NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS : Postgame Notes


HARD ROCK STADIUM
OCT. 18, 2020 | 4:05 PM
DOLPHINS SHUT OUT JETS , 24 – 0


• Miami’s 24-0 win is the team’s first shutout since Nov. 2, 2014 when they beat San Diego, 37-0.
• This is the first time the Dolphins won back-to-back games in a season by 20 or more points since 1990 when the Dolphins posted a 27-7 win at Indianapolis followed by a 23-3 win vs. Phoenix.
o However, the Dolphins have won by 20-plus points in the 2001 season finale (34-7 vs. Buffalo) followed by a 20-plus point win in 2002 season opener (49-21 vs. Detroit) in that span.
• The Dolphins have now won three of their past four games and eight of their past 15 dating back to 2019.
• This is Miami’s fifth consecutive victory over the Jets at Hard Rock Stadium.
• Miami has now won five of its past six meetings against the Jets and seven of the past nine.
• This is the Dolphins’ fourth win in their past seven home games.
• Miami is now 65-40-3 all-time in home games in October.• The Dolphins have won 21 of their past 35 games at Hard Rock Stadium dating back to 2016.


DOLPHINS DEFENSE PITCHES SHUT OUT
• Miami’s 24-0 win is the team’s first shutout since Nov. 2, 2014 when they beat San Diego, 37-0.
• It’s the 27th regular-season shutout in Dolphins history and third of the Jets. Miami has 30 shutouts overall (including postseason) and four against the Jets.
• Miami’s last shutout of the Jets came in the AFC Championship game on Jan. 23, 1983 when the Dolphins won 14-0.
• With three more sacks today, the Dolphins now have eight sacks in the past two weeks, tied for third-most in the NFL in that span.
• At the conclusion of today’s 4 p.m. games, the Dolphins’ scoring defense of 18.8 points allowed per game ranks fourth in the NFL this season and Miami’s 17 sacks rank sixth.
• At the conclusion of today’s 4 p.m. games, Miami has the NFL’s best third down defense, allowing opponents to convert on just 31.3 percent of opportunities.
• The Dolphins limited the Jets to just 148 net passing yards. Paired with the 128 net passing yards allowed at San Francisco last week, it marks the first time since 2010 the Dolphins have limited opponents to fewer than 150 net
passing yards in consecutive games (Nov. 14, 2010 vs. Tennessee and Nov. 18, 2010 vs. Chicago)

DOLPHINS JUMP OUT TO ANOTHER FAST START
• Miami once again jumped out to a quick lead, taking a 21-0 advantage into halftime. They’ve held at least a 14-0 lead in all three of their victories this season.
• With Miami’s touchdown in the first quarter, the Dolphins have now led opponents 45-17 in the first quarter of games this season. That +28 point differential in the first quarter is second-best in the NFL as of the end of today’s 4 p.m. games.
• Miami’s 21-point lead in the first half gives them a 94-55 advantage in the first half of games this season. That +39 point differential in the first half is second-best in the NFL as of the end of today’s 4 p.m. games.

• QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three first-half touchdowns for the eighth time in his 162-game NFL career. He did it twice last year on Nov. 3, 2019 vs. N.Y. Jets and Dec. 22, 2019 vs. Cincinnati.

HOWARD INTERCEPTS A PASS IN HIS FOURTH STRAIGHT GAME
• CB Xavien Howard intercepted his fourth pass of the season in his fourth consecutive game, after he picked off Jets QB Joe Flacco in the second quarter.
• Howard’s four-game interception streak is the second-longest in team history. S Dick Westmoreland intercepted a pass in five straight games in 1967.
• As of the end of the 4 p.m. games, Howard’s four interceptions this season are tied with Washington CB Kendall Fuller for the most in the NFL.
• It was Howard’s 16th interception since December of 2017, the most in the NFL in that span (as of the end of today’s 4 p.m. games):

INTERCEPTION LEADERS (SINCE DEC. 2017)

