Miami Dolphins Lose 2 Starters in Black Friday Rout of New York Jets

The NFL's Black Friday debut on Amazon didn't go as smoothly as hoped. The Miami Dolphins demolished the New York Jets in a 34-13 beatdown that was often unwatchable, and they may have lost a couple of key players along the way. Edge rusher Jaelen Phillips and safety Jevon Holland both exited in the second half with injuries and did not return.

Phillips, who is tied for the Dolphins' lead in sacks this season with 6.5, logged a sack and a pass deflection as part of a ferocious front that hassled Jets quarterback Tim Boyle relentlessly through the afternoon, sacking him seven times and holding him to a minuscule 2.89 net yards per passing attempt on 45 dropbacks. Phillips is thought to have suffered an Achilles injury which could very well cost him the remainder of the season.

Holland departed in the fourth quarter with a knee injury and did not return, but the game was already well out of hand at that point. The third-year defensive back made one of the plays of the season before his exit, snatching a hail mary pass from Boyle as time expired in the first half and returning the interception a thrilling 99 yards for a crushing pick-six. The severity of his injury isn't known, but he left the field under his own power and seemed comfortable on the sidelines.

Losing Phillips and Holland is an unfortunate turn of events for a Dolphins defense that was finding its stride of late. Over their last four matchups, they've allowed fewer than 300 yards per game while forcing seven total turnovers. Now, the Dolphins have to brace themselves for the possibility of being without two of their best young players. Hopefully, they'll get good news in the coming days. 

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