Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The Jets' defense didn't perform as advertised on the opening drive.
The Miami Dolphins strutted down the field on Monday night's opening drive to take a 7-0 lead in Land Shark Stadium.
Miami traveled 80 yards on 12 plays. They took 7:29 off the clock.
Ronnie Brown squeezed his way into the end zone from a yard out. The Dolphins had five plays of 9 yards or longer, including back-to-back snaps of the Wildcat. Brown threw to tight end Anthony Fasano for 21 yards. On the next play, Brown handed off to Ricky Williams for an 18-yard run.
But the Jets answered with a touchdown of their own. The Dolphins appeared to have forced a three-and-out after snuffing Leon Washington's attempt at a Wildcat-style play. But Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, an old hand on Don Shula's staffs, called for a fake that sprung punter Steve Weatherford for a 26-yard run up the Dolphins sideline.