These two franchises have played some historic games against each other including the “Monday Night Miracle,” the “Fake Spike” and the “Mud Bowl.” There is no love lost between these two franchises, and this would not be the first time in this series that one team has the chance to play spoiler to another.
A rivalry that spans 50 years.
These two have played some of the wilder games in NFL history.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 17, 2016
The first time these two franchises handled business on the field this season the Dolphins came away with a 27-23 victory behind a strong performance by Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake‘s 96 yard kickoff return late in the fourth quarter. New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick only threw for 194 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. There is a new head man under center this time around, as the Dolphins will get their first extended look at Bryce Petty (he appeared briefly in the previous matchup).
This Saturday will be the 102nd edition of the Miami Dolphins versus the New York Jets with the Jets holding a 53-47-1 edge in the series. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase is 1-0 against the Jets while Todd Bowles is 2-1 against the Dolphins.