The game score will say 30-9 but it was nowhere near that close. The Jets landed in the end-zone late to give them 9 after coming up scoreless entering the second half. For the Dolphins, the win moves the team above .500 after a week of trash talking by a now silent NY Jets team.
The Dolphins put the hurt on the NY Jets so bad that the sold out stadium was near empty by the start of the 4th quarter. Which was probably a good thing for the Jets considering the rain of boos that fell from upon them early in the first quarter.
The Dolphins took an opening drive 3 point lead and then added a TD on a blocked punt. The Dolphins found themselves technically sound in all three areas of the team, four if you include coaching. Rookie HC Joe Philbin did a great job keeping his team focused on the game and not the challenge of dealing with the trash talking Jets.
The lone disappointment came early in quarter one when the Dolphins lost Ryan Tannehill to a left quad/knee injury that doesn’t appear to be serious. Tannehill was never taken to the locker room and never was seen having ice applied to the injury.
Following the injury, suffered on a sack, Matt Moore the much talked about trade bait over the weekend stepped in to lead the next Dolphins drive. By the time the Dolphins got the ball back a second time, they had a 17-0 lead and no need to put Tannehill back in the game.
Moore did very well in relief of Tannehill and picked up where he left off last season. The Dolphins are now 4-3 and remain 1/2 game back of New England who will be on a bye next week. The Dolphins will face Indianapolis next week in Indy. A battle of rookie QB’s and the right for the Dolphins to join the Pats in first place.