N.Y. Jets 31, Miami 23

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:20 PM
WHEN: 8:20 PM EST, Sunday, September 26, 2010
WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 83°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 70481

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Jets 7 7 7 10 31
Miami 0 10 10 3 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Jets 2-1 1-1 1-0 W2
Miami 2-1 0-1 2-0 L1

Recap

Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes for the second straight week, leading the visiting New York Jets to a 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night.

Sanchez finished 15 of 28 for 256 yards, connecting with tight end Dustin Keller for a pair of touchdowns and wide receiver Braylon Edwards for another as the Jets (2-1) avenged a pair of losses to Miami (2-1) last season.

LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 70 yards on 15 carries, including a 1-yard plunge with 1:55 to play that gave the Jets the 31-23 lead.

Miami drove to the Jets 6-yard line on its final possession before Drew Coleman intercepted Chad Henne's fourth-down pass in the end zone.

Henne threw for 363 yards with two touchdowns and the pick and Brandon Marshall had 10 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' home opener.

The Jets jumped out to a 14-0 lead less than 90 seconds into the second quarter as Sanchez connected on scoring passes of 24 and 12 yards to Keller.

Miami took the second-half kickoff and went 73 yards in 12 plays before Henne fired an 11-yard scoring strike to Marshall to go ahead 17-14.

The Jets needed just 18 seconds to move back in front to stay. Sanchez tossed a short pass in the left flat to Edwards, who spun away from a defender and raced down the sideline for a 67-yard TD and a 21-17 lead.

Edwards had been benched for the first quarter as punishment for his arrest on drunken-driving charges earlier in the week.

Dan Carpenter kicked three field goals for the Dolphins, including a 50-yarder that cut the lead to 24-23 with just over 6 1/2 minutes to play.

Keller had six receptions and 98 yards - all in the first half - just one week after hauling in seven receptions for 115 yards and a TD in a win over the New England Patriots.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Jets   Miami
LaDainian Tomlinson Player Ronnie Brown
15 Attempts 11
70 Yards 54
4.7 Avg Yards 4.9
1 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 17
Receiving
N.Y. Jets   Miami
Dustin Keller Player Brandon Marshall
6 Receptions 10
98 Yards 166
16.3 Avg Yards 16.6
2 Touchdowns 1
31 Long 40

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Jets 402 146 256 4 1 1 2.0 1
Miami 436 84 352 2 3 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against New England . The Dolphins have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Jets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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