EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 17: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets runs the ball to score a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 17, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Revis' 100-Yard Interception Return Sends Jets to 24-6 Win Over Dolphins

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New York Jets Lead Miami Dolphins 17-6 At End Of Third Quarter


The play clock is slowly ticking away on the Miami Dolphins, who are staring down the barrel of an almost insurmountable 0-5 start to the 2011 season.

In fact, with all the dropped passes and up-for-grabs bombs from Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore, it’s almost surprising to learn the fish have been able to keep it a two-score game.

At the end of the third quarter, New York leads, 17-6.

The Jets, who seemed to be picking up steam at the end of the first half, went 79 yards across 13 plays to get within field-goal range, where Nick Folk would launch one from 28 yards out for the only score of the quarter.

In reality, with the amount of time Mark Sanchez has been afforded to throw the ball, this should be a blowout.

Unless New York runs away with it in the fourth quarter, some of the lingering questions that fans had heading into this game may still remain.


New York Jets Lead Miami Dolphins 14-6 At Halftime

It took 24 minutes, but New York was finally able to secure a first down, giving Mark Sanchez a chance to take matters into his own hands.

Did he ever.

The Jets quarterback drove his offense-deprived team 76 yards into the red zone across 10 plays. From there, the USC standout ran it five yards for a touchdown with an emphatic dive into the end zone.

Miami, who saw Dan Carpenter boot one between the uprights from 21 yards out, trail the Jets14-6 at halftime.

While Sanchez and Co. may have finally found their groove, Matt Moore and the winless fish continue to have problems finding the end zone, settling for field goals despite several opportunities to penetrate the New York defense.

The bottom line? Reggie Bush, who continues to rack up significant yardage, can’t be the only Dolphin contributing with just 30 minutes left to play.

Miami needs a big second half — or a Jets meltdown.


New York Jets Lead Miami Dolphins 7-3 At End Of First Quarter

Ten yards.

That’s how much offense the hapless New York Jets were able to muster up in the first quarter Monday night against the Miami Dolphins, who despite controlling the football, still find themselves down 7-3.

That’s because Darrelle Revis intercepted Matt Moore on third down to run it back 100 yards to put New York up by four after Miami got on the board with a field goal.

While the Jets retain the lead, they have yet to secure a first down and have done nothing to assure "Gang Green" nation that all the talk from wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who made headlines last week for sacking the team’s offensive line, was just that -- talk.

Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer promised to "roll up his sleeves and get back to work," but with no first downs and a total of 10 yards, it doesn’t sound like anyone at MetLife stadium is prepared to cross the picket line.

Stay tuned.

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