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Jets vs. Dolphins 2021 Preview | Players to Watch, Newcomers & Matchup Information

The Green & White Host the Dolphins on Nov. 21 and Play at Miami on Dec. 19


The Jets and the Dolphins have played each other 111 times (yes, 110 times in the regular season and once in the postseason -- the infamous Mud Bowl AFC title game on Jan. 23, 1983). The game against Miami at MetLife Stadium will be the Jets' only back-to-back meetings this season against AFC East opponents (Buffalo visits the week before). After finishing 5-11 in 2019, Head Coach Brian Flores turned around things as the Dolphins checked in with a 10-6 record, but missed the postseason. The wily veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has taken his "magic" to the Washington Football Team, leaving the offense in the hands of second-year QB Tua Tagovailoa and newcomer Jacoby Brissett joins the room.

Here's a preliminary look at the Week 11 and Week 15 matchups.

Miami Dolphins

Owner: Stephen M. Ross
General Manager: Chris Grier
Coach: Brian Flores (15-17)

Players to Know

-QB Tua Tagovailoa
-CB Xavien Howard
-WR DeVante Parker
-LB Jerome Baker
-CB Byron Jones
-TE Mike Gesicki


Key additions: DB Jason McCourty, OG D.J. Fluker, LB Duke Riley, WR Will Fuller, QB Jacoby Brissett, DB Justin Coleman, WR Robert Foster, LB Bernardrick McKinney

Key losses: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, C Ted Karras, DE Shaq Lawson, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB Kyle Van Noy, S Bobby McCain, P Matt Haack

Draft Class: WR Jaylen Waddle (Rd 1), DE Jaelan Phillips (Rd 1), S Jevon Holland (Rd 2), OT Liam Eichenberg (Rd 2), TE Hunter Long (Rd 3), OT Larnel Coleman (Rd 7), RB Gerrid Doaks (Rd 7)

Matchup Information

2020 Season record: 10-6 (2nd in AFC East)
Series record: Tied, 55-55-1
Last matchup at MetLife Stadium: Nov. 29, 2020; Dolphins 20, Jets 3
Last home victory vs. Miami: Dec. 8, 2019; Jets 22, Dolphins 21
Last matchup at Miami: Oct. 18, 2020; Dolphins 24, Jets 0
Last road victory at Miami: Oct. 4, 2015, Jets 27, Dolphins 14

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