Dolphins Get Their First Win of the Season With Victory Over Jets

The team's losing streak ends at 10

Preston Williams of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Preston Williams of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
By Bonnie Stiernberg / November 3, 2019 5:10 pm

It was bound to happen eventually: the Miami Dolphins won a game. On Sunday (Nov. 3), the team snapped its 10-game winless streak dating back to last season with its first victory of the year, beating former coach Adam Gase and the New York Jets 26-18.

The win means that the Dolphins — who came into the game as the lowest scoring offense in the NFL — and Jets are now tied for a miserable 1-7 record headed into Week 10. Only the Washington Redskins (1-8) and the Cincinnati Bengals (0-8) are worse. It’s the Dolphins’ first victory since Week 14 of last season.

Former Jet Ryan Fitzpatrick went 24-for-36 for 288 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie Preston Williams was taken off the field in a cart with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold missed a snap in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Dolphins safety.

It was a humiliating loss for the Jets and their head coach, who was met with “Fire Gase!” chants from the crowd at the end of the game. Gase told reporters after the game that Jets morale isn’t great at the moment, saying, “We’re 1-7. You feel like crap. You don’t put in all this time and effort to come out here and lose.”

The Jets will take on the Giants next week, while the Dolphins will face the Indianapolis Colts.

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