On Monday night, the winless Miami Dolphins were headed toward halftime with a surprising two-touchdown lead. Miami blitzed with eight pass rushers, leaving just three defenders in the secondary to cover the three receivers. The Dolphins Threw Eight Players Into A Blitz. Were They Trying To Lose? The winless Dolphins host the one-win Jets on Sunday, but they're not the only teams vying for a franchise-changing draft pick. The Dolphins (0-7), Jets (1-6), Bengals (0-7), Redskins (1-6) and Falcons (1-7) are locked in a heated race for the No. 1 overall pick.
Miami coach Brian Flores got drenched with the orange contents of a Gatorade bucket when time expired. Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" blared through the stadium's speakers. Players leaped in the air on their way to a joyous locker room. The Dolphins are 1-7. The Dolphins avoided what would have been the second 0-8 start in franchise history, joining 2007. The win leaves Cincinnati (0-8) as the NFL's lone winless team this season, and for now the frontrunners to win the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
Fitzpatrick completed 24 of 36 passes for 288 yards, and led the Dolphins to their highest point total of the season. It was also Miami's fourth straight win over the Jets, the first three of those coming with Gase being the coach on the winning side. Dolphins (1-7) visit Colts (5-3) next Sunday, playing on the Indianapoli Colts' field for the second straight year.