Entering Sunday’s action, only four men in NFL history have run the ball for more than 96 yards from scrimmage.
Lamar Miller made it five in the third quarter against the Jets. One play after the Dolphins defense stoned the Jets on fourth down, Miller took the ball from Ryan Tannehill and eluded a couple of attempted tackles before turning on his own jets for a touchdown. He joins Bob Gage (1949) and Andy Uram (1939) as players with 97-yard runs and they trail only Ahman Green (98 yards in 2003) and Tony Dorsett (99 yards in 1982).
The run also put Miller over 1,000 yards for the season. It’s the first time the third-year player has crossed that milestone and his eight touchdowns are also a career high.
The score extended Miami’s lead to 24-14, but the lead dropped back to three points a short time later as Eric Decker burnt Cortland Finnegan for a 74-yard touchdown. It’s the second time Decker, who was out briefly with a shoulder injury, has burnt Finnegan for a long gain on the afternoon.
The Jets have lost standout defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for the rest of the day (and season) with a head injury.