Rex Ryan loosens up as New York Jets try to find a spark against Miami Dolphins. - Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Dolphins have dominated the New York jets in the first half of the team's contest today. The offense is moving the ball, the defense is shutting down the Jets, and the special teams are on fire today.
The Miami Dolphins are dominating the New York Jets today, beating them in all three aspects of the game in the first half. And, the Dolphins are doing this despite injuries to Ryan Tannehill, Randy Starks, Tony McDaniel, and Karlos Dansby.
Simply put, the Jets are falling apart - and it's thanks to the Dolphins.
To give you a better understanding of just exactly what the Dolphins are doing to the Jets:
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Miami is simply crushing New York right now.
Matt Moore, replacing Ryan Tannehill who is officially questionable to return but is not likely to return, is 7-for-12 in the half, for 81 yards. Mark Sanchez, meanwhile is, 10-for-19 for 109 yards.
On the rushing attack, Reggie Bush has nine carries for 42 yards (4.7 yards per carry average), while Daniel Thomas returns from his concussion this week to add six carries for 7 yards and a touchdown. The Jets have given the ball to Shonn Greene seven times for 16 yards.
After being held receptionless last week, Brian Hartline has the game high in receptions (4) and receiving yards (41) through the first half.
But, this is not just the offense this week. The defense is continually shutting down the running game. pressuring Mark Sanchez, and keeping the Jets wide receivers blanketed. Nolan Carroll is currently leading the team with 6 tackles. He also has a sack, along with Jimmy Wilson and Cameron Wake.
But, this is not just the offense and the defense this week. The special teams have been amazing. They recovered an onside kick on their first kickoff of the game (after scoring a field goal on their opening drive). Then Jimmy Wilson blocked a punt, which Olivier Vernon recovered in the endzone.
Then, as the game was going to the half, the Jets had driven the field to try to finally put up points. They lined up for a Tony Sparano fist pump, and Vernon decided he didn't want to allow that - and blocked the field goal attempt.
The Dolphins are simply dominating the Jets, in MetLife Stadium.
Enjoy the third quarter. We'll update again at the end of the period.