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Jets take 14-7 lead just before halftime

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The Dolphins got off to a good start against the Jets on Sunday, but Geno Smith did some damage to their playoff chances before halftime in Miami.

Smith led a pair of touchdown drives in the second quarter to give the Jets a 14-7 lead at the half in Miami. Smith ran the ball in from seven yards out with three seconds left in the half to grab the lead and give some hope to the other Wild Card aspirants in the AFC.

Smith took the Jets 80 yards in 11 plays on that drive, which came after he led them on a 71-yard, 10-play drive that culminated in rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson’s second touchdown plunge of the season. Smith has run for 32 yards and completed 9-of-15 passes for 126 yards while avoiding turnovers for the second week in a row.

Miami’s offense shrugged off the loss of wide receiver Brian Hartline to take a 7-0 lead, but their offense has been plagued by near misses. Ryan Tannehill proved it is possible to overthrow Mike Wallace when Wallace was several steps clear of the Jets defense and Rishard Matthews dropped what would have been a first down as well. That led to 146 yards in the half and a halftime deficit that the Dolphins will have to overcome to make the playoffs this season.

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12 Responses to “Jets take 14-7 lead just before halftime”
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 29, 2013 2:35 PM

    Against all odds, here come the Steelers. Didn’t we try to explain this to your feeble minds back in week 5 after starting 0-4?

    We overcome. We always overcome. Our trophy case demonstrates that.

  2. craniator says: Dec 29, 2013 2:36 PM

    Same situation as in Buffalo last week — no way does Miami come back to win this game. They can’t run the ball , can’t protect their QB and just for good measure , can’t stop the Jets on defense either.
    Game Over.

  3. ryann252013 says: Dec 29, 2013 2:41 PM

    Haven’t said it since namath, but my old bones tell me the jets have found their man.

  4. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 29, 2013 2:42 PM

    Against all odds, here come the Steelers. Didn’t we try to explain this to your feeble minds back in week 5 after starting 0-4?

    We overcome. We always overcome. Our trophy case demonstrates that.

  5. 8drinkminimum says: Dec 29, 2013 2:44 PM

    Some thoughts as my Dolphins are lifeless once again.

    Ireland you are gone. No o line and Ellerbe / Wheeler vs Dansby / Burnett? O my.

    Philbin and crew you are gone. No motivation, players hanging their heads and quitting.

    Tannehill? I was a huge fan but you have no clue had to throw a deep ball.

    And I cannot pass on Dan Dierdorff as a lousy analyst. No pass interference on the Jets (not to mention a slew of holding calls against Cam Wake) yet you can’t contain yourself when the fins aren’t called for the pass interference.

  6. realnflmaster says: Dec 29, 2013 2:47 PM

    And people want Rex fired? Idiots. They’re just scared a coach as amazing as Rex is leading the JETS. If he can get Sanchez led teams to the AFCCG and 8 wins out of this roster, imagine him on the Broncos. They’d win every title in the next ten years.

    JETS BABY. WOOOOOOOO!

  7. cwk22 says: Dec 29, 2013 3:24 PM

    Dolphins suck. As a long time fan I say the GM is the cause, along with the coach.

  8. dolphindubs says: Dec 29, 2013 3:40 PM

    How does Mike Sherman continue to get jobs in the NFL? The WORST O-coordinator in the league, he has to go. I like Philbin, but he doesnt seem to get his guys motivated EVER so he has to go. And Ireland….Ireland….he should have been gone years ago, so of course he has to go.

    Clean. House. Mr. Ross.

  9. NakedCowboy! says: Dec 29, 2013 3:46 PM

    7 pts total in final 2 games of the season… hahahaha!

  10. Fantasy Football Consultant says: Dec 29, 2013 3:48 PM

    Horrible coaching

  11. unclebluck says: Dec 29, 2013 3:48 PM

    Said it fore the last 2 weeks…..Fins were going no where whether they made the playoffs or not……

  12. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Dec 29, 2013 6:34 PM

    Hey Miami !
    The Jets just called.
    They want their circus tent back!

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