They are not the same old New York Jets, but that definitely was the same old Dan Marino again making magic today for the Miami Dolphins in a 31-20 victory at Giants Stadium in which the 36-year-old quarterback set yet another team passing record.
With Marino completing 27 of his 38 pass attempts for 372 yards and two touchdowns, the Dolphins (4-2) ended the Jets' three-game winning streak. Miami also remained within a game of the New England Patriots in the AFC East, with the Jets (4-3) playing the Patriots here Sunday.
This had been billed as the Jets' most meaningful game since they played the Dolphins on Nov. 27, 1994. That day, Marino faked a spike of the ball in the closing seconds and instead threw a touchdown pass to win the game. The Jets then spiraled into a five-game losing streak that led to the firing of Pete Carroll.
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