Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) celebrates his sack of New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) (not pictured) during the first half at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Dolphins Move Above .500 With Win Over Jets


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.

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  • Fins4ever

    Hard to tell if the Jets were still coming off effects from a physical game against the Pats, or the Fins were just that prepared. Probably some of both. Either way it was by far the best showing of the Dolphins “overall” all year.

    It is clear the ST’s are indeed special and the D line is something very, very special. Matt Moore, once again proved how valuable he is as a backup QB and if traded, should command a high draft pick.

    The coaching is spectacular and will only get better. Have to love them taking chances at unexpected times.

  • Randy Carlson

    Outstanding game!