving DeVante Parker’s 793 yards. Gesicki completed with the most receptions and yards for a period he’s had since staying drafted by the Dolphins in 2018. His six TD grabs also are a superior mark for a period.
In conditions of franchise marks, Gesicki’s 703 yards is the most by a Miami limited conclusion due to the fact Randy McMichael set the franchise’s single-year file (791) in 2004. Gesicki’s 130 yards in opposition to Buffalo on Sept. 20 was the most for a Dolphins tight conclusion in a single sport. At the conclusion of Sunday’s NFL motion, Gesicki’s 53 receptions was tied for 30th in the AFC, and his 703 yards was sixth amongst limited finishes and 26th between AFC receivers for the year. He also experienced nine receptions for 134 yards on 3rd downs, tied for 49th in the AFC.
 David Biggy
biggy@thesandpaper.net

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