Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars in addition to any person within the NFL.

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

Fitzpatrick accounted for 3 touchdowns and led Miami to a 31-13 victory Thursday evening, turning into the primary NFL quarterback to notch six wins over the similar opponent with six groups.

“Fitz is out of his thoughts,” tight finish Mike Gesicki mentioned. “He’s (37) and taking part in like he’s 23. You notice the thrill he has. When I scored, we got here off the sector chest bumping and screaming. It’s such a lot a laugh to play with him.”

The lopsided result additionally gave Miami (1-2) its first double-digit victory in 39 video games, finishing the longest drought within the league. It was once the primary time the Dolphins have gained a recreation by means of greater than 8 issues since Dec. three, 2017, a 35-Nine victory over Denver.

Fitzpatrick finished his first 12 passes — a occupation top — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first 3 drives for the primary time since 2011. He ended the evening celebrating some other victory over the Jaguars (1-2).

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

Fitzpatrick additionally ran for 39 yards and a rating, his 37-year-old legs having a look as contemporary as any in Miami’s backfield.

He finished 18 of 20 passes — the ultimate one to himself — for 160 yards and two touchdowns in his newest a success day out towards the Jags, who made numerous errors whilst failing to constantly transfer the chains and get off the sector on 0.33 down.

Briefly, they seemed precisely just like the workforce maximum outsiders anticipated them to be this season.

“As a gaggle we simply did not get it achieved,” mentioned Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who finished 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. “We had too many errors. That is simple and easy.”

Jacksonville’s maximum egregious mistakes:

—Chris Conley dropped two passes that will had been first downs and was once flagged for offensive go interference within the 0.33 quarter. Minshew fumbled at the subsequent play, resulting in Miami’s fourth landing of the evening.

“I let this offense down,” Conley mentioned. “Tough evening.”

—Minshew audibled to a pitch to the fast facet of the sector on a third-and-Five play. He was once sacked at the subsequent play, finishing a shot at making the sport shut at halftime.

—Left take on Cam Robinson was once disqualified for making touch with an professional following Minshew’s fumble.

—Rookie cornerback CJ Henderson was once at the unsuitable finish of certainly one of 4 go interference calls towards Jacksonville. He additionally failed to the touch receiver Jakeem Grant down after Grant made a diving catch. Grant jumped up and received an additional 10 yards.

Including harm to insult, the Jaguars can have misplaced linebacker Leon Jacobs for the season. Jacobs was once carted off the sector at the opening power with a proper knee harm.

Fitzpatrick was once already in keep an eye on by means of then. He scored a couple of performs later as Jacksonville allowed a landing at the recreation’s opening power for the 0.33 instantly week.

“We now have were given to do a greater process of executing early on,” Jaguars trainer Doug Marrone mentioned.

Fitzpatrick had TD passes to Preston Williams and Gesicki — his best possible throw of the evening — within the first part and ran for a rating within the 0.33.

The whole thing went so smartly for Fitzpatrick that even a go batted down on the line of scrimmage within the fourth bounced proper into his palms for a reception.

“You’ll hardly see me slide, and lately I slid,” he mentioned. “That would possibly not occur once more all 12 months. throwing a block and getting hit, that is helping me get into the sport a bit of bit.”

BRIGHT SPOT

Rookie working again James Robinson was once certainly one of Jacksonville’s few vivid spots. He ran 11 occasions for 46 yards and two touchdowns and had six receptions for 83 yards.

WRIGHT’S DEBUT

Jaguars rookie Brandon Wright made his NFL debut towards Miami, becoming a member of a small record of Black place-kickers in league historical past. The crowd comprises Gene Mingo, Cookie Gilchrist, Donald Igweibuike, Obed Ariri, Cedric Oglesby and Justin Medlock.

Wright overlooked certainly one of his two additional level makes an attempt. He additionally injured a groin within the fourth quarter.

KEY INJURIES

Jaguars protection Andrew Wingard was once dominated out at halftime with a core muscle harm. He was once filling in for starter Jarrod Wilson, who’s on injured reserve. … Jaguars receiver DJ Chark (chest/again) was once dominated out about six hours sooner than kickoff. He’s anticipated again at follow subsequent week. … The Dolphins have been with out No. 1 cornerback Byron Jones (groin/Achilles tendon).

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Each groups remained of their locker room for the nationwide anthem, proceeding their push for social and racial justice.

UP NEXT

Miami hosts Seattle on Oct. four. The Dolphins have gained 5 of the ultimate seven conferences, together with 3 instantly in South Florida.

Jacksonville performs at Cincinnati on Oct. four. The Jaguars have gained two in a row towards the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.

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