The rivalry between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets isn’t the longest within the NFL, nevertheless it has undoubtedly been one of many league’s extra fascinating ones.
Ever because the Jets beat the host Dolphins 19-14 on the Orange Bowl in Miami’s second-recreation ever in 1966, the 2 groups have been going at it.
The 2 groups meet up in prime time Saturday night time from the Meadowlands with the Jets having the prospect to screw up Miami’s postseason plans.
If the Jets (four-9) have been to beat the Dolphins — and thereby finish Miami’s playoff hopes — it might simply be one other occasion by which one in every of these two groups tousled the playoffs for the opposite.
The Dolphins (eight-5) head into Saturday’s recreation (eight:25 p.m./NBC-6) with out quarterback Ryan Tannehill after he suffered a left knee damage Sunday towards the Cardinals.
Matt Moore makes his first begin since 2012 however has a historical past with the Jets as his first begin for the Dolphins got here towards the Jets in 2011 and his remaining one on New Yr’s Day 2012 helped Miami beat the Jets 19-17 and knock New York out of the playoffs.
That recreation additionally marked the top of Jason Taylor’s profession as he retired after being carried off the sector by teammates.
Within the historical past of the Dolphins-Jets rivalry (New York leads the collection fifty three-forty eight-1) there have been loads of nice moments from A.J. Duhe’s interception of Richard Todd in 1983 lifting the Dolphins to Tremendous Bowl 17 within the mud of the Orange Bowl to Dan Marino and Ken O’Brien slinging it out.
Two of the most important moments within the collection occurred within the previous Giants Stadium.
In 1998, the Dolphins drove right down to the eight with 22 seconds left down a area aim and no time outs.
Dan Marino, who went 17-thirteen towards the Jets in his Corridor of Fame profession, lined as much as spike the ball and cease the clock.
As an alternative, on the urging of teammate Bernie Kosar, Marino faked out the Jets and as an alternative tossed the ball to Mark Ingram for a landing and a 28-24 win.
A couple of years later, the Jets repaid the Dolphins on Monday Night time Soccer by getting back from a 23-level fourth quarter deficit to stun the Dolphins in extra time in what has been tagged the ‘Monday Night time Miracle.’
Miami is 1-zero towards the Jets this season as its 27-23 win at Exhausting Rock on Nov. 6 snapped a 3-recreation slide towards the Jets.
The Dolphins final win at MetLife Stadium got here in 2014.
Saturday’s recreation is the 102nd within the collection making the Jets the group Miami has performed most all-time.
In fact, the Buffalo Payments tie that once more when these two renew that rivalry subsequent week in western New York.