Well isn’t that special…
100 and 101 are apparently better numbers than 104.
The focus all week in Miami was Ted Ginn Jr.’s loss of the starting WR position. Good thing Miami didn’t take the kick-return responsibility as well.
Ginn ran not one, but two kick-returns for Touchdowns. The first one for 100 yards up the right side; and the second one marred by horrible Jets tackling which allowed Ginn to dance around in his zone until breaking free to the right side again for 101 yards.
Throw in a Jason Taylor fumble recovery for a TD, and the Dolphins had 21 pts. without even worrying about their offense which managed just 104 yards and 9 pts. Those 30 pts. combined, however, were enough to beat the Jets, yet again this year, 30-25.
While Jets QB Mark Sanchez looked absolutely lost in the first half and was welcomed by the boo-birds throughout, he and the offense suddenly turned it on in the second half, and turned the game into a good old fashioned shoot-out with both teams scoring 7 TDs in a 25 minute stretch. Jets RB Thomas Jones had another 100+ yard rushing game. Sanchez finished 20-35 with 265 yards and 2 TDs and 1 rushing TD.
The Dolphins decided against the Wildcat most of the day and went with Henne for the majority of the game. Henne finished 12-21 for 121 yards and a TD. The 1 Dolphin TD on offense came in the fourth quarter on a dominating drive that would ultimately win the game. Henne was sacked 5 times by a Jets defense that came ready to play. While the Jets did play a solid defensive game, the time has to come when everyone has to start wondering what has happened to Kerry Rhodes. Rhodes has been invisible this season and doesn’t seem to have found his role yet.
Similar to the Jets 3 other losses this year, the offense was bad on 3rd down… Real bad. Sanchez in the first half was completely lost. He couldn’t lead his receivers and lost some golden opportunities to make a big play.
The Jets outgained the Dolphins 378 to 104 on offense and had 23 first downs to the Dolphins’ 10.
Same Old Jets.