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Prior to the Monday Night Miracle, the Dolphins played miracle makers of their own. On November 27th, 1994 the Miami Dolphins played the New York Jets at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The teams entered the game one game apart in the race for the AFC East. By the middle of the 3rd quarter the Jets led the Dolphins 17-0 before Dan Marino found Mark Ingram for the teams first score of the game.
Marino would connect with Ingram again in the 3rd quarter but the Dolphins entered the 4th quarter down 24-14. Starting quarterback Boomer Esiason was intercepted late in the game and the Dolphins drove the field to the Jets 8 yard line. With 30 seconds left in the game and one timeout, Marino quickly got his team to the line of scrimmage and yelled, “Clock, clock, clock”. Marino took the snap and faked the spike to stop the clock. Mark Ingram ran a quick hitch route into the end zone and caught the winning touchdown.
The play was brought to Miami by back-up quarterback Bernie Kosar who has signed with the team earlier in the season.
While the Dolphins would win this game the loss the Jets incurred would spell trouble for the franchise. The Jets wouldn’t win another game all season long and at the end of the year Pete Carroll would be fired ushering in the Rich Kotite era. In the next two seasons the Jets would win only four games.
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