The Dolphins seek victory number 500 and face the Jets who come from a spectacular NFL

KEY INJURIES: Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) is out after getting hurt against Cincinnati. … Hill (quadriceps) and Waddle (groin) were limited in practice Thursday and Friday. … CB Xavien Howard (groin) was also limited Friday and listed as questionable. … LT Terron Armstead (toe) hasn’t practiced all week and is questionable to play. … CB Byron Jones (Achilles tendon) will not start the 21-day practice window to get out of PUP. McDaniel said Jones didn’t have any major setbacks, but he’s not progressing as fast as the team hoped. … Jets rookie RT Max Mitchell (knee) and LB Quincy Williams (ankle) are out. … LT Duane Brown (shoulder) and DE Vinny Curry (hamstring) started practice this week. Brown said he was “good to go” to play.

SERIES NOTES: The AFC East rivals have played 113 times, including a postseason game won by Miami, and the Dolphins lead the series 57-55-1 after sweeping two games last season. … The Dolphins have won four in a row and eight of the last nine meetings. … The only time they met in the playoffs was on Jan. 23, 1983, when Miami won 14-0 in the AFC championship game before losing to Washington in the Super Bowl. On a muddy field at the Orange Bowl, AJ Duhe intercepted Richard Todd three times and returned once to score. Todd finished with five interceptions. … In 1986, the Jets won 51-45 in overtime on Ken O’Brien’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Wesley Walker. O’Brien threw for 479 yards and three TDs with one INT, while Miami’s Dan Marino had 448 yards, six TDs and two INTs. … In 1994, Marino led the Dolphins to 22 unanswered points capped by his fake spike with 22 seconds left when he threw a 5-yard TD pass to Mark Ingram for the winning score in a 28-24 victory. … The Jets had a big comeback in 2000 with “Monday Night Miracle.” New York erased a 30-7 fourth-quarter deficit when Vinny Testaverde threw four TD passes in the period, including a catch by offensive lineman Jumbo Elliott for the tying score. John Hall’s 40-yard field goal in overtime gave the Jets a 40-37 victory.

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STATS AND THINGS: The Dolphins are looking for their first 4-1 start since 2003, when they went 10-6 under Dave Wannstedt but didn’t make the playoffs. … A win would give Miami its 500th overall victory, including the playoffs. … Teddy Bridgewater will start for Miami with Tua Tagovailoa sidelined with a head injury. Bridgewater, who was in training camp with the Jets in 2018, has started games for four NFL teams: Minnesota, New Orleans, Carolina and Denver. With Sunday’s start, he will become the 22nd quarterback in league history to start for five teams, and the first since Nick Foles accomplished the feat in 2020 while in Chicago. … In his three career games against the Jets, Hill has caught 13 passes for 309 yards with four touchdowns. He had a 79-yard touchdown reception against the Jets in 2017 while with the Kansas City Chiefs. Hill came very close to joining the Jets in the offseason before agreeing to be traded to the Dolphins. … TE Mike Gesicki has played eight career games against the Jets and has 19 receptions for 229 yards and a touchdown. … The Jets are looking for their first 3-2 start since 2017, when they went 5-11 under Todd Bowles. … New York has lost 12 straight against AFC East opponents, with its most recent victory over a division rival coming against Buffalo in Week 17 of the 2019 season. … Wilson became the first quarterback of Jets field to catch a touchdown pass when it was wide open and caught a 2-yard throw from wide receiver Braxton Berrios. … According to Sportradar, New York’s Alijah Vera-Tucker is one of 42 players to start at three or more offensive line positions in their first 20 NFL games among players making their debut since 2006. Vera-Tucker started at left tackle last week after previously starting this season at right guard and playing left guard as a rookie. He is the only Jets player and one of four first-round draft picks to accomplish the feat: Chicago’s Gabe Carimi, Cleveland’s Cameron Erving and New Orleans’ Andrus Peat. … The Jets had four interceptions last week, two from Lamarcus Joyner and one from Michael Carter II and Jordan Whitehead, their most in a game since they had five in the 2018 season opener at Detroit.

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FANTASY TIP: Jets TE Tyler Conklin has been a go-to guy, especially late in games, and he leads the team with 21 receptions for 192 yards and a touchdown. Initially it looked like Conklin would be in a timeshare at tight end with CJ Uzomah, but he outscored him 57-31 in Pittsburgh.

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