Final

Dolphins 30

(4-3, 2-2 away)

Jets 9

(3-5, 2-3 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, October 28, 2012

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 

1 2 3 4 T
MIA 10 10 7 330
NYJ 0 0 3 69

Top Performers

Passing: M. Sanchez (NYJ) - 283 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Greene (NYJ) - 15 CAR, 77 YDS

Receiving: C. Gates (NYJ) - 7 REC, 82 YDS

Dolphins win third straight with rout against Jets

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Reggie Bush and the Miami Dolphins were over all that trash talking from earlier in the week.

The New York Jets? They were still going at it after the game. But after a week of back-and-forth chatter, the Dolphins settled this one on the field.

And it was no contest.

Matt Moore threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano after stepping in for injured Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins didn't miss a beat, rolling past the New York Jets 30-9 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

"It was very satisfying for us, as good as it gets," Bush said. "We wanted to have the opportunity to jump on them early and we accomplished that. Once we got them down early, I thought that was it."

Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and blocked a field goal, and the Dolphins (4-3) smothered Mark Sanchez and the Jets' offense. They were helped by some hideous play by New York (3-5), which has lost two straight.

Stung by the loss, a few Jets players were still zinging the Dolphins after the game.

"They're not a very clean team," wide receiver Chaz Schilens said. "They're a little cheap."

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie also called Bush "a punk" who showed "his true colors."

As far as the Dolphins are concerned, they'll take all the shots from their AFC East rivals. After all, they got the win and sent the Jets into a bye-week break searching for answers.

"It feels good to do no more talking and feels even better to back it up," Moore said. "Our special teams put us in great situation to win this, but we were ready as soon as we stepped off the bus."

It showed, as Miami raced to a 20-0 lead by midway through the second quarter, and New York couldn't recover.

"To say I never saw this coming is an understatement," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "This one, no question, is a tough one to accept."

New York couldn't get going even with Miami needing to turn to its backup quarterback after Tannehill injured his left knee and quadriceps muscle on a sack by Calvin Pace on the Dolphins' second possession.

Coach Joe Philbin had no immediate word on the severity of the injury, saying Tannehill would be evaluated after the Dolphins arrived home. Moore filled in nicely, though, finishing 11 of 19 for 131 yards after Tannehill was 2 of 5 for 18 yards.

"It always helps having backup come in and perform like that," Bush said, "not missing a beat."

Ryan said the Jets would "empty our tanks" as they tried to sweep the Dolphins for the first time in his four seasons as coach. But Sanchez had a brutal performance, making mistakes throughout, not hitting open receivers at times -- and not taking care of the football.

He was 28 of 54 for 283 yards with a touchdown and interception, and was done in late in the opening quarter by a fumble on a sack by Nolan Carroll that the Dolphins turned into a touchdown. He also had the Jets driving while trailing 27-3 in the third quarter, but Chris Clemons intercepted a throw intended for Dustin Keller.

That brought out loud boos and some chants for Tim Tebow by the angry crowd at MetLife Stadium, which had a few thousand empty seats, more than likely because of the threats of the approaching Hurricane Sandy.

"That chanting's B.S. as far as I'm concerned," Schilens said. "Mark's the quarterback."

Ryan said he had no thoughts of switching to Tebow, who had one carry for 2 yards in limited action again. The team also backed Sanchez as the starting quarterback.

"I believe in Mark," Cromartie said. "I believe in the guys we have."

But even the retirement of former defensive end Dennis Byrd's No. 90 jersey couldn't inspire the Jets in this one.

Dan Carpenter kicked a 33-yard field goal less than 4 minutes in. Miami then recovered an onside kick, and although the Dolphins didn't turn it into points, the special teams unit came up big again later in the quarter. Jimmy Wilson blocked Robert Malone's punt and Vernon recovered to make it 10-0.

"We had the punt block on there," Wilson said. "I didn't expect it to be that wide open."

Sanchez turned it over on the Jets' next possession when he was sacked by Carroll and Paul Soliai recovered the fumble at New York's 32. Moore led a six-play drive capped by Daniel Thomas' 3-yard run to make it 17-0.

Even the one area that had been flawless until Sunday failed the Jets. Nick Folk's 35-yard field-goal attempt was blocked by Vernon; Folk had opened the season 11 for 11.

"We can't have these mental lapses," Cromartie said.

