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Inside The Numbers: Dolphins vs. Jets Preview

  • The Dolphins will be going for their second series sweep of the New York Jets in three years when the teams meet on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
  • Before splitting the series in 2017, the Dolphins beat the Jets 27-23 in Miami and 34-13 in New York in 2016 on their way to the playoffs.
  • The game Sunday will be the 106th time the Dolphins have faced the Jets in the regular season — more than any other opponent.
  • The Dolphins have outscored the Jets 2,294-2,259 (or an average of 21.8-21.5) in the first 105 meetings, with the Jets holding a 54-50-1 overall advantage.
  • The Dolphins have a 27-24-1 advantage in games played in Miami.
  • In the first 105 regular season meetings, the Dolphins scored 30 points or more a total of 28 times. The Dolphins have reached that plateau each of the past two seasons, in that 34-13 victory at MetLife Stadium in 2016 and a 31-28 victory at Hard Rock Stadium last season.
  • The Dolphins and Jets have faced each other in November 28 times, with the Dolphins holding a 15-13 advantage in those games. The last November matchup came two years ago when the Dolphins pulled out their 27-23 victory at Hard Rock Stadium.
  • The Dolphins own the three most lopsided victories in the series — 43-0 at New York in 1975, 45-3 at Miami in 1986, and 52-14 in the 1995 season opener.
  • The Jets own a 25-22 advantage in games decided by seven points or less, although the Dolphins have won eight of the past nine.
  • The Dolphins have had 17 300-yard passing performances against the Jets through the years, the most recent by **Ryan Tannehill** in 2015 (351 yards). Dan Marino has 11 of those 300-yard passing games, Tannehill has two, and the other four belong to Chad Henne, Jay Fiedler, Don Strock and Trent Green.
  • For rushing performances, the Dolphins have had 25 100-yard games, topped by the 178-yard outing by Lamar Miller in the 2014 finale that included the longest run in franchise history, a 97-yard touchdown.
  • The last Dolphins running back with a 100-yard game against the Jets was Jay Ajayi, who had 111 in that November 2016 game.
  • The Dolphins have had several memorable receiving performances against the Jets, including 200-yard outings by Mark Duper in 1985 (217 yards) and Nat Moore in 1981 (210), and Mark Ingram's four-touchdown game in the famous Fake Spike Game of 1994.
  • There have been 36 100-yard receiving performances by a Dolphins player against the Jets, the most recent being Jarvis Landry's 108-yard game in 2016.
  • Defensively, Bob Baumhower, Jason Taylor and Olivier Vernon share the Dolphins record for sacks in a game against the Jets with three each. Vernon was the last one to do it (2013).
  • In terms of interceptions, the Dolphins record against the Jets is three, done by Curtis Johnson in 1975 and William Judson in 1983. There have been 12 other games with a Dolphins player having two interceptions against the Jets, the latest coming in 2016 when Tony Lippett did it at MetLife Stadium.
  • The Dolphins have had 18 returns for touchdowns against the Jets, including one in both games in 2016 when **Kenyan Drake** scored the game-winning touchdown on a kickoff return in Miami and Walt Aikens scored off a blocked punt in New York.
  • Of course, it was against the Jets that former Dolphins returner Ted Ginn Jr. made NFL history in 2009 with kickoff returns of 100 and 101 yards in the same game, a 30-25 victory during which Jason Taylor also returned a fumble for a score.
  • When it comes to current Dolphins players, **Cameron Wake** has three multi-sack games against the Jets, including a 2.5-sack effort in the game at Hard Rock Stadium last year.
  • On offense, quarterback Ryan Tannehill had his best passer rating ever against the Jets in the Dolphins' 20-12 victory at MetLife Stadium in Week 2 this season with a 123.1.

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