Jets at Dolphins: Highlights, score and recap

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: Anthony Fasano
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: Anthony Fasano /

On Sunday in South Florida, the Miami Dolphins rallied to defeat the New York Jets. What did we learn from this AFC East rematch?

Last week, the New York Jets saw their three-game winning streak snapped courtesy of a tough 24-17 home loss to the New England Patriots. In any case, Todd Bowles’ intriguing team sits at 3-3 and are just two wins short of matching their 2016 victory total.

After consecutive losses to the Jets and New Orleans Saints in which the team managed only one touchdown, the Miami Dolphins have rebounded with a pair of wins and sat at 3-2 entering this rematch with the Green and White. Four weeks ago, Bowles’ club stifled Miami, 20-6.

New York appeared to be on its way to a sweep of the ‘Fins. But it’s never truly over until it’s over. Miami came all the way back after trailing 28-14 in the fourth quarter for a 31-28 triumph.


Three Stars

1. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins

Starter Jay Cutler was knocked out of the game with a chest injury. Enter Moore, who did throw an interception but also connected on 13 of his 21 attempts for 188 yards and two scores in Miami’s comeback victory.

2. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins

He became Moore’s favorite target late in the comeback. He caught six passes for 85 yards and both of his touchdowns came in the fourth quarter as Miami rallied from 14 points in the final 15 minutes to stun the Jets.

3. Josh McCown, New York Jets

A late interception that wound up setting up Miami’s game-winning field goal was certainly a bitter pill for the veteran quarterback to swallow. But McCown had a huge game on Sunday, throwing for 209 yards and three scores while running for a touchdown as well.

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Four weeks ago at MetLife Stadium, the Jets won by 14 points (20-6). This week, the Dolphins were a slight 3-point favorite to get even this season. And talk about a miniscule total (38.5) in regards to the over/under.

Next Week

The improved New York Jets return home to face the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, who are coming off their Super Bowl rematch vs. the Patriots. On the other hand, it’s a very short week for Adam Gase’s team as they travel north to clash with the Baltimore Ravens.