New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins: Unforgettable Games in Rivalry History

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New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins: Unforgettable Games in Rivalry History
Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
The Dolphins claimed a chokehold on the Jets in Week 8.

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins have been at each other's throats for almost five decades. This heated rivalry has now spanned 95 games, and has seen the likes of historical comebacks, trash talk throw-downs, and full-blown brawls.

It started in 1966 when an upstart franchise hosted Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath and the Jets at the Miami Orange Bowl in an American Football League showdown.

The Dolphins would commence a treacherous climb to overtake their soon-to-be sworn rival. The Jets would win the first eight contests between the two franchises, while also claiming the Super Bowl III title.

But the tides started to turn after the AFL-NFL merger took place.

The Dolphins would mount the NFL's only perfect season (14-0) en route to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1972 and '73 while the Jets sputtered out of control as Namath combated countless injuries.

The Jets lead the all-time series 49-45-1, although the Dolphins have sustained more success through winning more divisional championships and reaching more Super Bowls.

This is a video breakdown of ten memorable games in the 46-year history of the Jets-Dolphins rivalry:

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