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3 interesting stats from the NY Jets Week 11 loss to the Dolphins

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3. NY Jets WR Elijah Moore makes history

Sunday's game was the official coming-out party for Elijah Moore. The rookie wide receiver had been building momentum in recent weeks, and it all came to a head with a historic, standout performance against the Dolphins in Week 11.

Moore finished the game with eight catches for 141 yards and a touchdown while adding a 15-yard end-around to finish with 156 total scrimmage yards.

That includes a highlight-reel 62-yard touchdown reception from Flacco in which Moore took a slant over the middle to the house to tie the game at 14 with the third quarter winding down.

That 62-yard catch was the longest by a Jets rookie since Leon Washington's 64-yard catch-and-run from Chad Pennington on Christmas night at Miami in 2006.

It was also the second-longest touchdown catch by a Jets rookie at home in team history, behind only a 78-yard pass from Ken O'Brien to Al Toon back in 1985.

Moore's 141 receiving yards were the most by a Jets rookie since Rob Moore's 175-yard performance against the New England Patriots in 1990.

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Moore put together one of the best performances the Jets have seen from a rookie on Sunday. And with another seven games to play, he'll have a chance to do even more damage in the coming weeks.

Elijah Moore has arrived.

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