Dolphins shut out Jets to improve to 3-3

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The Dolphins were favorites for the first time in the Brian Flores era on Sunday and they handled the change of circumstances just fine.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdowns, the Dolphins didn’t give up a point and Tua Tagovailoa took the first snaps of his NFL career in a 24-0 laugher against the Jets. It’s the second straight rout for the Dolphins and they’ll get a week off before returning to action against the Rams in Week Eight.

Fitzpatrick was 18-of-27 for 191 yards and added two interceptions to those three scores. One of the picks came on a deep shot that Jets safety Marcus Maye tipped and then pinned to his rear end while going to the ground.

That was the highlight of the day for the Jets, who fell to 0-6 and lost by at least 10 points for the fifth time this season. It was a lifeless effort on all fronts from a team that looks like it can’t wait to end the season. They’ve held off on firing head coach Adam Gase thus far, but we’ll see if this outing was enough to change the team’s minds about moving forward with Gase.

Buffalo is up next for the Jets with the Chiefs and Patriots on deck before a bye week that may be their only respite from losing this season.

Tagovailoa completed both passes he threw — a two-yarder to Patrick Laird and a seven-yarder to Jakeem Grant for Miami’s only third-down conversion of the day — and got a big ovation from the fans who were at Hard Rock Stadium for the final moments of action.

He’ll see more meaningful time at some point, but getting to finish out laughers isn’t the worst way to get your feet wet as a professional.

35 responses to “Dolphins shut out Jets to improve to 3-3

  1. Dolphins were unfortunately given a rough schedule to start but now they actually look decent guess defense is getting a good rush and Fitzpatrick did decently.

  2. Miami is a team on the rise, with plenty more picks in next years draft, they should be a force to recon with.

  3. Miami can go on a win streak and make some noise in the AFCE
    I hope the Texans lay a complete egg so we get their high picks in 1 and 2
    Just want the Jets to not get Fields or Lawrence

  4. Welcome to the AFC East Mr. Lawrence!
    Darnold should start looking for property in Chicago or Washington D.C.

  5. Wow.. The Jets are bad. Miami played mediocre in the 2nd half and they still couldn’t do anything. Gase called out Gregg Williams for his comments about the teams offense. This is beyond a dumpster fire.

  6. Things are getting intriguing. This team has a few real strengths; secondary, kicking game, QB depth, youth, energy, leadership, $, and Draft capitol. Go Dolphins.

  7. You people actually think Trevor Lawrence will declare for the draft knowing he’ll end up on the jets? Fat chance. Hell return for his senior year once he knows the jets own the 1st pick. Book it.

  8. Both defenses played well. The Dolphins offense was able to come up with plays during the first half to get into scoring position and get into the end zone, but they were by no way “great”, “very good” or even “good” today. The Jets offensive line really struggled. Hopefully for Jets fans Gase will get fired and they can work on getting a better fit for their organization.

  9. Updated tonight…..

    Adam Gase is now 30-41 as a NFL head coach
    Today was his 32nd loss by double digits.
    Today was his 26th loss by at least 2 TDs.
    Today was his 20th loss by at least 18 points.

  10. Trevor will play for the JETS because they play in a big media market in New York. And if he leads them to a Super Bowl he’ll be up their on top with the Mannings.

  11. I’ll be surprised if Gase still has a job tomorrow. Douglas may get shown the door as well. Who would take those jobs though? That team is so poorly run and so low on talent they make the Jags look good (maybe). They are probably at least three years away from even being competitive on any level and that’s only if they hire someone who has a clue–something they don’t seem to be able to do. They remind me of the Bengals in the early 90s when three wins was a successful season.

  12. I actually sat through a Jets/Dolphins game. Crown me. Anywho, the Jets have limited talent. They do have some skill positions but overall they just don’t have enough.That’s on the GM. Let’s not pretend that the Jets have had a historical run of coaches and success. Even Parcells called it quits on them lol. Belichick said no 7 hours after being tabbed a successor hahaha. Might be something else than the coaching.

  13. The AFC East is going to be about the Bills and Dolphins for the next years, just like the early 90s.

  14. Lol about Trevor taking the Jets to the Super Bowl. Only after he buys the whole team tickets when he takes another team there.

  15. Sounds like the Dolphins let down a bit…Fitz was both Magic and Tragic (2 ints)…and yes! Tua actually got some garbage time! Because the dude needs to play some! Really, they should have done a 42-0 instead of 24-0…. It doesn’t take much to clobber the Jets after all. I really do feel bad for Jets fans (and my brother used to be one…he gave up on them yeas ago).

    And I would not be surprised of Trevor tanked himself as to declaring for the 2021 draft…knowing he’ll be going to the Jets!

  16. maxamili says:
    October 18, 2020 at 7:17 pm
    Break up the dolphins… Put them in the NFC east and they’d be the best team in it

    No please No!!
    As a Cowboy fan I totally agree.

  17. Trevor Lawrence WILL NOT play for the Jets.

    He will either go back for his senior year or pull an Eli.

    Since everyone is dogging the Jets right now, I’ll say one thing positive; Quinen Williams is going to be an elite player for a long tome. I’d give them a 1 and 2 right now for him.

  18. Dolphins are finally getting their act together.
    Certainly very different results so far this year. While the 49ers and NYJ’s are no power house teams, it is nice to have out scored our last two opponents 67-17.
    The roster is coming around and with Houston continuing to lose, their (and now our additional) 1st and 2nd round picks are looking great.
    With Tua waiting in the wings to take over next year, it is as they say ” the futures’ so bright I gotta wear shades”.

  19. ncphiner says:
    October 18, 2020 at 9:03 pm
    Dolphins are finally getting their act together.
    Certainly very different results so far this year. While the 49ers and NYJ’s are no power house teams, it is nice to have out scored our last two opponents 67-17.
    The roster is coming around and with Houston continuing to lose, their (and now our additional) 1st and 2nd round picks are looking great.
    With Tua waiting in the wings to take over next year, it is as they say ” the futures’ so bright I gotta wear shades”.

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    When were the Jets a power house team?

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