EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Jets dominated the Miami Dolphins in a surprising 20-6 victory on Sunday.
Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was pressured by the New York defense all day long. Cutler was hit repeatedly on seemingly every throw. Miami's passing game never got going and Cutler ended up throwing his first interception as a member of the Dolphins with 6:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.
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Cutler threw a late, 3-yard touchdown to DeVante Parker as time expired of the game as the 'Fins avoided a shutout, but the PAT was missed.
Cutler finished 26-of-44 for 220 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The Miami running game was also missing in action with Jay Ajayi finishing with only 16 rushing yards on 11 carries.
New York running back Bilal Powell opened the scoring in the second half with a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Jets a commanding 17-0 lead in the third quarters.
The Miami offense struggled so badly that the 'Fins did not convert a third down until the 14 minute mark in the fourth quarter. Things got so desperate for the 'Fins that they tried a fake punt in the third quarter, but the pass by punter Matt Haak was intercepted by the Jets.
New York took a 10-0 lead into the half on the strength of a Josh McCown 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson in the second quarter.
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