Miami Dolphins vs. New York Giants PreviewSERIES RECORD: Miami trails in the all-time series, 2-5
LAST MEETING: In New York on Oct. 30, 2011; New York 20, Miami 17
With the holidays around the corner, and only four games left in the 2015 regular season, the time is now to gift the Dolphins fan in your life with a chance to see the Fins live in person! Miami has three home games left, including the New York Giants on Monday night, and back-to-back matchups at Sun Life Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots to close out the schedule. MiamiDolphinsTickets.com can give you access to all four, starting with the MNF game against the Giants. We have a wide array of Miami Dolphins tickets, ticket packages, Miami Dolphins VIP tickets and even parking at Sun Life stadium for the MNF matchup, so be sure to get them before they are all gone, or get your tickets now for any of the remaining contests!
The Giants and Dolphins have a lot in common, right down to their identical 5-7 records. While Miami has already let go of their head coach and will be in search of a new one this summer, rumors are swirling in New York that Tom Coughlin could be on his last legs as well, as the team faces their fourth consecutive season without reaching the postseason. The good news for the Giants is that they reside in the NFC East, arguably the weakest division in the entire NFL, a place where a 5-7 record still has them sitting in a three-way tie for first place in the division, along with Washington and Philadelphia. The bad news, however, is that they have games against the Panthers and Vikings still to come, making this MNF matchup of even more importance for them to win.
The Giants have plenty of missed opportunities this season, having lost an incredible five times this season when they’ve had the lead in the last two minutes of the game. The last loss, which was one of those such games, was their third in a row and fourth in their last five. On the positive side, the Giants still have Eli Manning as their quarterback and star players such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Jason Pierre-Paul that cause problems for opposing teams.
Miami, on the other hand, will be looking for their second victory in a row after defeating Baltimore last Sunday. The Fins still have a lot of questions surrounding the offense, and Miami will need to get more than 86 yards from Ryan Tannehill if they want to get a win against the Giants.
The Miami Dolphins intercepted Matt Schaub twice in a matter of 20 seconds late in the first half and scored off both, leading the way to a 15-13 home win over the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium in Week 13. Reshad Jones set up the first TD, a 38-yard reception to DeVante Parker, while Derrick Shelby intercepted and returned a pass from Schaub just seconds later for the second score. While Miami struggled on offense, the defense pulled through and protected the lead in the second half of the game to give Miami its 5th win of the season. Lamar Miller hit the 100-yard mark with 113 on 20 rushes, accounting for more than half of the team's total yards.
The Giants held a 20-10 lead in the 4th quarter with under 9:00 remaining in the game, but the team’s decision to go for it on 4th and 2 from the Jets’ 4-yard line backfired, as Manning’s pass was intercepted. Instead of extending their lead to 17, the Jets turned around and scored 10 points in the remaining minutes, including a Brandon Marshall TD with 27 seconds left, to force the game to overtime. Randy Bullock put the Jets up by three in the OT period with a field goal, and the Giants’ Josh Brown missed a 48-yard FG attempt on the Giants’ first possession of the extra period, giving the Jets the victory.
Miami has appeared on Monday Night Football more than any other team in the NFL, and they will continue that trend on Dec. 14. The Fins have appeared 81 times (41-40 record) on MNF and won their last appearance, a 16-13 contest at the New York Jets on Dec. 1, 2014. Miami has played 54 MNF games at home and sports a 33-21 record when on their home