Top Five Greatest Games in the Miami Dolphins Rivalry with the New York Jets

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Top Five Greatest Games in the Miami Dolphins Rivalry with the New York Jets
Associated Press
Both Marino and Shula Delivered Many Memorable Moments in Miami

The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets have been bitter rivals for decades. Their first matchup was on September 9, 1966 which the Jets won 19-14. Their most recent matchup was December 29, 2013 which the Jets also won 20-7.

The Jets lead the series by a count of 50-46-1. Six of their games went into overtime and only once have they met in the playoffs.

It is no secret throughout the league that these two teams have a deep disdain for one another. Who could forget Jason Taylor's comments about Jets fans before the Dolphins hosted the Jets in 2005?:

Jets fans don't have a whole lot else going for them, and they rely on the Jets beating the Dolphins. I wouldn't want to live in New York in November or December either, so they come down here and fill up our stadium. They sit there and yell their J-E-T-S chant. That's the only word they know how to spell. (via Kevin Lerner, South Florida Sun Sentinel) 

Some of the most must-see moments in NFL history have occurred during this nearly 50-year-old rivalry. There are a handful of games that stand out to me as some of the greatest ever played between these long time rivals.

Some went in favor of the Dolphins and some went to the Jets, but each was memorable and a lot of fun to watch.

 

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