The Miami Dolphins made it three wins in a row with their 27-23 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
This was a game that the Dolphins almost let slip away in the fourth quarter. After Matt Darr fumbled a punt try, the Jets took the lead with under six minutes to go. On the New York kickoff, Kenyan Drake returned the ball 96 yards to put Miami right back on top.
With the three consecutive wins, Miami is now 4-4 on the year and has put itself back into the playoff picture. The Dolphins appeared to be falling out of contention after the first four games of the season, but have turned around their fortunes ever since they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jay Ajayi was somewhat contained by New York's defense after a terrific two-game stretch. Ajayi had eclipsed 200 yards on the ground in back-to-back games coming into this one. The Jets held Ajayi to 111 yards on his 24 carries. Miami's running back also found the end zone once for his fifth touchdown of the season.
Ryan Tannehill maintained possession of the ball for a third straight game, which helped finish off the win. Tannehill struggled with interceptions in the early part of the season, but has now gone three consecutive weeks without a single pick. Tannehill also threw a TD pass in the win and went 17-28 for 149 yards.
Miami's defense came away with two interceptions in the win with one each coming from Bobby McCain and Jordan Phillips. Both picks came against Ryan Fitzpatrick who has taken back the QB duties for New York.
Miami will begin a two-week stretch in California with a game against the San Diego Chargers next Sunday.