Jaguars vs. Dolphins - Fun Facts to Impress Your Friends and Family



Nothing ground breaking or cutting edge. I just thought it might be fun to look back and highlight some items from the Jaguars\Dolphins series.

You don't know where you might be or who you might be with, but the ability to throw out useless information has been known to impress a friend or two. It may also allow you to win an argument or lay down some serious "smack".

Some of these you may already know, some may be interesting and some may be useless. Check that. None of these are useless.

Feel free to comment your own and enjoy.


  • Fred Taylor (1999\18-135-1) is the only player in the series to rush for over 100 yards.
  • All but one of the four games have surpassed the 70,000 attendance mark. 1998 - 74,051: 1999 - 75,173: 2003 - 66,437: 2006 - 73,160
  • In games that matter, these teams have faced off four times, with the Jaguars holding a 3-1 advantage


  • The first meeting was in 1998 on Monday Night Football. The score: Jaguars 28 Dolphins 21.
  • The world was "officially" introduced to Fred Taylor when he broke off a 77-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. He would eventually leave the game in the third quarter with a shoulder bruise.
  • Taylor would finish the game with 89 yards on 12 carries. His replacement, Tavian Banks, finished with 75 yards on nine carries.
  • The Jaguars scored the first 14 and the last 14 points of the game.
  • Tony Brackens sealed the victory with a forced fumble and recovery on a sack of Dan Marino.
  • The Dolphins lost despite owning time of possession (39:06-20:54) and first downs (25-13).


  • In the famous "Career Ender for Marino" the Jaguars crushed the Dolphins 62-7 in the second round of the 1999 playoffs.
  • The Dolphins committed seven turnovers and the Jaguars amassed 520 yards of total offense.
  • It was the most lopsided NFL playoff victory since a 73-0 victory by the Chicago Bears over the Washington Redskins in 1940 and the worst defeat in Miami history.
  • Miami's only score came with three seconds left in the first half.
  • The "big" scoring plays of the game were a 90 yard Fred Taylor run, a Tony Brackens 16 yard fumble return and a 70 yard pass to Jimmy Smith.
  • With Tony Boselli not playing, the Jaguars totalled 257 yards rushing.
  • The Jaguars 41 points in the first half tied a NFL postseason record. Their 24-0 first quarter lead also tied the record for largest first quarter lead in NFL postseason history.
  • Jay Fielder (7-11-1-172), who replaced Mark Brunell in the second half, had a better performance than Dan Marino (11-25-2-95).


  • The 2003 game marked the first and only Miami win in the series, with the Dolphins posting a 24-10 victory.
  • Jay Fiedler, ironically, was the Dolphins starting quarterback
  • A memorable lead-in to the game. With the introduction of the "Keep Chopping Wood" mantra and placement of a block of wood and an axe in the club house, punter\holder Chris Hanson was lost for the season earlier in the week when he cut his leg open with the axe.
  • In an effort to match the Dolphins 1999 turnover performance, the Jaguars committed five on the day.
  • With the game tied 10-10 going into the fourth quarter, the Dolphins would score thanks to two Jaguars miscues. After forcing a fumble with Dolphins driving, Miami TE Randy McMichael picked up the fumble for a two yard TD. The game clincher was a Sam Madison 29 interception return.
  • Along with the most turnovers, the Jaguars also held the advantage in total yards (332-234), time of possession (32:54-27:06) and first downs (22-16). Amazingly the Dolphins won while committing the most penalties (11-149 to 7-50).


  • The most recent game was a 24-10 Jaguar victory.
  • It was the first non-preseason game played in Miami.
  • With Nick Saban at Miami's helm, it gave the Jaguars a 3-0 record in games when Miami was led by a National Championship winning coach, The other victories were in 1998 and 1999 when Jimmy Johnson led Dolphins.
  • Matt Jones led the team in receiving with six receptions for 128 yard and a touchdown.
  • Statistically this was the most even game in the series.

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