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Sunday, November 1, 2009
End of an era in Dolphins-Jets rivalry


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

As will be the case for several other opponents over the final two months of the regular season, Sunday's game at the Meadowlands will be the Miami Dolphins' last in the Giants Stadium.

Unless, of course, the Dolphins and New York Jets were to meet in the playoffs.

In other words, this will be the finale.

George Bretherton of the NYTimes.com blog "The Fifth Down" presents a tribute to a storied rivalry by ranking the top five Dolphins-Jets games in Giants Stadium.

Be sure to click on the link to read Bretherton's reasoning and for YouTube clips from the games, but here's the list:
  1. Monday Night Miracle: Jets 40, Dolphins 37 (Oct. 23, 2000).
  2. Ken O'Brien shootout over Dan Marino: Jets 51, Dolphins 45 (Sept. 21, 1986).
  3. Fake Spike Game: Dolphins 28, Jets 24 (Nov. 27, 1994).
  4. Chad Pennington's return: Dolphins 24, Jets 17 (Dec. 28, 2008)
  5. Marino throws five TDs and loses: Jets 38, Dolphins 34 (Nov. 27, 1988).