Sam Darnold
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The New York Jets have likely hit rock-bottom, as they fell in embarrassing fashion to the woebegone Miami Dolphins.

  • New York Jets 18 (1-7)
  • Miami Dolphins 26 (1-7)
  • NFL, Final, Box Score
  • Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

Over the past two weeks, Florida has been anything but the Sunshine State for the New York Jets.

New York lost to an opponent down south for the second straight game, This one came in particularly silly fashion to the winless Miami Dolphins, who stole a 26-18 decision on Sunday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium.

New York originally took advantage of a big opportunity, going 75 yards on 11 plays to take an early 7-0 lead. Jamison Crowder earned 43 yards on a trio of receptions, the last being a 12-yard touchdown grab. It was his first score as a Jet.

After that, however, a Miami massacre went down in the second quarter.

The Dolphins earned an unprecedented 21 points in the quarter alone, each score coming from the hand of former Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Wideout Preston Williams was the lucky recipient on two of those touchdowns, while receiver DeVante Parker had the other.

The Jets got into the red zone late via a long kick return from Vyncint Smith and seemed to cut the lead via Ryan Griffin‘s touchdown. Replay review, however, called the touchdown back, and Sam Darnold‘s subsequent interception forever changed the game’s momentum.

Miami granted the Jets five points via a safety and a Sam Ficken field goal, but that was the closest the Jets came to realistically contend for the rest of the game.

The Dolphins’ defense ensured things were quiet for the rest of the game. All Miami needed on the scoring front was a field goal and a safety after an errant snap from Jonotthan Harrison went into the back of the end zone. The Jets conjured up two more Ficken boots, the last coming through a late drive in garbage time that created the one-possession final.

New York, with their new head coach in Adam Gase, have succumbed to a 1-7 record through their first eight games of the 2019 campaign.

The Jets engage their MetLife Stadium co-tenants, the New York Giants, next Sunday afternoon (1 p.m. ET, FOX).

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