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Pro Football Focus: Jarvis Landry Delivers in Dolphins’ Victory Over the New York Jets

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The Miami Dolphins’ passing attack finally came to life in their victory over the Jets.

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The Miami Dolphins used some late-game magic for the second week in row to achieve victory over the visiting New York Jets on Sunday. With Jay Cutler sidelined, backup quarterback Matt Moore was able to direct coach Adam Gase’s offense to two crucial touchdowns. Miami’s passing game has been on the receiving end of a healthy amount of scrutiny in 2017, but Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry were able to erase those doubts with a combined 178 yards on 13 receptions.

Landry’s strong performance managed to catch the eye of the analysis team at Pro Football Focus, and the former LSU standout was rewarded with a grade of 86.7.

PFF had this to say about Landry’s outing against the Jets:

No matter which defenders the Jets matched up on Landry he managed to have success, catching passes on six different defenders on a multitude of routes. Landry was targeted 10 times total on the day, catching seven passes for 93 yards and touchdown. Landry’s had two clutch plays on the final game-tying touchdown drive, catching a crossing route and picking up big yards and leaping over a defender in the process, followed by a nice back shoulder catch that set up the game tying touchdown.

Moore’s ability to lead the Dolphins past New York also received praise from the team at Pro Football Focus, as the veteran signal caller garnered a respectable grade of 71.8 for his work on Sunday.

PFF had this to say about Moore’s work in Miami’s comeback victory:

Filling in after Jay Cutler went down in early in the third quarter, Moore made a number of big throws down the stretch in the comeback win. Moore consistently gave his play makers a chance to make a play on the ball, finding Kenny Stills on a corner route versus an all out blitz for a 28-yard touchdown, and connecting with Jarvis Landry on a 29-yard back-shoulder throw, setting up the game tying touchdown. On the day, Moore was at his best when the Jets did not blitz, going 11-of-13 for 143 yards, a touchdown, and a 138.1 passer rating on such throws.

On the defensive side of the ball, Cameron Wake captured a favorable grade for the second week in a row. The 35-year-old pass rusher was responsible for 2.5 of Miami’s three sacks against the Jets, which resulted in a grade of 84.4 from Pro Football Focus.

PFF summarized Wake’s performance against New York with the following:

It was a big game for Wake, as he managed to rack up three sacks rushing the passer. He also had three quarterback hurries, and drew a couple of holding penalties with his pass-rush. He got those six pressures despite only rushing the passer 18 times. His pass-rushing productivity score of 29.2 for the game is very impressive, and he led all players in this game with an 86.3 pass-rushing grade.


To get the complete list of grades and analysis from Sunday's game, you can visit Pro Football Focus.