Dolphins shut out Jets 24-0; Tua Tagovailoa makes NFL debut

Jets remain NFL's only winless team, putting pressure on Adam Gase
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa NFL debut vs. New York Jets, Oct. 18, 2020
Posted at 7:46 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 19:57:21-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the Miami Dolphins held the winless New York Jets without a third-down conversion until the fourth quarter to get their first shutout in six years, 24-0.

The game was so lopsided that Miami rookie Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut in mop-up duty with 2:27 left.

The Dolphins reached .500 for the first time under second-year coach Brian Flores and moved into second place in the AFC East behind Buffalo.

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase walks off field after loss to Miami Dolphins, Oct. 18, 2020
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase walks off the field at the end of a game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 24-0.

The Jets are 0-6 and the NFL's only winless team, increasing the heat on embattled coach Adam Gase.