The Dolphins swam through the impending hurricane to face the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium this Sunday, winning 30-9. Didn’t even need their floaties.
QB Ryan Tannehill was 2 of 5 for 18 yards before being sidelined with an injury (hyper-extended knee plus thigh bruise). Backup Matt Moore stepped in without any hiccups early in the game and threw 11 of 19 for 131 yards and was only sacked once. He threw a touchdown to Anthony Fasano in the 3rd quarter.
Kicker Dan Carpenter was consistent, scoring in the 1st, 2nd and 4th quarter. Defensive end Olivier Vernon also had a good day, recovering a blocked punt attempt in the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Dolphins were ahead 20-0 at the half and the Jets never had a chance to come back.
Special teams came up big, blocking a Jets field goal and recovering an onsides kick. The Dolphins defense also dominated, sacking Jets QB Mark Sanchez four times. And because you’re wondering, yes, Tim Tebow was there, rushing once for 2 yards at QB. You can check out our Jets coverage here.
The (4-3) Dolphins won their third straight game and are now half a game behind New England in the AFC East. They face the Colts next Sunday.