New York Jets Edge Miami Dolphins in glorious fashion 22-21

New York Jets, Sam Ficken

The New York Jets narrowly avoid a second straight loss. They’ve now won four of their last five games.

The New York Jets were led by their kicker Sam Ficken in today’s game. He made all three of his field-goal attempts, including the game-winner as time expired.

The Jets offense was up-and-down al day. Sam Darnold mostly played well int this one, with his big blemish being his one interception. He did throw for 270 yards on 55.6% passing, 7.5 yards per attempt, and two TDs. Those aren’t the best numbers, but they are tainted by his teammates. Darnold saw at least four of his passes dropped.

The Jets offense finally ran the ball effectively. They ran the ball 32 times for 112 yards. That’s only good for a paltry 3.5 yards per carry, but it was good enough to keep the Dolphins off the Jets passing game.

For a third straight week, Robby Anderson led the way for the Jets receivers. He had 117 yards and 1 TD on 7 receptions.

The Jets defense had an uncharacteristically bad day against the run. The Dolphins had 112 yards rushing on 27 attempts. which is good for 4.5 yards per carry. That’s well over the Jets season average of 2.9 yards coming into the game.

The Jets pass defense was better than it appeared during the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for only 245 yards on 56.8% completion with zero TDs and one INT. The Dolphins passing game was aced by Isaiah Ford who had 92 yards on six receptions.

The Dolphins were unable to get into the end zone despite moving the ball at will. The Jets forced Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders to kick eight field goals, he made seven.

Sam Darnold led a game-winning drive with only one minute 29 seconds left on the clock. An overturned pass interference call on a third and 17 saved the drive.

The Jets have their toughest test all season on Thursday when they head to Baltimore. They will see Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in prime-time. The Jets open up at 14.5 point underdogs in that game.

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