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Dolphins hold Jets scoreless in first half


There were sales at retailers around the country this weekend, but points remain at a premium at the Meadowlands on Sunday.

The Jets and Dolphins were scoreless for more than 29 minutes of football before the Dolphins were finally able to kick a field goal with 45 seconds left to go in the half. Their first four drives ended with a missed field goal, an incompletion on fourth down, an Antonio Cromartie interception and an incompletion on fourth down on the Jets’ 1-yard line. They rolled up 265 yards and 16 first downs over the course of the half, a total that really should have amounted to more points on a day when the Jets can’t do a thing offensively.

Geno Smith threw a pick with 24 seconds to go, giving the Dolphins time to move the ball into range for another field goal just before the gun. Caleb Sturgis hit again and the Dolphins lead 6-0.

Right now, that slim lead might as well be three dozen points. The Jets have gained 39 yards and picked up two first downs, leading to plenty of boos from a home crowd that’s ready to see Matt Simms, Chris Simms, Billy Sims or anyone else playing quarterback. Smith is 4-of-10 for 29 yards and the Jets need to do something else because it’s been months since Smith has looked effective and this game’s in reach for a team with any kind of offense.

Matt Simms may not provide that, but neither does Smith and it’s hard to believe the switch is about to go on at halftime.

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10 Responses to “Dolphins hold Jets scoreless in first half”
  1. ryann252013 says: Dec 1, 2013 2:26 PM

    I miss Sanchez

  2. helix828 says: Dec 1, 2013 2:29 PM

    That’s one way to look at it.

    Or more accurately “Jets D on field for 23:55, only give up 3 actual points” without counting Geno’s pick.

    That’s kind of impressive.

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 1, 2013 2:29 PM

    Attention Jets coaching staff: Start Matt Simms I’m the second half or call up Make A Wish and make some kid dream’s come true. Either option is better than Geno Smith.

  4. thegregwitul says: Dec 1, 2013 2:32 PM

    Geno Smith is the worst QB in the NFL. Period, point blank. I don’t care if he’s a rookie, there is no excuse to be this bad on an NFL level. Bust.

  5. drainbameged says: Dec 1, 2013 2:32 PM

    As a dolphin fan I hope they keep Sanchez…err Smith in

  6. fishyinalittledishy says: Dec 1, 2013 2:41 PM

    I see the miami points machine has rolled into NYC. It doesn’t matter who wins or loses if my dolphins comes out on top its great to beat the jets and get a win but neither team get anywere near the playoffs probably be either teams last meaningful win this year feel a bit sorry for our defence though but still plenty jets getting open just no one to throw it. If Ryan’s makes the switch I bet sims makes some plays, we always lose it in the second half. It will be interesting.

  7. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 1, 2013 2:41 PM

    Hahahaha, remember when he fired his agent?

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 1, 2013 2:52 PM

    Sounds like the Jets offense is shutting out the Jets.

  9. jimbo75025 says: Dec 1, 2013 2:55 PM

    Wow, remember after the Falcons game when Jets fans were ready to send Geno Smith to Canton?

  10. beerndrums says: Dec 1, 2013 3:51 PM

    Isn’t it weird how the Patriots get their asses kicked in the first half but ALWAYS come back to win?
    I’m sure there’s nothing going on

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