Win was not without scratching his head
Standings for the Jets’ 40-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.
It wasn’t always pretty, but the Jets finished with 322 total yards, averaging 5.8 per game. They rushed for 135 yards and had five rushing touchdowns, only the third time in franchise history that they have reached that mark. RB Breece Hall (18 carries, 97 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches, 100 yards) was the star of the game, showing his big-play ability. QB Zach Wilson (14 of 21, 210 yards, 1 TD rushing, odds of 99.3) didn’t do anything flashy, but he didn’t return the ball either. The offensive line opened up big holes in the running game.
To note: B
CB Sauce Gardner knocked Dolphins QB Teddy Bridgewater out of the game on a blitz on the first play. The hit led to a safety and Gardner added an interception later. The Jets had two takeaways and took advantage of Dolphins third QB Skylar Thompson (19 of 33, 166 yards, 1 INT, 58.4 rating). The Jets had 16 quarterback hits and two sacks. Carl Lawson had a backpack that Quinnen Williams picked up. The Dolphins didn’t have a game over 30 yards and WR Tyreek Hill (7 catches, 47 yards) was quiet for most of the day. RB Raheem Mostert (18 carries, 113 yards, 1 TD) gave the Jets fits.
To note: B
Punter Braden Mann set the Jets up early with two punts that landed inside the 10-yard line. That allowed the Jets to take safety on Sauce Gardner’s blitz in Miami’s first series. KR Braxton Berrios had a 42-yard return and kicker Greg Zuerlein netted a 34-yard field goal for a good special teams day.
To note: A
There was a lot of good in this one from the coaches but also some puzzles. Give Jeff Ulbrich credit for the cornerback blitz on the first defensive play of the game. The defense still had problems against the run. On offense, the Jets made big plays and delayed the game on the ground, but couldn’t take advantage of the Dolphins being without their top two cornerbacks. The fourth pass and a pass in the third quarter was confusing.
To note: B-