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24, So Much More: NY Jets Shut Out By Dolphins At Halftime

Zach Wilson, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins
Zach Wilson, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Getty Images

The New York Jets have failed to carry momentum from last week against Houston into Miami

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After last week’s inspiring second half showing against the Houston Texas, a plethora of injuries, shortcomings, and self-inflicted wounds immediately turned the Jets’ Cinderella playoff story into a pumpkin, as they trail the Miami Dolphins 24-0 at Hard Rock Stadium. Raheem Mostert earned two scores on the ground while Tua Tagovailoa found Jaylen Waddle for a deep score to create the three-touchdown lead.

Jets (0)

PASSING: Zach Wilson (4-of-11, 26 yards)
RUSHING: Breece Hall (5 carries, 11 yards)
RECEIVING: Allen Lazard (2 rec., 10 yards)

Dolphins (24)

PASSING: Tua Tagovailoa (15-of-17, 168 yards, 1 TD)
RUSHING: Raheem Mostert (9 carries, 24 yards, 2 TD)
RECEIVING: Jaylen Waddle (6 rec., 118 yards, 1 TD)

No, Aaron!

If there needed to be another argument in favor of keeping Aaron Rodgers sidelined for the final three weeks of the season, look no further than the time — or lack thereof — that Zach Wilson has to throw. Wilson has struggled to build on the momentum he established last week, but he has barely had any time to throw or get anything off. One onslaught briefly sent Wilson to the blue medical tent but, for better or worse for his own sake, he was able to return. He then left the field with a minute remaining in the half and was replaced by Trevor Siemian.

Dark Magic

The Jets previously got away with a little trickery in their first go-around against the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium, but they switched it up this time around. This time around, they tried a direct snap to Ashtyn Davis on a punt, but he was immediately swallowed up for a lost gain. It appeared Miami was ready for the deception.

Save Ulbrich

Time will tell if Jeff Ulbrich is called upon to join the head coaching circuit, but he built some solid game film for himself with another solid showing on defense, one that didn’t let poor starting field position stand as an excuse in the early possessions. Alas, he can only do so much: the Jets’ offense amassed a mere four net yards in the opening half and things might only get worse if Wilson is unable to return. Even five Miami penalties that netted the Jets 30 yards did nothing for their momentum.

Still, a deep touchdown from Tagovailoa to Waddle undercut the Jets’ league-best secondary, as Waddle beat D.J. Reed.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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