Jarvis Landry up, Lamar Miller down for Dolphins

Jets Muhammad Wilkerson and Damon Harrison helped shut down Dolphins RB Lamar Miller on Sunday. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A look at Miami Dolphins players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Sunday’s 38-20 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.


WR Jarvis Landry: The great thing about Landry is he plays hard whether the team is leading by 20 or trailing by 20. The Jets took a 21-0 lead early in the second half, yet Landry was fighting hard for every yard. As a result, Landry posted career highs with 13 receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown.

WR DeVante Parker: Landry wasn’t the only receiver who produced for Miami. First-round pick DeVante Parker got significant playing time after the injury to starting receiver Rishard Matthews in the first quarter. Parker finished with four receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown and showed flashes of why he was Miami’s top draft pick last April.


RB Lamar Miller: The Dolphins needed a running game to have a chance against the Jets on the road, and Miller did not produce. He finished with just 2 rushing yards on five carries, which is an average of 0.4 yards per rush. Some of the blame also falls on offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, who called just nine running plays. Miami’s pass-to-run ratio Sunday was an astounding 58-to-9.

Third-down offense: This has been an issue all season. The Dolphins were 4-of-15 on third-down conversions (27 percent) and didn’t get their first conversion until the 2:38 mark in the third quarter. It’s hard to score points consistently when the offense cannot stay on the field. Miami entered the weekend ranked 31st in third-down offense.