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Zach Wilson moved to 2-0 on the season Sunday, as he scored his first career divisional victory over the Miami Dolphins, 40-17. Furthermore, the New York Jets earned their first win over an AFC East team in 13 tries.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was out this week with a concussion, and first-year head coach Mike McDaniel lost his backup Teddy Bridgewater as well almost immediately. On the first play from scrimmage for Miami, Bridgewater suffered an elbow injury along with a potential concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game due to the NFL’s new protocols. Seventh-round pick Skylar Thompson took over in his stead.
While the Jets dropped 40 points, Wilson did not throw a passing touchdown. He completed 14-of-21 passes for 210 yards, and all five New York touchdowns came via the ground. Rookie running back Breece Hall was the star of the show, as he rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown. He also shined in the passing game, as he caught two passes for a total of 100 yards. Defensively, Jets rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner stood out. He recorded his first career interception, and made the hit that knocked Bridgewater out of the game.
Thompson completed 19-of-33 passes for 166 yards and one interception in his first NFL action aside from preseason play. Raheem Mostert was someone who kept the Dolphins’ offense afloat, as he rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown. Tyreek Hill caught seven passes for 47 yards, but Jaylen Waddle was noticeably out of the loop. He finished with three catches for 23 yards.
The 3-2 Dolphins return to Miami next week, and will host the 4-1 Minnesota Vikings. As for the 3-2 Jets, they will hit the road to take on the 3-2 Green Bay Packers.
Check below in our live blog to recap all the action in the Jets’ impressive Week 5 win.
This game belongs to the Jets. 40-17 now after the Braxton Berrios run.
Quinnen Williams WAS NOT PLAYING with Tyreek 😅
The Dolphins had a very creative play call on fourth and 1. A fullback handoff, and he pitched it to Mostert. You can’t even blame the call, that was all Jets defense. Great pursuit, they were all over it.
It’s great to see first-round pick Quinnen Williams come up with a big play. Thompson fumbles (First Miami fumble lost all year) and now the Jets are about to extend their lead.
7 plays, 56 yards and seven points. The Jets now have a nine-point lead. Michael Carter has two touchdowns, but Breece Hall has been the story. 78 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards on 2 targets.
OH NO. A missed 54-yard field goal. That feels like a pretty significant moment. Dolphins remain down 2 points, but this defense has been stout.
43 yards, 6 plays. Missed FG from Jets’ 36-yard line.
We had just three points scored in the third quarter after 28 scored in the second quarter. Wonder how much more scoring we will get. Both offenses not exactly balling out. Penalties are sparking drives now.
Anytime you go deep on fourth and 1 is very weird. Is Skylar Thompson about to out-duel Zach Wilson?
Dolphins have now gone 10 plays on 47 yards. Drive has felt like an eternity. Nothing really going. Field goal unit coming out.
Expect Miami to rely on Mostert a ton in this second half.
Durham Smythe with a one-yard rush touchdown rush on a play the Chiefs ran last week against the Bucs. 19-14 now.
It really feels like the Jets have momentum, but this game is far from over.
Six seconds before halftime. Dolphins going for it on second and goal down 19-7.
What’s really stood out to me so far apart from Sauce Gardner is Raheem Mostert. He has 74 yards rushing right now!
SAUCE GARDNER. He should be the favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year no respect to Devin Lloyd. Two HUGE plays today. Kid is a baller.
Dolphins! 8 plays, 75 yards. Mike McDaniel is having to get creative with some of these play calls with a third-stringer. It worked on that drive. Keep an eye on the running backs here. 12-7 Jets.
Breece Hall catch-and-run goes for 79 YARDS. Dolphins defense had no interest in tackling him.
A three-and-out on Thompson’s second drive. A screen went nowhere, and a five-yard completion on third and seven wasn’t enough.
Big opportunity for the Jets here.
Jets put together their best drive of the game. 56 yards on seven plays. Ends on a 34-yard field goal to push the lead to five points. More than half of those yards came from penalties.
Dolphins go 5 plays, 33 yards before they have to punt. I really do like Skylar Thompson though. I want to see if he’s going to settle in.
While it’s early, I think a storyline we are passing over is that the Jets’ offense has been bad. Let’s see if they can pick up more than one first down this drive.
Injury Update | Terron Armstead has a toe injury and is questionable to return.
Teddy Bridgewater has an elbow injury and is also being evaluated for a head injury. He is questionable to return.
Dang we really have Skylar Thompson vs. Zach Wilson today. Unreal. Thompson was a stud in the preseason. Read more here:
Dolphins defense shows up! Jets forced to punt after another four-play drive. I’m keeping an eye on this offensive line through the afternoon.
.@Lastname_Baker with the SACK 💪
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Wow the Jets are so juiced today. Safety to start the game and now great field position thanks to Braxton Berrios.
First offensive play for the Dolphins and they get a safety! Unreal. Intentional grounding is definitely a weird call. Almost looked like a fumble.
I don’t care if the arm is going forward, Bridgewater didn’t have possession of the ball.
He wears 1 and just got us 2.@iamSauceGardner | #MIAvsNYJ on CBS pic.twitter.com/ceNpqXmKO2
Sauce Gardner shows up! He’s been lockdown this year and it feels like we aren’t talking enough about him. What a big hit on Bridgewater to start the game.
SAUCE SAFETY!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rklVEhvYFK
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