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Countdown To Kickoff | Dolphins at Jets

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Miami Dolphins (1-0) vs. New York Jets (1-0)

Game Facts

DATE: Sunday, Sept. 16

TIME: 1 p.m. ET

SITE: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.


TV ANNOUNCERS: (Kevin Harlan, play-by-play; Rich Gannon, color analyst; Steve Tasker, sideline)


RADIO VOICES: English broadcast — Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast — Roly Martin, Eduardo Martell

The Series

SERIES RECORD: New York leads 54-50-1 (including playoffs)

AT MIAMI: Dolphins lead 27-24-1

AT NEW YORK: Jets lead 29-23

AT LONDON, ENGLAND: Jets lead 1-0

LAST MEETING: 2017 at Miami; Dolphins 31, Jets 28

SERIES TREND: The Dolphins have won four of the past six meetings at MetLife Stadium, starting with a 30-9 victory in 2012, and have won three of the past four meetings overall.

HISTORY LESSON: The last time the Jets had a rookie first-round pick as their starting quarterback was 2009 with Mark Sanchez, and the Dolphins swept them that season, winning 31-27 in a Monday night game in Miami and 30-25 in New York.

Scouting Report


LAST GAME: Won 48-17 at Detroit

OVERVIEW: It was quite the season opener for the Jets, who went to Ford Field and dominated the Lions in rookie quarterback Sam Darnold's first NFL start. Things didn't start off very well for Darnold, who threw a pick-six on his first attempt, but he rebounded impressively. Darnold ended up going 16-for-21 for 198 yards and two touchdowns, good for a passer rating of 116.8. He got a lot of help from a running game that produced 169 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown by Isaiah Crowell, as well as a defense that came up with five interceptions. Linebacker Darron Lee, who played with Dolphins linebackers Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker at Ohio State, returned the first of his two interceptions for a touchdown. The Jets also got a touchdown on a punt return, a 78-yard score by Andre Roberts.

KEY NEW FACES: QB Sam Darnold (draft-1st round), DL Nathan Shepherd (draft-3rd), WR Terrell Pryor, C Spencer Long (Washington), RB Isaiah Crowell (Cleveland), LB Avery Williamson (Tennessee), CB Trumaine Johnson (L.A. Rams), K Jason Myers (Jacksonville), WR/RS Andre Roberts (Atlanta)

KEY VETERANS GONE: RB Matt Forte, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DL Muhammad Wilkerson, K Chandler Catanzaro, C Wesley Johnson, LB Demario Davis

Final Injury Report

Miami Dolphins

  • Questionable — LS John Denney (shoulder0, DE William Hayes (finger), WR DeVante Parker (finger)

New York Jets

  • Out — LB Josh Martin (concussion)
  • Doubtful — S Marcus Maye (foot)
  • Questionable — S Doug Middleton (finger)

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