Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, September 24 (8:20 PM ET, NFL Network), as the Miami Dolphins travel upstate to TIAA Bank Field to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The teams will meet for the ninth time, with the all-time series tied, 4-4. Jacksonville has won the past two meetings.
Last week, Jacksonville quarterback GARDNER MINSHEW passed for 339 yards, the second-highest total in his career, and three touchdowns in Week 2. To open the season, he completed 19 of 20 passes (95 percent) in the team's Week 1 victory, becoming the fourth quarterback in NFL history with a completion percentage of 95 or higher (minimum 20 attempts) in a single game. Minshew enters Week 3 as one of three quarterbacks, along with Baltimore's LAMAR JACKSON and Seattle's RUSSELL WILSON, with a passer rating of 115 or higher (115.7) and a completion percentage of at least 75 percent (75.4) through the first two weeks of the season (minimum 20 attempts).
Rookie running back JAMES ROBINSON led the Jaguars with 102 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown last week and his 210 scrimmage yards on the season are the fifth-most by an undrafted player through his first two career games since 1970. Wide receiver DJ CHARK had a team-high 84 receiving yards in Week 2 and his nine receiving touchdowns since the beginning of the 2019 season are tied for second-most among AFC wide receivers. Linebacker MYLES JACK has recorded 11 tackles in each game this season and ties for the AFC lead with 22 tackles. Rookie cornerback C.J. HENDERSON, the No. 9 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, leads all AFC rookies with four passes defensed, while linebacker K'LAVON CHAISSON, the No. 20 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, registered his first-career sack last week.
Miami quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions for a 100.3 rating last week in the Dolphins' loss. The 15-year veteran has won his last three starts against Jacksonville and has recorded a passer rating of 105 or higher in three of his past four games on Thursday Night Football. Running back MYLES GASKIN had a career-high 82 scrimmage yards last week and aims for his fifth in a row with at least 50 scrimmage yards. Running back JORDAN HOWARD rushed for a touchdown in Week 2 and is the only AFC running back with a rushing touchdown in each of the first two games of the season. Wide receiver DEVANTE PARKER had his first touchdown reception of the season last week and his 10 receiving touchdowns since the beginning of the 2019 season are the most among AFC wide receivers. Tight end MIKE GESICKI set career highs in catches (eight) and receiving yards (130) last week while also catching a touchdown, and his 160 receiving yards on the season lead all tight ends. Linebacker JEROME BAKER ties for the AFC lead with 22 tackles.
Thursday's contest marks the second of seven games exclusively televised on NFL Network this season and will be produced by FOX. The game will feature Joe Buck, Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the call.
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