Dolphins-Jets Capsule

Dolphins-Jets Capsule

13 Sep, 2018

 

MIAMI (1-0) at NEW YORK JETS (1-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 1-0, New York 1-0

SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 54-50-1

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Jets 31-28, Oct. 22, 2017

LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Titans 27-20; Jets beat Lions 48-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 18, Jets No. 17

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (13), PASS (20).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (17t), PASS (12).

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (3), PASS (23).

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (1), PASS (24t).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - AFC East rivals split last year's series, but Dolphins have won three of last four overall. ... Dolphins looking for first 2-0 start since 2013, when they opened 3-0. ... Dolphins coming off winning longest NFL game since 1970 merger, outlasting Tennessee in 7 hours, 8 minutes, including 3:59 in multiple weather delays. ... QB Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes and was intercepted twice while leading Miami to victory for eighth time in his last nine starts. It was Tannehill's first regular-season game since 2016 after missing last season with knee injury. ... RB Frank Gore has 14,087 career yards rushing and needs 15 to surpass Curtis Martin (14,101) for fourth place on NFL's list. Has started 109 consecutive games, first RB to have 100 or more since Martin started 119 straight from 1998-05. ... WR Kenny Stills had 106 yards receiving and two TDs, including 75-yard scoring reception last week. ... WR Jakeem Grant had 102-yard kickoff return for TD vs. Titans, joining Kansas City's Tyreek Hill as only players since 2016 to return both kickoff and punt for scores. ... S Reshad Jones had two INTs last week, while LB Kiko Alonso had one. ... New Jersey native S Minkah Fitzpatrick, No. 11 overall pick in draft, had six tackles in NFL debut. ... Jets look to open season 2-0 for first time since Todd Bowles' first year as coach in 2015. ... Jets' 31 points in third quarter vs. Lions were most in franchise history for that quarter and second most for any quarter. Brett Favre-led Jets had 34 points in second quarter in 2008 vs. Arizona. New York first team to score 31 or more in third quarter since Rams had 41 vs. Lions in 1950. ... Jets' 48 points on road were franchise record. ... Rookie QB Sam Darnold bounced back from having first career pass intercepted and returned for touchdown to finish 16 of 21 for 198 yards and TDs to Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa vs. Lions. At 21 years, 97 days old, Darnold became youngest QB to start season opener in Super Bowl era (since 1966 season). He was 4 of 4 for 72 yards and TD for 158.3 rating on third downs. ... RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 102 yards and two TDs on just 10 carries in debut with Jets. He already has as many wins in one game with New York as he had in last two seasons with Cleveland. ... WR Andre Roberts returned punt 78 yards for TD vs. Lions, Jets' first score on punt return since Jeremy Kerley (68 yards) in 2012 season opener vs. Buffalo. ... Jets had five INTs, including two by LB Darron Lee and one each by S Jamal Adams and CBs Morris Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson. It was most in franchise history in season opener, and first time Jets had five in game since doing so vs. Denver in 1999. ... Lee returned one of his two INTs 36 yards for TD, Jets' first defensive score since 2013 - span of 73 games, longest drought in NFL history. ... Fantasy tip: Enunwa could be solid start after being Darnold's favorite target in opener while getting team-leading 10 passes thrown his way and catching six for 63 yards and TD.


By The Associated Press