NFL Game Summary - NY Jets at Miami|
(Monday, October 12th)
Final Score: Miami 31, NY Jets 27
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Ronnie Brown scored a pair of touchdowns and his
two-yard draw to paydirt with six seconds left in regulation allowed Miami to
steal a 31-27 victory over AFC East rival New York.
Chad Henne, in his second career start, finished with 241 yards and two
touchdowns on 20-of-26 attempts and converted a pair of big third downs on
Miami's final drive.
"We started fast and we finished strong," Henne said. "The biggest thing at
this level is to keep it balanced, making sure you keep [the defense] off
guard at all times...I think tonight we were fully balanced."
Brown finished with 74 yards on 21 carries, while Ted Ginn and Anthony Fasano
each caught a TD for the Dolphins (2-3), who were coming off a 38-10 rout of
Buffalo and won their first home game against the Jets since 2005.
Ricky Williams had 138 yards from scrimmage for the victors.
Braylon Edwards had a memorable debut for the Jets (3-2), catching five balls
for 64 yards and a touchdown and setting up a pair of Thomas Jones scores in
the fourth quarter, when the two teams combined for 35 points.
Mark Sanchez, coming off a four-turnover performance in a 24-10 loss to the
Saints last week, played mistake-free football and ended with 172 yards and a
TD on 12-of-24 passes in the loss.
"Our offense played tremendous. They gave us every opportunity to win the
game," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. "I'm at a loss for words in terms of our
defensive performance. We made [Henne] look like Dan Marino."
The Jets acquired Edwards from the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday and wasted
little time using their newest playmaker.
After exchanging three-and-outs midway through the fourth quarter, Sanchez
went deep down the field to Edwards, who nearly came up with a diving catch
but drew a pass interference penalty on Will Allen that put the ball at the
Jones barreled his way into the end zone on the next play with 5:12 remaining,
giving the Jets a 27-24 advantage.
The Dolphins used a plethora of formations on the ensuing possession to work
their way down the field. Rookie quarterback Pat White came in and ran for a
first down, and Henne connected with Greg Camarillo on a pair of third-down
conversions, the latter a 12-yard pass down to the New York four-yard line.
Brown was stopped for a two-yard gain and Miami burned a timeout with 17
seconds remaining. After Henne threw a pass away, Brown was back in the
wildcat formation and took a direct snap right up the middle to cap the
thrilling game-winning 70-yard march.
Miami took the opening kickoff and executed its wildcat offense crisply, using
12 plays to drive 80 yards in nearly 7 1/2 minutes. Brown completed a 21-yard
pass to Fasano on the drive and capped it with a one-yard plunge.
New York's first drive was prolonged when Steve Weatherford faked a punt and
ran 26 yards to Miami's 40-yard line. On 3rd-and-goal from the three later on,
Sanchez found Edwards in the back of the end zone.
Williams' 59-yard reception off a well-designed screen set up Dan Carpenter's
35-yard field goal just before the first quarter ended.
Another successful fake punt, this time a 12-yard run by upback Brad Smith,
extended a Jets drive with five minutes left in the half. Jay Feely booted a
40-yard kick and added another 43-yarder just before halftime after a six-
play, 31-yard two-minute drill moved the Jets into field goal range.
The Dolphins controlled the ball for the final eight minutes of the third
quarter. Deep in Jets territory, Williams hurdled a defender en route to a
first down and added a five-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to get down to the one.
On the second play of the fourth, Henne used a play-action fake and hit Fasano
for the one-yard TD to put Miami up, 17-13.
The game went back-and-forth following several big pass plays on consecutive
Sanchez threw a 53-yard bomb to David Clowney to get to Miami's 24, though a
sack on second down moved the ball back to the 35. From there, Sanchez allowed
Edwards to make a play down the left sideline, and the newcomer delivered with
a sensational catch at the pylon between a pair of defenders.
The catch was originally ruled a touchdown, though the ball was placed at the
one after the Dolphins challenged the ruling. Jones rushed up the gut on the
next play for the go-ahead score.
Miami wasted little time answering. Ginn got behind Darrelle Revis and the
Jets safeties and Henne hit him in stride for a 53-yard touchdown with 10:10
Feely tied Pat Leahy for the Jets record for most consecutive successful field
goals (22)...The first penalty of the game was announced in Spanish to
celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month...Williams had 68 yards on 11 carries and
three grabs for 70 yards...Jones ended with 42 yards on 13 carries, while Leon
Washington had 44 yards on 10 rushes for New York...Fasano had a team-high
four catches for 38 yards...Neither team committed a turnover...The Dolphins
have a bye next week, while New York hosts Buffalo.
10/13 00:42:46 ET