Rk Name Team Interceptions

  1. Xavien Howard MIA 16
  2. Kyle Fuller CHI 13
  3. Marcus Peters KC/LAR/BAL 12
  4. Kevin Byard TEN 11
  5. Quandre Diggs DET/SEA 10
    Tre’Davious White BUF 10
    Damontae Kazee ATL 10
    J.C. Jackson NE 10
    Marcus Williams NO 10
    DOLPHINS FIRST – HALF DEFENSE
    • The Dolphins defense limited the Jets to just 93 total yards in the first half of today’s game. It was the fewest yards allowed in the first half of a game by Miami since Oct. 8, 2017 in a win vs. Tennessee.
    • Miami forced six punts and held the Jets to just five first downs in the first half. It’s the first time the Dolphins have forced more punts than first downs allowed in the first half of a game since Oct. 8, 2017 in a win vs. Tennessee.
    • The Dolphins’ pass rush was active, hitting Jets QB Joe Flacco four times and sacking him once in the first half.
    • Miami was also active in the secondary as they had five passes defensed in the first half, including an interception by CB Xavien Howard.
    GASKIN HAS CAREER DAY
    • RB Myles Gaskin had the most productive game of his career today, totaling 126 yards from scrimmage with 91 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards.

    • The 126 scrimmage yards and 91 rushing yards were both career highs for Gaskin.
    • The last time the Dolphins had a running back total at least 126 scrimmage yards in a game was RB Kenyan Drake, when he had 193 scrimmage yards on Dec. 11, 2017 vs. New England.
    • Gaskin’s 91 rushing yards were the most by a Dolphins running back since RB Kalen Ballage had 123 rushing yards on Dec. 16, 2018 at Minnesota.
    OGBAH TAKES DOWN FLACCO TWICE
    • DE Emmanuel Ogbah recorded two sacks for a loss of 30 yards today. It was Miami’s first two-sack performance since DE Cameron Wake and DT Akeem Spence both had a pair of sacks in the Nov. 4, 2018 game vs. the N.Y. Jets.
    • Ogbah has now recorded five sacks this season and four in his past three games. He’s just one half-sack shy of his career high of 5.5 sacks set in both 2016 and 2019.
    • Ogbah’s four sacks in the past three weeks are tied for second-most in the NFL in that span.
    • Ogbah brought down QB Joe Flacco for a loss of 28 yards in the fourth quarter. According to Pro Football Reference, that was just the seventh time since 1994 that an NFL player has recorded a sack of 28-plus yards.
    TIGHT ENDS STAND OUT IN WIN
    • Miami got contributions from a pair of unheralded tight ends. TE Adam Shaheen got it going early with a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was Shaheen’s second touchdown in as many weeks and the sixth touchdown reception of his career.
    • Shaheen totaled a career-high 51 receiving yards. He had 47, enough for his career high, in just the first half alone.
    Shaheen caught a 43-yard pass in the second quarter for the longest reception of his career, setting up a Dolphins touchdown.
    • TE Durham Smythe caught a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. It was the first touchdown of Smythe’s career.
    INJURIES REPORTED IN THE PRESS BOX

MIAMI DOLPHINS
• LB Andrew Van Ginkel, second quarter – evaluated for a concussion – questionable downgraded to out
• LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, third quarter – hand – questionable
• WR DeVante Parker, fourth quarter – groin – questionable
• DT Raekwon Davis, fourth quarter – shoulder – questionable
NEW YORK JETS
• T Chuma Edoga, third quarter – calf – questionable downgraded to out
• LB Frankie Luvu, third quarter – groin – out
• OL Alex Lewis, fourth quarter – shoulder – out

CAPTAINS

MIAMI DOLPHINS
• S Clayton Fejedelem
QUICK HITS
• There were 10,772 tickets distributed to today’s game.
• K Jason Sanders made a 24-yard field goal in the third quarter, extending his streak to 18 consecutive made field goals including 15 to start this season. His 18 consecutive makes is second in team history and one shy of the team record of 19 set by K Olindo Mare in 1999.
• WR Jakeem Grant’s 83 punt return yards today are the sixth-most by a Dolphin in a game where they have not returned a punt for a touchdown.
• P Matt Haack pinned five punts inside the 20 for the fifth time in his career, a Dolphins record.
• DE Emmanuel Ogbah made his 50th NFL start today.
• WR DeVante Parker played in his 75th NFL game today.
• DT Benito Jones and QB Tua Tagovailoa made their NFL debuts today.
• QB Tua Tagovailoa becomes the fourth left-handed quarterback to throw a pass for the Dolphins, joining Jim Del Gaizo, Scott Mitchell and Pat White.
o NOTE: RB Ronnie Brown, who threw left-handed, played quarterback in the team’s Wildcat formation from 2008-10.
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