In what was a seesaw affair in Miami, a late kickoff return doomed the Jets on Sunday.
After a botched punt attempt by the Dolphins gave the Jets prime field positioning, Ryan Fitzpatrick found Jailin Marshall in the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown to take the lead late in the fourth quarter.
However, on the corresponding kickoff, Kenyan Drake scored untouched on a 96-yard return with 5:15 left to put the Dolphins up for good as the Jets fell short in Miami, 27-23.
Jay Ajayai, who had rushed for over 200 years in each of his previous two games, finished the day with 111 yards for Miami.
Fitzpatrick struggled to protect the ball, again, as he threw for 193 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown.
Matt Forte put together a third straight solid performance, rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson were each benched in the first quarter for what team officials are declaring a non-injury related coach's decision.
The Jets (3-6) fell into sole possession of last place in the AFC East with Sunday's loss.
Next up: Sunday, Nov. 13 vs. Rams (3-5) at 1 p.m. ET
Eli Manning tore up the Eagles secondary for four touchdowns in a 28-23 win in the Meadowlands on Sunday.
Odell Beckham Jr. only had four receptions on the day but he made them count, finding the end zone twice.
Philadelphia rookie QB Carson Wentz showed his inexperience early, turning the ball over twice. He turned things around in the second half and finished the game with 364 passing yards, most of which came while playing from behind. Wentz brought the Eagles back within striking distance late but the Giants defense stood pat down the stretch.
The Giants were able to make stops when they needed to -- holding the eagles to 3 for 15 on third down attempts and 1 for 4 on fourth down - that allowed them to hold on for the victory.
Winners of three straight, The Giants (5-3) reside in second place in the NFC East behind the Cowboys (7-1).
Next up: Monday, Nov. 14 vs Bengals (3-4) at 8:30 p.m. ET
The news that the Mets and their fans have feared since details of Yoenis Cespedes' contract were revealed when he signed in January came true on Saturday.
Cespedes, the team's leader in home runs and RBIs since joining the club last August, exercised the opt-out clause of his contract to become a free agent. The 31-year-old outfielder is rumored to be looking for a five-year deal and although the Mets have not ruled out a reunion, Cespedes' asking price may be too steep for a second second-coming.
However, the Chicago Cubs claiming their first World Series title in 108 years this week proves that anything can be possible in this league.
The Mets also exercised their options on outfielder Jay Bruce and infielder Jose Reyes. Reyes will still be paid the remainder of the money he is owed from his 2011 pact with the Miami Marlins, but that balance will come out of the Colorado Rockies budget.
The Mets' 2017 option on Reyes will only cost the club the Major League minimum.
The Yankees have been involved in rumors of a different reunion, this time with former closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman, fresh off his championship with the Cubs, is one of three shut-down closers (Chapman, Mark Melancon and Kenley Jansen) to hit the market this offseason.
The free agency period has already begun and general manager meetings begin Monday.
The defense has been the main culprit of the Knicks early-season woes and this week was no different. After allowing an average of 110 points per game, the Knicks finished with a record of 1-3.
Lackluster team performances on Tuesday against Detroit (102-89) and Wednesday against Houston (118-99) left much to be desired. On Friday, it appeared that the Knicks had begun to figure it out. The Knicks played as a cohesive unit for one, if not the, best collective performance on the season in a 117-104 win against the then undefeated Bulls in Chicago.
With the positive momentum from Friday night carrying over into the first half of Sunday's game against the Jazz, it appeared the Knicks were on their way to a second straight win. Unfortunately, the wheels came off in the second half as the Knicks faltered in a 114-109 loss.
Next up: Wednesday, Nov. 9 vs. Brooklyn (2-4) at 7 p.m. ET
The highlight of the Nets week came on Wednesday in a 109-101 victory against the Piston in Brooklyn. Brook Lopez scored a season-high 34 points and showed signs of adapting to the teams new offensive approach, sinking four shots from beyond the arc.
It wasn't all positive for Brooklyn on the week. The Nets started their week with a loss to the Bulls (118-88) on Monday and finished it with another loss to the Hornets (99-95) on Saturday.
The loss to Chicago was a rout. The game was never a contest as the Nets trailed by 18 at the end of the first quarter. Brooklyn was able to put this one behind them quickly with a bounce-back win Wednesday against Detroit.
The Nets continued to play good basketball Saturday against the Hornets. It was a tight affair that came down to the wire, but Charlotte was able to fend Brooklyn off.
Next up: Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Knicks (2-4) at 7 p.m. ET
The Rangers are scoring at a prolific rate, totaling 26 goals in the past five games. The Blueshirts had a perfect week, scoring five goals in each of the consecutive wins against the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets.
The line of Michael Grabner, JT Miller and Kevin Hayes is in a four-way tie with their teammate, defenseman Nick Holden, for second in the NHL with a plus-minus of 13. The Grabner-Miller-Hayes line tallied 14 points in the four games this week.
New York brings a five-game win streak and a two-point Metropolitan division lead into the week, beginning with Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Garden. The Rangers will then make a trip out to western Canada for consecutive games against the Calgary Flames and the Oilers on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The restless Islanders did not do themselves any favors this week, losing each of their three games in front of the home crowd.
They were able to pick up points in their losses to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday and the Oilers on Saturday, forcing overtime and losing in a shootout in each contest. Prior to those losses, the Isles were torched for six goals in Tuesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Islanders' homestand will continue for one more game against the Canucks on Monday before a trip to Florida to face the Lightning on Thursday and the Panthers on Saturday.
After a difficult start to the season, the Devils have fought their way into the middle of the pack in the Metro.
This week the Devils picked up three points with an overtime loss to the Panthers on Thursday and a 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The victory, fueled by a Mike Cammalleri hat trick, came in the second game of a back-to-back weekend slate that began with a 4-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday.
Cory Schneider is sixth in the league with 287 saves in this young season and Taylor Hall did not find the nets for New Jersey this week but leads the team with eight points.
The Devils finish off a home-and-home series with the Hurricanes on Tuesday at the Prudential Center and play another home-and-home series against the Sabres beginning Friday in Buffalo and ending Saturday in Newark.
Both local teams entered their conference semifinal series as favorites but both fell in a clean sweep against their Canadian adversaries.
Both New York City FC and the Red Bulls entered their Sunday matches in a two-goal hole and neither made it out alive. NYCFC was buried by a Sebastian Giovinco hat trick in a 5-0 loss to Toronto FC and the Red Bulls dropped a 2-1 contest to the Montreal Impact.
The MLS season is over for the two local clubs, but NYCFC forward David Villa and Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips are league MVP candidates.