Fitz­patrick, Dol­phins han­dle Jags

The Times-Tribune - - FOOTBALL -

JACK­SONVILLE, Fla. — Dif­fer­ent team, fa­mil­iar re­sult for Ryan Fitz­patrick against the Jack­sonville Jaguars.

Fitz­patrick ac­counted for three touch­downs and led Mi­ami to a 31-13 vic­tory Thurs­day night, be­com­ing the first NFL quar­ter­back to notch six wins over the same op­po­nent with six teams.

The lop­sided out­come also gave the Dol­phins (1-2) their first dou­ble-digit vic­tory in 39 games, end­ing the long­est drought in the league.

Fitz­patrick com­pleted his first 12 passes — a ca­reer high — as Mi­ami scored touch­downs on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. He ended the night cel­e­brat­ing an­other vic­tory over the Jaguars (1-2).

He im­proved to 6-2 as a starter ver­sus Jack­sonville, with wins com­ing with Cincin­nati (2008), Buffalo (2012), Ten­nessee (2013), Hous­ton (2014), the New York Jets (2015) and now Mi­ami.

Fitz­patrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-yearold legs look­ing as fresh as any in Mi­ami’s back­field.

He com­pleted 18 of 20 passes — the last one to him­self — for 160 yards and two touch­downs in his lat­est suc­cess­ful out­ing against the Jags, who made count­less mis­takes while fail­ing to con­sis­tently move the chains and get off the field on third down.

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