Pennington returns Favre's charity

December, 28, 2008
12/28/08
5:14
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The quarterback mistake-o-meter is even.

The Miami Dolphins were dominating in time of possession, leading the New York Jets by more than 8 minutes, 30 seconds early in the second quarter of a scoreless game.

But the Jets forced their first turnover, causing Chad Pennington to fumble uncharacteristically. Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas sacked Pennington and jarred the ball loose. Jason Trusnik leaped in for the recovery on the 42-yard line.

Although the Dolphins couldn't covert a bad Brett Favre interception into points, the Jets made the Dolphins pay for Pennington's fumble. Favre eventually connected with Laveranues Coles for a 13-yard touchdown and a 6-0 lead (the Jets botched the extra point).

The Dolphins have committed only 13 turnovers all year, and if they don't cough up another one they'll break the NFL record for fewest in a 16-game season. That record is held by the 1990 New York Giants.

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