Chris Ivory is a beast in the backfield. The Jets' offense goes as he goes, and Sunday's beatdown of the Dolphins was yet another example. After missing last week's game with a quadriceps injury, Ivory set a career high in rushing yards (166 on 29 carries) and scored a touchdown. Brandon Marshall provided a big-time play from the start, hauling in a 58-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Jets' first play from scrimmage, en route to 128 receiving yards. Eric Decker, who did not play last week because of a knee injury, had four catches for 46 yards. Fitzpatrick (16-for-29 for 218 yards, one TD, one INT) made plays when he needed to, but a lot of his throws were off target.
The unit gave up seven points when back-to-back pass-interference calls on Darrelle Revis and Marcus Gilchrist resulted in a Miami score. But other than that, the defense impressed. The Dolphins were 0-for-12 on third down and 0-for-4 on fourth. Muhammad Wilkerson (two sacks for a loss of 21 yards) and David Harris (sack) played well, plus Revis and Marcus Williams picked off Tannehill late in the fourth to kill the Dolphins' comeback attempt.
SPECIAL TEAMS: C-
Nick Folk missed a field goal from 40 yards out. Ryan Quigley averaged 29 yards per punt, which the Dolphins used to good advantage. In the fourth, Jarvis Landry returned one 28 yards to the Jets' 37, which helped set up a Miami score. Meanwhile, the Jets still haven't found an answer to their return-game woes.
Give Todd Bowles credit. Not only did the Jets' logistical plans for London work to a T -- i.e., flying out Thursday night and getting players acclimated quickly with the help of a sleep therapist and imported American toilet paper -- Bowles and his staff also executed a brilliant game plan against the Dolphins. It was aggressive, yet simple: lots of Ivory and a heavy dose of blitzing. As a result, the Jets left Wembley with a "W" and their 13th take-away of the season, equaling last year's total.