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Todd Bowles backs decision-making in final minute

Jets coach Todd Bowles watches his team against

Jets coach Todd Bowles watches his team against the Dolphins on Oct. 22, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Florida. Credit: AP / Wilfredo Lee

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he would do it all over again. With the score tied at 28, 47 seconds left in regulation, three timeouts available and the Jets at their 15, he decided against taking a knee and playing for overtime against the Dolphins on Sunday. Then Josh McCown threw an interception on first down, and four plays later, the Dolphins’ Cody Parkey kicked a field goal with 22 seconds left for a 31-28 win.

Bowles defended play-caller John Morton. “It would look no different if we ran the ball and somebody fumbled,” he said. “If you get a turnover, you get a turnover. Whether it’s two minutes left or 50 seconds left, you need three points. You got three timeouts in a tie ballgame, you go for the win.

“[McCown] didn’t see [Bobby McCain, who made the interception]. He made a mistake. He will learn from it, he will get better from it and we’ll get better from it as a team. Don’t feel any regrets about the call or the plays.”

Skrine remains starter

Cornerback Buster Skrine had a rough game against the Dolphins. He was beaten for a touchdown and was penalized three times, including twice on the tying drive. He also was involved on another touchdown reception, though Bowles did not say if it was his fault. Yet Skrine will remain a starting cornerback. “Had some technique errors,” Bowles said. “It wasn’t his finest day.”

Jet streams

Outside of talking to his team about getting 12 penalties, Bowles makes certain position groups run gassers after practice. The running most likely will take place Wednesday . . . RT Brandon Shell (neck) and CB Xavier Coleman (shoulder) are to get tests to determine the extent of their injuries.

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