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Rapid Recap – Dolphins stage 4th quarter comeback against Jets

Ari Russell

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The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets collided in Miami on Sunday in a very important NFC East match up. With the division still up in the air at this point in the season, this was a must win for both teams vying for a playoff spot. This game was played kind of how both teams have been playing, in seesaw fashion.

The Jets would strike first when Josh McCown would find Jermaine Kearse for 29 yards. The Dolphins would respond When Jay Cutler would connect with Jarvis Landry for 4 yards. Then towards the end of the first McCown would connect with Robbie Anderson for 18 yards, 14-7 Jets at end of first.

In second quarter The Dolphins wpuld tie it when Cutler would find Anthony Fasano from 4 yards out. Then with a shade under two minutes, the Jets would take the lead again when Josh McCown would punch it in from one yard out. 21-14 Jets at the half.

In the third quarter it looked like the Jets were going to run away with this as McCown would throw his third TD, this time to TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins from 10 yards out. Now the Jets held a two TD lead 28-18. Midway through the third, Dolphins QB Jay Cutler would go down with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Matt Moore would take over as Cutler would not return.

The fourth quarter belonged the Dolphins as they rallied with two TD passes from Moore, both to Kenny Stills, the first one from 28 yards the second 2 yards out. Game knotted at 28-28 and all of a sudden we have a classic Dolphins/Jets game going down to the wire.

The Jets would get the ball with under 2 minutes left, but Bobby McCain would pick off a Josh McCown pass to give the ball back to the Dolphins deep inside Jets territory.

 

Dolphins would capitalize with a Cody Parkey field goal to take the 31-28 lead. The Jets would get the back with limited time, but they failed on their desperation attempt.  The Jets move to 3-4 as the Dolphins jumped up to 4-2 and in a three way tie for first in AFC East with the Bills and Patriots.

The Dolphins travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens this Thursday night.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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