Today, the Miami Dolphins shutout the New York Jets by a score of 24-0. As of now, the Jets are the remaining winless team in the NFL.
Jets Open First Quarter Scoreless. . . . . Again
To open the game, both teams combined for three three-and-outs. However, the Dolphins would move the ball downfield. The drive resulted in a four-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to tight end Adam Shaheen. The Dolphins went up 7-0.
On the next drive, the offense showed some burst by moving the ball rapidly. But a killer pass-interference penalty on tight end Ryan Griffin and sack of quarterback Joe Flacco on third down destroyed such hope. The team would be pushed out of field goal range and be forced to punt.
At the end of one, the Miami Dolphins were up 7-0.
Dolphins Tack On Two More TDs before Halftime
To start the quarter, the Miami Dolphins had possession of the ball at their own 20-yard line. Once again, the Dolphins marched downfield which led to another scoring drive. The end result of the drive was a three-yard touchdown reception for Preston Williams. The Dolphins went up 14-0.
Both teams followed up with back-to-back three-and-outs.
Then, the Jets turned over the ball when Joe Flacco threw an interception to Dolphins’ cornerback Xavien Howard.
Both teams would punt on the next two possessions.
On their next drive, the Dolphins were set up in Jets’ territory, thanks to a 30-yard punt return from Jakeem Grant. The Dolphins would waste no time and score promptly. The score came as a result of a four-yard touchdown reception from tight end Durham Smythe. The Dolphins went up 21-0.
On the next drive, the Jets went three-and-out once again.
Miami looked to end the half with a score with 1:05 left in the half. The team drove down the field well. Until Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception to Jets’ cornerback Brian Poole.
The Jets didn’t have great field position nor did they have much time left. So, they ran out the half.
Dolphins Only Score Three In Third Quarter
To open up the second half, the Miami Dolphins had possession of the football. Both teams would share punts on four consecutive drives.
After many boring drives, the Dolphins moved the ball downfield and were able to score. The end result was a 24-yard field goal from kicker Jason Sanders. The Dolphins went up 24-0.
That’s all they scored.
On the next drive, the Jets looked to retaliate. They moved the ball downfield nicely but couldn’t convert on a 55-yard field goal from Sam Ficken.
At the end of the third quarter, the Dolphins were up 24-0.
Dolphins Hold Jets Scoreless in Fourth to Seal Game
Both teams shared the punts to start the half.
On the first play of the next Dolphins drive, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception to Jets safety Marcus Maye. Spectacular play from Maye as he grabbed the ball from his buttocks.
The Jets would waste every drive they had left and would fall to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 24-0.
The New York Jets will face the Buffalo Bills at home next week. The Miami Dolphins will have a bye week next week.