Miami 10, N.Y. Jets 6

Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, December 12, 2010
WHERE: New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 10 0 0 0 10
N.Y. Jets 0 3 0 3 6

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 7-6 1-5 6-1 W1
N.Y. Jets 9-4 4-3 5-1 L2


The Miami Dolphins took advantage of two early turnovers and shut down the New York Jets 10-6 at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Sunday.

Miami (7-6) never trailed in the game and its defense forced eight punts by an ineffective New York offense.

The Dolphins capitalized on numerous Jet miscues in the first half to take a 10-3 lead into the break.

Dan Carpenter connected on a 47-yard field goal to help Miami take advantage of a Mark Sanchez interception.

Sanchez was sacked and fumbled the ball on New York’s next possession. Six plays later, Chad Henne connected with Brandon Marshall on a 6-yard touchdown to make it 10-0. It was the only touchdown of the game.

Even when the Jets (9-4) scored, things went badly. Nick Folk’s 35-yard field goal followed a dropped pass by Santonio Holmes, who was wide open in the end zone.

The Jets, which were blasted by New England 45-3 a week ago, have gone nine straight quarters without scoring an offensive touchdown.

Folk booted a 42-yard field goal with 5:21 left in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to four at 10-6. New York got the ball back three more times but never mounted a threat.

Sanchez finished 17 for 44 passing for 216 yards and a passer rating of 45.3.

Henne was 5 for 18 passing for just 55 yards.

Top Game Performances

Miami   N.Y. Jets
Ronnie Brown Player LaDainian Tomlinson
16 Attempts 19
55 Yards 49
3.4 Avg Yards 2.6
0 Touchdowns 0
10 Long 8
Miami   N.Y. Jets
Anthony Fasano Player Jerricho Cotchery
2 Receptions 5
33 Yards 69
16.5 Avg Yards 13.8
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 16

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Miami 131 101 30 1 1 1 5.0 3
N.Y. Jets 280 87 193 0 2 0 5.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Jets have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .538 after a loss.