After a week of heated smack talk, the Dolphins and Jets met for the second and final time this season on Sunday afternoon.
In short, things got ugly.
Despite losing Ryan Tannehill to a left knee and quad injury early in the game, the Dolphins received huge boosts from their special teams. Miami successfully recovered a surprise onside kick, returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, and blocked a field goal to end the first half.
However, the story of this game wasn't about the Dolphins and their dominant performance; instead, it was all about the Jets' horrendous play.
Mark Sanchez completed only 28 of 52 passes for 283 yards, including one touchdown and one interception. He finished the game with a 65.6 quarterback rating, but not everything falls directly onto his shoulders.
New York's offensive line yielded four sacks and seven quarterback hits.
Entering their bye week, the Jets will face unprecedented heat from the media in the wake of this blowout loss at home. Calls for Tebow will dominate the national landscape, but based on how the Jets played as a team today, it won't matter who's under center.
The Dolphins quietly improve to 4-3 as they embark on a stretch of very winnable games.
Your final score: Dolphins 30 - Jets 9
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