Grades from the Jets’ 20-12 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday:
The Jets were able to move the ball against Miami through the air, but a lack of a running game and three turnovers killed them. They gained a total of 362 yards, but only 42 on the ground. QB Sam Darnold (25-of-41, 334 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT) did not play poorly, but one interception led to points for the Dolphins and the other came in the end zone, preventing the Jets from scoring. The offensive line had a rough game, allowing three sacks and failing to open up holes in the running game.
The defense did some really good things. It got after Ryan Tannehill, sacking him four times, and held the Dolphins scoreless in the second half. But the unit committed two critical penalties on third down that kept Miami drives alive, was unable to pick the offense up after turnovers and allowed a third-and-19 conversion in the fourth quarter.
It was a nondescript game for the special teams unit after last week’s big game. Kicker Jason Myers missed an extra point, but did hit field goals of 55 and 41 yards. Myers also had three more touchbacks on kickoffs. Andre Roberts (one return, 4 yards) was a non-factor this week.
The Jets coaches had no answers when things were not going their way. The offense could not figure out a way to get the running game going. The team made critical errors that reflect poorly on Todd Bowles and his staff. The Jets had two huge penalties on third down defensively, and how do they give up a third-and-19 in the fourth quarter?