The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets meet on Sunday in week seven for the 103rd time in the regular season and 104th overall. The Jets lead the all-time regular-season series with a 53-48-1 record.
Last season, the Dolphins swept the season series. The Dolphins won at Hard Rock Stadium in early November before winning at MetLife Stadium in mid-December.
Here are the three most memorable moments in the Dolphins-Jets rivalry.
#1 Jets strength coach trips Dolphins player along sideline
In one of the more bizarre incidents on a football, Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi stuck out his knee and tripped gunner Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a Dolphins punt. Carroll was forced out of bounds by the Jets blockers and clipped legs with Alosi a few yards out of play while he was heading downfield. Alosi was on the end of a line of inactive Jets players.
It was later found that Alosi instructs inactive players to line up near the sideline to create an obstacle for opposing players in the area. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said the coach was dishonest about how the wall was initiated.
Alosi was suspended indefinitely after the incident. Eventually, he was suspended for the remainder of the season and fined $25,000. He resigned at the end of the season and has not worked in the NFL since.
The Jets were fined $100,000 by the league for the incident.
#2 Marino stuns Jets with fake spike
The Jets jumped out to a 17-0 lead before the Dolphins got on the board in the third quarter. The two teams traded touchdowns before the end of the quarter. Dan Marino threw his third touchdown pass of the game to Mark Ingram to get the Dolphins within three points early in the quarter.
The Dolphins got the ball down to the Jets eight-yard line on an 11-yard pass from Marino to Ingram. Ingram was tackled in bounds keeping the clock running. Rather than using their last timeout, the Dolphins offense hurried to the line of scrimmage on first-and-goal. Marino looked at Ingram and yelled, “Clock! Clock! Clock!” and motioned like he was going to just spike the ball to the ground.
The Jets defense, including cornerback Aaron Glenn, thought that meant Marino was just going to stop the clock and regroup for another play. Instead, when the Dolphins quarterback took the snap, he stepped back and threw a pass to Ingram in the front of the end zone to give the Dolphins the lead.
The Jets drove the ball from their own 36-yard to 35 of the Dolphins, but Boomer Esiason’s pass as time expired fell incomplete giving the Dolphins the 28-24 victory.
#3 Dolphins win turnover-filled playoff tilt
The only playoff appearance between the two teams was not something that can be classified as a pretty game. The two teams combined for one offensive touchdown, one defensive score, 337 total yards and nine turnovers as the Dolphins won 14-0.
The star of the game was Dolphins linebacker, A.J. Duhe. He intercepted Jets quarterback Richard Todd three times, including a pick-six in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory.
Todd finished the game completing 15-of-37 passes for 103 yards and five interceptions. He also ran for 10 yards and was sacked four times.
On the other side, Dolphins quarterback David Woodley completed nine of 21 passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 46 rushing yards and was sacked four times.
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