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Trickery has fueled a successful New York first half in South Beach, as the Jets take a rare lead into the break.

The New York Jets have taken their talents to South Beach and things have worked out in the early going.

Double reverses and double passes have defined the early parts of the day for the Jets, who own a 17-10 lead going into the halftime breaker.

A reverse for Braxton Berrios gave the Jets the early lead and they also enjoyed a one-yard punch-in from Zach Wilson to build the current advantage.

Jet X looks back on the first half that was in Miami.

Jets Leaders

  • PASSING: Zach Wilson (9-for-14, 118 yards)
  • RUSHING: Tevin Coleman (5 carries, 28 yards)
  • RECEIVING: Ryan Griffin (2 rec., 39 yards)

Dolphins Leaders

  • PASSING: Tua Tagovailoa (7-for-12, 83 yards, 1 INT)
  • RUSHING: Duke Johnson (10 carries, 42 yards, 1 TD)
  • RECEIVING: Devante Parker (3 rec., 57 yards)

BB-Great

If the Jets are serious about their future, they shouldn’t let Braxton Berrios go back home without a new contract. Berrios’ athleticism has allowed the Jets to open their playbook further, as he’s taking full advantage of extended opportunities with Elijah Moore out.

In that role, he’s become a threat every time he’s stepped on the field.

Playing with a Purpose 

Sunday’s first half was the best-case scenario for the Jets as they embark on these final hours. Zach Wilson made progress and was only sacked once. It’s taken a little bit for Michael Carter to get back in the swing of things, but Tevin Coleman picked up the slack.

Defensively, the Jets held their own in the red zone, holding the Dolphins to a field goal in the latter stages, and even got big production from their special teams, as Eddy Piniero is now a perfect 4-for-4 since taking over.

It’s perhaps of little consolation to long-suffering Jets fans, but ending the Dolphins’ playoff hopes would at least a somewhat reassuring sign they have a strong blueprint.

It’s a Trap!

The Jets have taken “trap game” to a whole new level against the contending Dolphins, as elimination has appeared to have opened the team’s playbook a bit.

The late XFL would be proud of one of the Jets’ wild third down plays, one that featured a double pass that extended the team’s final drive of the half.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com
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