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By the time the 4th quarter rolled around on October 23rd, 2000, many Dolphins fans and Jets fans had long since retired to bed. The Dolphins entered the 4th quarter of the Monday night game with a 23 point lead, 30-7. Star defensive end Jason Taylor was laughing on the sidelines with the game well in hand. But the game wasn’t exactly in hand.
The Jets rally began quiet enough but as the 4th quarter progressed the Jets attack became fast and furious. The Dolphins couldn’t stop the Jets and before anyone really knew what was happening, the Jets had rallied to tie the score 30-30 with plenty of time left in the game.
Following the tying touchdown, the Dolphins scored another touchdown on a long pass from Jay Fiedler but the Jets quickly responded and tied the game for a second time when quarterback Vinny Testeverde connected with offensive lineman Jumbo Elliot from the two yard line to tie the game at 37 and thus forcing overtime.
In the extra period the Dolphins luck finally ran out and the Jets completed one of the largest comebacks in NFL history winning on a field goal. The following morning, many fans of both teams woke the surprising news having no idea of the historical 4th quarter played out the night before. It was a moment in Dolphins history that fans wish they could forget.
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