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Led by Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins Easily Defeated the Jets by a Lopsided 20-3 Win

The Miami Dolphins easily defeated the New York Jets in a lopsided victory of 20-3, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in MetLife Stadium in New York. For the win, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 257 yards, and two touchdowns. The Dolphins also relied on a rushing game that produced 104 yards and zero rushing touchdowns.

Fitzpatrick finished the game with two touchdowns, completing 24 of 39 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 257 yards and zero interceptions, and a passer rating of 97.90.

The Dolphins deployed a rushing game led by DeAndre Washington and Matt Breida. For the game, Washington carried the ball 13 times and rushed for 49 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Breida supplemented by carrying the ball eight times for a total of 36 yards. In the passing game, the Dolphins’ top receivers were Mack Hollins and DeVante Parker. Hollins caught two passes for a total of 19 yards, while Parker contributed with 119 yards from eight passes.

The Dolphins were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and two tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with zero defensive touchdowns.

On the losing side of the game, Sam Darnold of the Jets ended the day with zero touchdowns, along with 197 yards, two interceptions, and a 51.00 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Jets was led by Ty Johnson and Frank Gore. For the game, Johnson rushed for three yards from carrying the football two times. Meanwhile Gore carried the ball 18 times for a total of 74 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Jets included Denzel Mims and Breshad Perriman. Mims caught four passes for a total of 67 yards, while Perriman contributed with 79 yards from four passes.

In their loss, the Jets defense contributed with four forced fumbles and one tackle to go along with four sacks and zero defensive touchdowns. This production from the Jets defense was not enough help get a win.

The Dolphins walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 7-4. The Jets on the other hand, dropped to 0-11 for the season.