NFL International Series: Dolphins vs. Jets Recap

    By Victoria Barnett

    Dolphins and Jets fans met in London to witness the first NFL International Series of the year between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. The weekend kicked off Friday evening with the NFL Friday Night Kickoff Cruise and ended Sunday at Wembley Stadium with the AFC matchup.

    Friday Night Kickoff Cruise

    NFL On Location VIP guests were able to begin the exciting weekend with a cruise on the River Thames. They enjoyed appetizers, drinks and appearances from Dolphins cheerleaders and legends! View more photos in our Facebook Album

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    Game Day Hospitality

    All guests were granted access to Game Day Hospitality. For Diamond and Sapphire guests, this included a deluxe 3-course meal and complimentary bar at the Bobby Moore Club at Wembley Stadium. Deluxe and Standard guests were treated to the exclusive NFL Pregame Party adjacent to Wembley Stadium, which included food and drinks.

    Dolphins vs. Jets Highlights

    Ryan_Tannehill_DolphinsThe Jets gained 425 yards of total offense as they captured a 27-14 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Running back Chris Ivory ran for a career-high 166 yards while quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 218 yards and one touchdown. The Dolphins managed to stay in the game, however, due to the 163 yards given up by 14 penalties from the Jets.

    Miami’s offensive performance was less than stellar as the team dropped to 1-3 this season. Ryan Tannehill continuously faced pressure from the Jets’ defense, although he still managed to end the game with 198 yards and two touchdowns on 19 of 44 passing. The biggest problem for the Dolphins was their inability to convert and come up with the big play as they went 0 for 12 on third downs and 0 for 4 on fourth downs.

    Defensively, Miami put up a good fight, but the Jets played aggressively and were able to run effectively, particularly Ivory who carried 29 times for an average 5.7 yards per run. The Jets were able to neutralize Dolphins tackle Ndamukong Suh, whose first tackle didn’t come until the third quarter, and they got a little help when cornerback Brent Grimes left the game with a right knee injury in the first quarter.

    The Dolphins have now lost three straight and will look to improve their performance under new coaching. Miami returns to the field Oct. 18 to play Tennessee. The Jets improved to 3-1 and will play the Washington Redskins on Oct. 18 as well.

    Image by Keith Allison / CC BY 2.0

    What’s Next?

    The Jaguars and Bills will be heading to London in a couple of weeks for the next NFL International Series Game! Be a part of the action and join us at Wembley Stadium October 25! With an Official Ticket Package from
    NFL On Location through QuintEvents, you will receive tickets to the game, pregame food and drinks, and the choice to go on the Friday Night Kickoff Cruise. You can also add hotel accommodations at the 4-Star Lancaster London.

    View Jaguars vs Bills Ticket Packages

     

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    Image by Martin Pettitt / CC BY 2.0.