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.