Sunday, November 1, 2009
Ryan bewildered by loss to Dolphins
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rex Ryan can't believe his team lost to the Miami Dolphins.
Not once, but twice.
The Dolphins backed up their Week 5 victory over the New York Jets by beating them again Sunday at the Meadowlands. The Dolphins won despite gaining their third-fewest yards in team history and the Jets' defense allowing their fourth-fewest ever.
The Jets had the ball for eight more minutes than the Dolphins and out-gained them 378-104. The Dolphins averaged 2.0 yards a play, 1.9 yards per pass attempt. On seven Wildcat plays, the Dolphins gained 6 yards. Only one play went for more than a yard.
The Jets recorded six sacks, limiting the Dolphins to 52 net yards passing.
"It stinks," Jets coach Rex Ryan said of being swept. "That's the truth. We totally outplayed them, but got beat."
Then Ryan delivered a pointed comment.
"I'd rather be in their locker room with a win than here," Ryan said, "even though I'd rather be in this one moving forward.
"We have a better record right now, so I'll still take this locker room."