Dolphins win wild showdown with Jets

Special teams plays a key role in the Dolphins win

Jordan Phillips leaps after intercepting Ryan Fitzpatrick
Jordan Phillips leaps after intercepting Ryan Fitzpatrick

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins won a wild game against the New York Jets on Sunday.

With the 27-23 win, the Dolphins won their third straight game and improved their record to 4-4.

Kenyan Drake returned a kickoff 96-yards to give the Dolphins a 27-23 lead with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter.

With just under six minutes left, Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Jalin Marshall for an 18-yard touchdown to give New York a 23-20 lead.

The touchdown was set up by a muffed punt by Matt Darr.

On the previous possession, the Jets briefly took the lead on what looked like a Ryan Fitzpatrick to Robbie Anderson touchdown.

After an official review, Anderson was called down.

Fitzpatrick then threw an interception to Bobby McCain and the Dolphins held a 20-16 lead.

In the first quarter, the Jets opening drive got deep into Dolphins territory, but stalled.

New York settled for a field goal.

The Dolphins answered.  The Dolphins opening drive ended with a Jay Ajayi 20-yard touchdown.

The Dolphins had a 7-3 lead.

Jets running back Matt Forte responded with a 31-yard touchdown run for the Jets.

New York took a 10-7 lead.

In the second quarter, Ryan Tannehill hit Jones for a 1-yard touchdown pass to give Miami a 14-10 lead.

The Dolphins lead at the half 14-13.

In the third quarter, defensive lineman Jordan Phillips had  an interception and hurdled an offensive player on the return.

The Jets were able to stop the Dolphins.

Miami settled for an Andrew Franks field goal.

The Dolphins led 20-13.

The Dolphins play at San Diego next Sunday.

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