Throwback Thursday: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets 1981

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we go back 32 years, to week 12 of the 1981 season.

The Jets entered this game with a 6-4-1 record. The one tie? That came at the hands of archrival Miami, who played the Jets to a 28-28 tie in Miami. Now, the scene shifted to Shea Stadium in New York, and Miami came to town with a record of 7-3-1.

Tonight, we bring you tape of this exciting game, delivered to you in two parts. Watch part, watch all of it, watch as much as you like, as the Jets took on the rival Miami Dolphins in an AFC East matchup:

The Jets won this ballgame by the score of 16-15, running their record to 7-4-1, enroute to a 10-5-1 finish.

Here is your boxscore:

1 2 3 4 Final
Miami Dolphins (7-4-1) 0 12 0 3 15
New York Jets (7-4-1) 3 3 0 10 16
Game Info
Stadium Shea Stadium
Start Time 4:00pm
Surface grass
Weather 41 degrees, relative humidity 51%, wind 20 mph
Vegas Line New York Jets -2.5
Over/Under 45.0 (under)

Scoring

MIA NYJ
1st Jets Pat Leahy 29 yard field goal 0 3
2nd Jets Pat Leahy 49 yard field goal 0 6
Dolphins Tony Nathan 4 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick) 7 6
Dolphins Safety, Gordon tackled Todd in end zone 9 6
Dolphins Uwe von Schamann 46 yard field goal 12 6
4th Jets Pat Leahy 45 yard field goal 12 9
Dolphins Uwe von Schamann 23 yard field goal 15 9
Jets Jerome Barkum 11 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick) 15 16

Team Stats

MIA NYJ
First downs 13 21
Rush-yards-TDs 31-146-1 29-120-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-22-63-0-2 21-38-203-1-0
Sacked-yards 3-22 4-38
Net pass yards 41 165
Total yards 187 285
Fumbles-lost 3-0 4-2
Turnovers 2 2
Penalties-yards 2-30 5-53

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Tony Nathan MIA 15 56 1 13 3 26 0 14
David Woodley MIA 10 22 63 0 2 16 4 41 0 26
Andra Franklin MIA 7 45 0 20
Duriel Harris MIA 2 30 0 16
Eddie Hill MIA 5 4 0 6 1 4 0 4
Jimmy Cefalo MIA 1 3 0 3
Bruce Hardy MIA 1 3 0 3
Ronnie Lee MIA 2 -3 0 2
Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Richard Todd NYJ 21 38 203 1 0 18 1 10 0 10
Freeman McNeil NYJ 19 75 0 13 3 30 0 14
Jerome Barkum NYJ 4 43 1 13
Bruce Harper NYJ 3 12 0 7 4 26 0 13
Lam Jones NYJ 3 37 0 15
Wesley Walker NYJ 3 36 0 18
Scott Dierking NYJ 2 16 0 11 2 17 0 9
Bobby Jones NYJ 1 12 0 12
Tom Newton NYJ 4 7 0 4 1 2 0 2

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