Week 13: Miami Dolphins 23, New York Jets 3- Post Game Thoughts

The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets swap places in the standings following the result of this game.  Gang Green’s slide continues following yet another unsightly performance from Geno Smith.  Jet fans had been wishing that the team’s streak of following a win with a loss would come to an end, but I don’t think this is what they had in mind.  Now the team has lost three straight games and have seen their playoff chances fly out the window, barring an unforeseen late-season surge.  I would guess that the Jets will have to win out to make the playoffs from this point forward, something that is going to be tough to do given the fact that their struggles at the quarterback position have continued.  Geno Smith has thrown a grand total of 29 completions over the past month (in 74 attempts).  If New York thought that was the winning formula, they would have stuck with Tim Tebow (I joke, of course).  The defense did the best it could in this game, but Ryan Tannehill had a good day.  He threw for 331 yards and a pair of touchdowns in this rout.  Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline were on the receiving end of those scores.  The ‘Phins ran the ball 36 times for 125 yards (3.5 yards per carry) in this game.  Against a normal defense, this is not all that good but considering the Jets had allowed just 2.9 yards per carry coming into this contest, I would say it is a nice feather in the cap.  Now Miami is in great position to make a run at the playoffs.  They will test their luck in Pittsburgh next week when they play the Steelers, but to me, the Week 5 loss to the Ravens is the biggest thing standing between the Dolphins and the playoffs at this moment.


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