Jets move to 3-2 with big fourth quarter against Dolphins

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The Dolphins hung close after losing Teddy Bridgewater due to the concussion protocol, but the Jets used a big fourth quarter to get their first winning record since 2018.

Michael Carter, Breece Hall, and Braxton Berrios all ran for touchdowns in the fourth quarter and the Jets sent their AFC East rivals back to Miami on the wrong end of a 40-17 final score. The win moves the Jets to 3-2 on the season and they were last on the happy side of .500 after winning their Week One game over the Lions in 2018.

That game was Sam Darnold‘s Jets debut and his replacement Zach Wilson also had one of the team’s five rushing touchdowns. He was 14-of-21 for 210 yards through the air and avoided turnovers in all segments of the game.

His biggest passing play was to Hall, who ran free on a route up the sideline and took Wilson’s pass for a 79-yard gain that set up the first of Carter’s two touchdown runs. Hall had 18 carries for 97 yards and he caught two passes for 100 yards in the most productive outing of his rookie season.

The Dolphins found themselves in uncomfortable water right away when Bridgewater left the game after taking a shot from Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner on the first play of the game. Gardner’s hit forced Bridgewater to ground the ball while throwing from the end zone, so it was a safety that staked the Jets to an early 2-0 lead.

They would stretch that lead to 12-0 before rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson was able to lead a scoring drive and the Dolphins would close within 19-17 before Jason Sanders missed a field goal that would have given them the lead. Carter’s second touchdown came on the next drive and the Jets put things away after Carl Lawson forced Thompson to fumble on a sack.

Thompson was 19-of-33 for 166 yards and an interception in his first regular season action. The Dolphins will be hoping to have Bridgewater and/or Tua Tagovailoa back for next weekend’s game against the Vikings.

The Jets will move on to a road date against a Packers team that is coming back from London on the heels of a loss to the Giants.

31 responses to “Jets move to 3-2 with big fourth quarter against Dolphins

  1. The Dolphins defense is a complete disaster, who gives up 40 points to the Jets??
    The Dolphins season is toast, 8-9 at best.

  2. And the new protocols hurt who else, but the Fins. Teddy Bridgewater passed the concussion protocols but be because a spotter thinks they saw him stumble, he couldn’t come back in and put a 7th round rookie in the game.

  3. Well looks like the division other than the Bills isn’t so cut and dry after all.

  4. Miami hasn’t addressed that OL since before Marino retired! Their GM gets kudos for these blockbuster trades while never adding stellar OL help & these retreads that he insists on getting aren’t worth the ink on those contracts!

  5. Miami is awful in a free fall for the ages.

    A Sept Champ in Miami is just that. A warm weather Sept champ.

  6. Both these teams are much better than the last place patriots, an irrelevant last place joke team that will be swept by the division.

  7. Gotta hand it to the Jets. They were simply too much for Miami this week. Skylar Thompson got some much needed experience, that’s a plus. Remember, the Jets have had to play with their back-up qb this season too. The AFC East is a tough division this year. At 3-2, there’s no reason to panic. I expect the Phins to bounce back. Many expected Miami to be 1-4 at this point of the season.

  8. MortimerInMiami says:
    October 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm
    The Dolphins defense is a complete disaster, who gives up 40 points to the Jets??
    The Dolphins season is toast, 8-9 at best.
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    Show some class, humility and respect. The fish didn’t just lose. They got whupped.

    They are a long way from a championship, but these are not the Jets you want them to be. Besides, they beat Miami’s first string defense for 40 points.

  9. The sore losers are everywhere. As long as the team is not as arrogant the fans the Dolphins will be okay.

    21 fourth quarter points.

  10. nhpats2011 says:
    October 9, 2022 at 4:43 pm
    Even after a win my Pats are I last place…..behind the Jets
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    You like looking at the Jets rear end from the basement? Beautiful view baby!

  11. SenorUgati says:
    October 9, 2022 at 5:18 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    October 9, 2022 at 4:43 pm
    Even after a win my Pats are I last place…..behind the Jets
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    You like looking at the Jets rear end from the basement? Beautiful view baby!

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    It hasn’t happens in so long this is unfamiliar territory. But I can’t say I like it much

  12. Show some class, humility and respect. The fish didn’t just lose. They got whupped.

    They are a long way from a championship, but these are not the Jets you want them to be. Besides, they beat Miami’s first string defense for 40 points.

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    First string defense? lmao we were playing undrafted rookies from Division 2 schools and special teamers at cornerbacks, our starting LT and RT were out, our starting and 2nd string QB were out. And we were still about to take the lead in the 4th lmaoooo

    Jet’s are one of the 3 worst franchises in the NFL the last 10 years. Nothing this year has shown me anything will change. Z Wilson is not good

  13. Dog him all you want but this team was rolling under Tua….and has fallen apart without him

  14. The Jest’s aren’t going anywhere and neither are the Fins & just forget about NE!
    The AFCE still rolls thru Buffalo.
    Not saying the other’s won’t make a run at Buffalo but none of them have both sides of the ball moving like a well oiled machine.

  15. @ broffe18
    Jets offense has 3 tackles on IR and features 2 rookies and 4 second year guys. They just dropped 40 on you. Take it like a man.

  16. Dolphins played with a third-string rookie at QB. What does that have to do with the old squads? That’s a destitute situation.

  17. Miami: you lost a football game, not a man to a head injury. It was a terrible game but have some perspective.

  18. Jets earned this win. Their defensive line played especially well and Breece Hall looked fantastic. Dolphins looked shell-shocked.

    As a Dolphins fan, this one was touch to watch. Hopefully they can get healthy soon, because they are much better than this. Looking forward to the rematch in January, which looks like it will actually be a meaningful game.

  19. what’s to be taken from Sunday is this is no longer a Jets team that will lie down. there is bona fide talent and speed on the roster…and anyone sleeping on who Zach Wilson is becoming as a QB – blissful ignorance.

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