"There's nothing like it. It's the sweetest feeling ever."
— Rookie linebacker Jerome Baker was all smiles after he scored the only touchdown of the game in the victory against the Jets. Baker's 25-yard interception return gave the Dolphins a 13-6 lead in the fourth quarter. The third-round pick from Ohio State showed that kind of big-play ability in college — he had a 68-yard pick-six as a sophomore in 2016 and a 20-yard fumble return for a touchdown as a junior in 2017.
"I just felt excited to be in there. I was honored to be in there with those guys. I wanted to go make a play with them, for them."
— Safety Walt Aikens has made an impact on special teams all season for the Dolphins, but he got a chance to help out on defense late in the game against the Jets and he delivered with a game-clinching interception in the final minute. Aikens was outstanding again as the gunner, helping punter Matt Haack finished with a 42.8-yard average with seven kicks inside the 20.
"You keep doing the right thing and eventually good things will happen to you."
— Defensive end Cameron Wake reflected on his two-sack game against the Jets, pointing out that his focus always has remained on doing what he's supposed to do without worrying so much about results. Wake was rewarded for his efforts against the Jets with the 17th multi-sack game of his career.
"I got a headache right now. It's just a lot mentally. Just moving around all over the place, you have to think a lot. It's a challenge to me and I think I did a pretty good job."
— Rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick again was able to showcase his tremendous versatility against the Jets as he started the game as the boundary cornerback opposite Xavien Howard before moving to safety once starter Reshad Jones left the game. Fitzpatrick finished with six tackles and again did a good job in coverage, showing all the attributes that made him the 11th overall selection in the 2018 NFL draft.
"It's kind of good to get this feeling back. We were kind of down on ourselves, but this is the NFL. You've got to bounce back. We did a great job of that today."
— Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was a huge factor in helping the Dolphins defense come up big after two disappointing efforts. Spence had his first two sacks for the Dolphins with the first two-sack game of his six-year NFL career.