East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Matt Moore came off the bench to throw
for 131 yards and a touchdown, and the Miami Dolphins dominated on defense and
special teams en route to a convincing 30-9 rout of the rival New York Jets at
Moore replaced Ryan Tannehill after the rookie first-round pick injured his
left quadriceps on a sack by New York's Calvin Pace during the Dolphins'
second drive and completed 11-of-19 passes without a turnover. He received
plenty of support from a defense that sacked Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez
four times and came up with two takeaways as Miami (4-3) registered its third
straight win following a 1-3 start.
The Dolphins also got a touchdown from Olivier Vernon on a blocked punt in
building a commanding 20-0 halftime lead, while Daniel Thomas had a rushing
touchdown to help Miami avenge a 23-20 home overtime loss to the Jets in Week
Sanchez finished 28-of-54 for 283 yards with one touchdown and one
interception for New York (3-5), 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.
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