EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York acquired a security on Miami’s first offensive play, Michael Carter scored on a pair of 1-yard landing runs and the Jets ran previous the Dolphins 40-17 on Sunday to snap a 12-game skid towards AFC East opponents.
Zach Wilson, Breece Corridor and Braxton Berrios additionally rushed for scores to assist the Jets to their first 3-2 begin since 2017. It was the franchise’s first win towards a division rival since topping Buffalo in Week 17 of the 2019 season.
The Dolphins misplaced one other quarterback to damage when Teddy Bridgewater — beginning for Tua Tagovailoa — was hit by rookie cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner on a blitz as he was about to throw on Miami’s first play from scrimmage. Bridgewater was referred to as for intentional grounding ultimately zone on the play, leading to a security.
Bridgewater injured an elbow and was examined for a concussion earlier than being dominated out. He was changed by rookie Skylar Thompson, who had a couple of environment friendly drives for the Dolphins (3-2).
Thompson was 19 of 33 for 166 yards and an interception, and Raheem Mostert had 113 yards speeding and a TD for Miami, which dropped its second in a row after a 3-0 begin.
Bridgewater was beginning after Tagovailoa suffered a concussion Sept. 29 at Cincinnati. That got here 4 days after Tagovailoa took a success towards Buffalo that brought about him to slam to the bottom. He appeared disoriented afterward and stumbled as he tried to get to his ft, however later returned after clearing the NFL’s concussion protocol.
On Saturday, the NFL and NFL Gamers Affiliation agreed to make adjustments to the league’s concussion protocol following a joint investigation into the procedures after the again damage Tagovailoa suffered.
After consecutive facemask penalties on Melvin Ingram and Raekwon Davis put the Jets in Dolphins territory late within the first quarter, New York stalled within the crimson zone and settled for a 34-yard subject objective by Greg Zuerlein.
Wilson hit a wide-open Corridor on a wheel route, and the rookie working again zipped downfield and carried a couple of defenders with him 79 yards earlier than being taken down on the 1. It was the seventh-longest reception by a rookie working again since 1970.
Carter took a handoff on the subsequent play and ran it in for a 12-0 lead.
Thompson and the Dolphins adopted with an eight-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by Mostert’s 12-yard run – helped by some missed Jets tackles.
After Gardner’s first NFL interception gave the Jets the ball close to midfield, New York elevated its result in 19-7 on Wilson’s 5-yard run.
Thompson, a seventh-round pick of Kansas State, led one other strong drive simply earlier than halftime to make it a five-point recreation. Tight finish Durham Smythe took a direct snap and shoved his approach throughout the objective line for a 1-yard landing.
Jason Sanders’ 46-yard subject objective on the opening drive of the second half reduce the Dolphins’ deficit to 19-17.
However with an opportunity to present Miami its first lead, Sanders was broad proper on a 54-yard try early within the fourth quarter.
And the Jets took benefit with a sudden scoring surge.
After a 21-yard catch-and-run by Corridor acquired the ball to the 1, Carter ran it in to make it 26-17.
A strip-sack by Carl Lawson was recovered by Quinnen Williams, and Corridor elevated the Jets’ lead with a 5-yard TD run.
Berrios capped the win with a 15-yard run for a rating that made it 40-17 with 4:24 left.
Jets offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker began Sunday for the primary time at proper deal with, every week after making his first profession begin at left deal with. The 2021 first-rounder began earlier this season at proper guard after spending his rookie 12 months at left guard.
Based on Sportradar, Vera-Tucker is one in every of simply three gamers since 2006 to begin at 4 offensive line positions in his first 21 video games. The others are Brady Christensen (Panthers) and Michael Ola (Bears/Chargers).
Dolphins LT Terron Armstead left early within the first quarter with a toe damage and did not return. … Smythe left within the second half with a hamstring damage. … Jets rookie DE Jermaine Johnson was carted to the locker room within the third quarter with an ankle damage.
Dolphins: Return house subsequent Sunday to host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings.
Jets: Journey to Inexperienced Bay subsequent Sunday, when New York coach Robert Saleh will tackle shut pal/Packers coach Matt LaFleur — brother of Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.
CBS New York Staff , 2022-10-09 20:43:26