Dolphins’ win over Jaguars comes with odd Ryan Fitzpatrick milestone

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as very well as any individual in the NFL.

It doesn’t subject which uniform the journeyman quarterback is sporting, both.

Fitzpatrick accounted for three touchdowns and led Miami to a 31-13 victory Thursday night, starting to be the very first NFL quarterback to notch 6 wins above the very same opponent with 6 teams.

“Fitz is out of his thoughts,” limited stop Mike Gesicki said. “He’s (37) and enjoying like he’s 23. You see the fun he has. Soon after I scored, we arrived off the area chest bumping and screaming. It is so a great deal fun to participate in with him.”

The lopsided result also gave Miami (one-2) its very first double-digit victory in 39 video games, ending the longest drought in the league. It was the very first time the Dolphins have gained a recreation by more than 8 points because Dec. 3, 2017, a 35-nine victory above Denver.

Fitzpatrick finished his very first twelve passes — a career significant — as Miami scored touchdowns on its very first three drives for the very first time because 2011. He finished the night celebrating one more victory above the Jaguars (one-2).

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“It’s why I even now participate in,” Fitzpatrick said. “I appreciate enjoying, especially when you’re having results. I truly feel like the luckiest guy in the world sometimes acquiring to go exterior and participate in soccer with my close friends.”

He improved to 6-2 as a starter vs . Jacksonville, with wins coming with Cincinnati (2008), Buffalo (2012), Tennessee (2013), Houston (2014), the New York Jets (2015) and now Miami.

Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-12 months-old legs on the lookout as clean as any in Miami’s backfield.

He finished 18 of 20 passes — the very last just one to himself — for 160 yards and two touchdowns in his most current successful outing versus the Jags, who manufactured countless blunders even though failing to continuously shift the chains and get off the area on third down.

In shorter, they appeared specifically like the team most outsiders envisioned them to be this time.

“As a group we just didn’t get it accomplished,” said Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who finished 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. “We had way too numerous blunders. That’s plain and uncomplicated.”

Jacksonville’s most egregious mistakes:

—Chris Conley dropped two passes that would have been very first downs and was flagged for offensive pass interference in the third quarter. Minshew fumbled on the subsequent participate in, foremost to Miami’s fourth touchdown of the night.

“I allow this offense down,” Conley said. “Rough night.”

— Minshew audibled to a pitch to the shorter facet of the area on a third-and-5 participate in. He was sacked on the subsequent participate in, ending a shot at creating the recreation near at halftime.

— Still left deal with Cam Robinson was disqualified for creating get in touch with with an official next Minshew’s fumble.

—Rookie cornerback CJ Henderson was on the completely wrong stop of just one of four pass interference phone calls versus Jacksonville. He also failed to contact receiver Jakeem Grant down just after Grant manufactured a diving capture. Grant jumped up and obtained an extra 10 yards.

Incorporating injury to insult, the Jaguars may have lost linebacker Leon Jacobs for the time. Jacobs was carted off the area on the opening travel with a proper knee injury.

Fitzpatrick was previously in management by then. He scored a several plays later as Jacksonville authorized a touchdown on the game’s opening travel for the third straight 7 days.

“We’ve bought to do a much better position of executing early on,” Jaguars mentor Doug Marrone said.

Fitzpatrick had TD passes to Preston Williams and Gesicki — his ideal toss of the night — in the very first half and ran for a score in the third.

Almost everything went so very well for Fitzpatrick that even a pass batted down at the line of scrimmage in the fourth bounced proper into his arms for a reception.

“You will seldom see me slide, and nowadays I slid,” he said. “That may not come about once again all 12 months. throwing a block and acquiring hit, that aids me get into the recreation a tiny bit.”