Dolphins Beat the Jets in a Defensive Battle

Not every NFL game I photograph is going to be an offensive onslaught of touchdowns and highlight reel catches and I get this. But when the Dolphins beat the Jets in a defensive battle, I wasn’t aware that either offense was going to show up. I’m not sure they even showed up to the stadium.

I know I wasn’t the only sports photographer out there begging for some action to photograph. It was painful. Sacks, interceptions, dropped passes. You name it, it happened. Everything except big plays and touchdowns.

Both quarterbacks, Brock Osweiler and rookie Sam Darnold, struggled. An mightily. Dare I even say it was a performance to forget. Highlights were few and far between and with a Dolphins and Jets rivalry, you kind of were hoping for more.

One of the few highlights was seeing Jets legend, Broadway Joe Namath, stroll along the sidelines greeting fans. It was evident by the shrieks and selfies that Jet fans still adore Namath.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) high fives New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) high fives New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89)
New York Jets legend, Joe Namath
New York Jets legend, Joe Namath
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) signing autographs for fans
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) signing autographs for fans
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) greets fans
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) greets fans
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33)
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33)
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) in drills
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) in drills
NFL Salute to Service
NFL Salute to Service
New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89) warming up
New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89) warming up
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) warms up
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) warms up
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reaches out to a fan during drills
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reaches out to a fan during drills
New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68)
New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68)
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81)
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81)
New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25) comes out for warmups
New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25) comes out for warmups
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92)
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92)
New York Jets defensive tackle Mike Pennel (98)
New York Jets defensive tackle Mike Pennel (98)
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92)
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92)
Miami Dolphins players run onto the field
Miami Dolphins players run onto the field
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) runs through the smoke
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) runs through the smoke
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) runs through the smoke
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) runs through the smoke
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32)
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32)
New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) talks to coach Kevin Greene
New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) talks to coach Kevin Greene
Miami Dolphins cheerleaders
Miami Dolphins cheerleaders
New York Jets line up for the national anthem
New York Jets line up for the national anthem
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) and the Jets stand for the national anthem
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) and the Jets stand for the national anthem
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) takes the reverse
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) takes the reverse
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32)
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws on the run
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws on the run
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) talks to Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (86)
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) talks to Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (86)
Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch (50) grabs the facemask of New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch (50) grabs the facemask of New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14)
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) tries to bat down the past Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) tries to bat down the past Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) throws under pressure
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) throws under pressure
Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Kiko Alonso (47) tackles New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25)
Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Kiko Alonso (47) tackles New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands off to New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands off to New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass
New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell (20)
New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell (20)
New York Jets linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (55) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
New York Jets linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (55) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) after the game
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) after the game
Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore (21) and New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) meet after the game
Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore (21) and New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) meet after the game
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) and New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92)
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) and New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92)
New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23)
New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23)
Miami Dolphins tight end Nick O'Leary (83) and New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23)
Miami Dolphins tight end Nick O’Leary (83) and New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23)

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