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Remember when? Marino fake-spikes Jets
It was a play that backup quarterback Bernie Kosar had brought to the team earlier in the year.
Trailing 24-21 in Giants Stadium with less than 30 seconds left, Kosar and coach Don Shula decided the time was right to attempt some chicanery.
After a completion to the Jets' 8, Dan Marino hurried the troops to the line of scrimmage. Kosar talked into the quarterback's headset, advising him to motion as if he was going to spike the ball to stop the clock. Marino yelled, "Clock! Clock! Clock!" to sell the ruse.
Marino pulled the act off to perfection, and as the ball was snapped, Mark Ingram ran down the field with Jets' cornerback Aaron Glenn trailing him. Marino fired a bullet to the front right corner of the end zone.
Ingram had pulled in his fourth touchdown pass of the day, and the Dolphins (8-4) sank the Jets to 6-6. The Jets also lost their next four games.
Marino was 24 for 30 with 275 yards in the unfathomable second half as he registered his 29th fourth-quarter comeback.
The Dolphins had trailed the Jets 24-6 with less than four minutes left in the third quarter, but Marino's three touchdown passes to Ingram in a little more than a quarter left Pete Carroll's Jets stunned and crestfallen.
Carroll was fired at the end of the year and replaced by Rich Kotite. By the time Bill Parcells replaced Kotite, the Jets, who were 6-5 entering the Dolphins game, had compiled a 4-32 mark after the "Clock" loss.