The Miami Dolphins traveled to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets this past weekend. This was a game where most offenses struggled scoring throughout. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first quarter, but it took until after halftime for both teams to put points on the board again. Even with some of the offensive struggles, the Dolphins did manage to win this game by a score of 24-17. Miami is now on a three-game winning streak, with their other wins being against the Texans and the Ravens. This article will recap the Miami Dolphins’ Week 11 game against the New York Jets.
Gaskin had a productive day on the ground
Myles Gaskin has been struggling to run all season. The offensive line has just not created a lot of holes for Gaskin to get through. He has had more success being a receiver out of the backfield than actually running the ball.
Maybe this last game will change the season for him, as he had a great game on the ground. He was finding holes within the line to get through and he had some nice long runs. His longest run was for 20 yards. He had 89 yards on the ground, which is a season-high for him this year. He didn’t manage to score any touchdowns rushing the ball, but he did get one receiving. Tua Tagovailola found him wide open in the middle of the field for a five-yard touchdown pass. Gaskin was the workhorse in this game, as the other running backs did not get many carries throughout
Mack Hollins led the day receiving
Mack Hollins had a huge play in this game, which gave the Dolphins the lead early on in the third quarter. This was a 65-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa. Hollins was wide open down the sideline and got into the end zone easily. This pass gave Hollins most of his yardage on the day, as he had 72 yards total for this game.
.@Tua ➡️ @mackhollins for 6⃣5⃣! TOUCHDOWN!
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— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 21, 2021
Jaylen Waddle also had a nice day receiving as he had eight receptions for 65 yards. He did not score any touchdowns through the air, but he did manage to score a one-yard touchdown rushing. This was Waddles first rushing touchdown of his career. The last receiver that had a noticeable day receiving was Mike Gesicki. He has become a reliable target for Tagovailoa as of late. Furthermore, Gesicki had five receptions for 50 receiving yards.
The Dolphins Defense
The defense overall did well in this game. They limited explosive plays throughout the game and held the Jets to 17 points. The Dolphins did force a turnover in this game. Brandon Jones came up with a huge sack, that forced a Flacco fumble. Jevon Holland ended up recovering it, which ended a pretty promising drive for the Jets. Furthermore, Jevon Holland again led the way in tackles, as he has been one of the more impressive players on this Dolphins defense recently. He had seven total tackles with 6 of them being solo tackles.
Overall, this was not the best game for the Dolphins, but they did get the win and that is all that matters at the end of the day. The Dolphins are now 4-7 on the season and are third in the AFC East division. They will be at home next weekend as they face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. This concludes this Miami Dolphins’ Week 11 game recap.
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