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The Dolphins started the contest with a good drive through the arm of Ryan Tannehill, but this was ended when he entered Jets territory and Quinton Coples brought him down for a sack to kill their momentum.
Miami had an excellent chance to take the lead as Tannehill led his team downfield and found Charles Clay for nine yards to move his side to the one-yard line, but Lamar Miller was stuffed on third down.
However, instead of going for the field the Dolphins went for it and they could not make the play as Tannehill's pass fell incomplete looking for Brian Hartline, allowing the Jets to take over at the one.
Despite this setback, the Dolphins took a six-point advantage into the half as kicker Caleb Sturgis first fired a 34-yarder through the posts and then the visitors took advantage of an interception from Geno Smith for Sturgis to put a 43-yard effort through.
After the break, it was all one-way traffic as the Dolphins got on the board with a touchdown as Tannehill fired deep downfield for Brian Hartline who got open down the right sideline and he ran in for the 31-yard score.
The Jets tried to respond through backup quarterback Matt Simms, who had replaced Smith at half time when he was benched, but they could not get into the endzone and were forced to settle for a 20-yard field goal from Nick Folk.
Miami took control of the contest when Tannehill fired to Mike Wallace on a curl route and the receiver turned and broke a tackle and sprinted into the endzone for 28-yard score at the end of the third quarter.
The Dolphins iced the game in the fourth quarter using solid defense to kill off the Jets and Sturgis added a field goal late on to secure a 20-point win.