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Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

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Chris KouffmanContributor IDecember 19, 2016

The Miami Dolphins started off the game hot, and then they got hotter.

The offense moved the ball into scoring position a number of times in the first half, threatening to score touchdowns that were taken off the board by a series of miscues and bad decisions. As a result, the team entered halftime with only a 6-0 lead despite having dominated the first half of game play.

After the half, the Dolphins continued moving the football, and cut down on the kinds of bad decisions and miscues that took points off the board in the first half. This enabled the team to pile on 17 more points for a 23-3 finish.

The Jets offense did not truly get going until the second half when the coaches pulled struggling rookie quarterback Geno Smith in favor of backup Matt Simms. Simms moved the football better, however his execution lacked the crispness he would have needed to overcome a stout Miami defensive showing.

The win propels Miami into sole possession of second place within the AFC East division. They are tied with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC race for the sixth and final playoff position, however the Ravens own a head-to-head tiebreak over the Dolphins.

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