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Jets Pounded at Home by Dolphins 30-9 to Fall Into Last Place in AFC East

Don’t look now, but the 2012 season for the Jets is quickly turning into a nightmare.

Sunday at home they were dominated by the Miami Dolphins, a team that at the beginning of the season wasn’t expected to be in the same league as the Jets. Not only did the Jets lose, they lost by a lot, falling by 21 points in an ugly 30-9 setback.

“To say I never saw this coming is an understatement,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “This one, no question, is a tough one to accept.”

Matt Moore came in for an injured Ryan Tannehill for Miami, and threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano. It was the third straight victory for Miami, who improve to 4-3, while the Jets stumble to 3-5.

”It was very satisfying for us, as good as it gets,” Dolphins RB Reggie Bush said. ”We wanted to have the opportunity to jump on them early and we accomplished that. Once we got them down early, I thought that was it.”

Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and blocked a field goal, and the Dolphins slammed Mark Sanchez and the Jets’ offense. They were helped by some hideous play by New York.

Stung by the loss, a few Jets players were still zinging the Dolphins after the game. ”They’re not a very clean team,” wide receiver Chaz Schilens said. ”They’re a little cheap.”

Sanchez finished 28-of-54 for 283 yards with one touchdown and one interception for New York, which fell into last place in the AFC East with its second division defeat in a row.

Ex-Dolphin Clyde Gates posted career bests of seven catches and 82 receiving yards in the setback, while Shonn Greene rushed for 77 yards on 15 carries.

“You don’t expect it to go like that,” right guard Brandon Moore said. “Who does?”

Not this Jets team, a team that thinks way too much of itself. Now with the bye week in front of them, it’s time to start looking in the mirror to see what is going wrong, and what can be done to correct it.

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2 Responses to “Jets Pounded at Home by Dolphins 30-9 to Fall Into Last Place in AFC East”

  1. ALAN says:

    Why was there no automatic review on the Daniel Thomas TD.
    Looks like knee may have been down before he broke the plane.
    I thought all scoring plays were subject to review.
    This one should at least been looked at, not that it would have mattered.
    Is it me or do the Jets seem to be getting the worst of the calls on a weekly basis?

    • Chris says:

      Would it have mattered if it was reviewed? Would it matter if the jets got all the calls?

      The Jets are bad, real bad….what a joke of a organization

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