New York finally got on the scoreboard a few minutes into the second half on Folk's 38-yarder, but the Jets couldn't keep the momentum. Moore connected with Fasano in the back of the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown to make it 27-3.

New York got closer on Schilens' 5-yard touchdown catch with 7:20 left. The 2-point conversion failed and the Jets had made too many mistakes and fallen too far behind to mount much of a comeback.

Now, the Jets head into a bye week with plenty of uncertainty -- and in last place in the division. Meanwhile, the surging Dolphins kept pace with the New England, remaining a half-game behind the AFC East leaders.

"We all had a job to do," Philbin said. "We didn't want to turn it into a personal affair. It was a big game and it came at a good time, coming off the bye, a divisional game on the road."

Game notes


Cromartie missed a few plays after dislocating his right pinkie early in the first quarter after falling and then getting into it with Bush on the sideline. ... Jets LB Bart Scott had his streak of 119 consecutive games played end because of a toe injury that has bothered him since the last time the teams played in Week 3. ... Byrd, briefly paralyzed 20 years ago in a game against Kansas City, became the fifth former Jets player to have his number retired, joining Joe Namath, Don Maynard, Joe Klecko and Curtis Martin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIA
NYJ
1st Downs1422
Passing 1st downs
817
Rushing 1st downs
33
1st downs from penalties
32
3rd down efficiency
4-135-17
4th down efficiency
0-02-3
Total Plays5979
Total Yards236363
Yards per play4.04.6
Total Drives1513
Passing139258
Comp-Att
13-2428-54
Yards per pass
5.34.4
Interceptions thrown
01
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-104-25
Rushing97105
Rushing Attempts
3321
Yards per rush
2.95.0
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-00-0
Penalties4-315-45
Turnovers12
Fumbles lost
11
Interceptions thrown
01
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10
Possession28:4731:13

Passing Leaders

MIAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Moore11/191316.9101-1
Tannehill2/5183.6001-9
NYJC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Sanchez28/542835.2114-25

Rushing Leaders

MIACARYDSAVGTDLG
Bush14594.2019
Thomas15422.818
NYJCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene15775.1036
Hilliard3155.008

Receiving Leaders

MIARECYDSAVGTDLG
Hartline44110.3017
Moore13737.0037
NYJRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gates78211.7020
Keller7679.6023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMIANYJ
miaFG11:05Dan Carpenter 33 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 9 plays, 63 yds, 3:58
30
miaTD4:03Olivier Vernon Recovery of Blocked Punt (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 10 yds, 2:29
100
SECOND QUARTERMIANYJ
miaTD14:13Daniel Thomas 3 Yard Run (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 32 yds, 2:36
170
miaFG7:10Dan Carpenter 39 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 7 plays, 44 yds, 2:26
200
THIRD QUARTERMIANYJ
nyjFG11:59Nick Folk 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 8 plays, 34 yds, 3:07
203
miaTD8:50Anthony Fasano 4 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 40 yds, 3:07
273
FOURTH QUARTERMIANYJ
nyjTD7:23Chaz Schilens 5 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Mark Sanchez Pass to Dustin Keller For Two-Point Conversion is N)
Drive info: 13 plays, 94 yds, 5:39
279
miaFG4:32Dan Carpenter 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 6 plays, 21 yds, 2:50
309

Research Notes

Mark Sanchez had a Total QBR of 12.1 in Sunday's loss against the Dolphins... It was his 12th-career game with a QBR under 15.0, most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2009.
Mark Sanchez continued his inaccuracy against the Dolphins with 14 of his 54 passes (25.9 percent) being either over or underthrown, including an interception. Entering the day, Sanchez had over or underthrown 23.4 percent of his pass attempts this season, the highest rate in the NFL.
Mark Sanchez completed 3-of-11 passes for 62 yards and an interception on passes thrown at least 15 yards downfield. Sanchez ranked in the top half of the league in completion percentage and yards per attempt on throws at least 15 yards downfield entering Sunday. Sanchez could not get on the same page with Stephen Hill, who caught as many of his six deep targets as the Dolphins did (one).
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This is the 41st time the Jets have trailed by 20+ points at halftime. They have never come back to win a game when trailing by 20+ points at the half. Their largest halftime deficit overcome is 17 points, done in 2001 Week 5 vs the Dolphins.

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