Ivory ran for a career-high 166 yards and scored a touchdown, while quarterback Fitzpatrick threw for 218 and another score to secure the win over their AFC East rivals. The Dolphins (1-3) have been outscored 91-48 during their losing streak. Exhaustion finally crept in. They love tough guys in this part of the world – rugby is immensely popular – and they must have appreciated the Jets running back.
Asked to describe Ivory, teammate Damon Harrison said, “One word: Man”.
Tannehill, who needed a little momentum to possibly set the Dolphins up for a score to end the half, never adjusted to an extra pass-rusher coming from the quarterback’s right side. He has done it with his arm (412 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in the 2013 season opener) and with his legs (a record 181 yards rushing in a 2012 playoff win). Right tackle Ja’Wuan James said he isn’t sure.
The biggest play in the game was the first play, a 58-yard pass to Marshall that created immediate energy. The Dolphins are again filling seats in a stadium that just got $350 million in upgrades.
He ran with passion. He is the heartbeat of it all. Ireland survived that change while the Dolphins pursued Jeff Fisher but ended up with Philbin, the former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator. “We feed off that energy”.
Outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins returned to the game after leaving with stinger symptoms after a hit to one of his shoulders. A year ago was the first time that the game had taken place so early in the day. He was an unstoppable force that wore down virtually Miami defender. 14 for 163 yards is unacceptable, and they won’t get away with it against good teams.
The Jets offense sputtered without him in last week’s loss to Philly. So the atmosphere in Wembley Stadium featured a heightened sense of rivalry. Want to see a large human get trucked by a runaway human freight train? There is a hole on opposing offensive lines that the Dolphins are getting into.
“That’s what our identity is”, Fitzpatrick said. We’re just like ‘hey, make a play.
Both teams have a bye in Week 5.
There’s plenty of focus on Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor as Buffalo (2-1) prepares to host the New York Giants (1-2). “Fan-watching”, Marshall called it. He runs the ball violently. “We got to get that area fixed”, Philbin said. Landry’s effort shows off the fact that when the game is in play he is in his own world. It will be just the second game Lynch has missed since joining the Seahawks in 2010 and the first since the 2011 season.
When he wasn’t barreling over someone, he was racing past them, sometimes splitting defenders, who appeared in slow motion.
“Sometimes I see bodies out there out of my peripheral (vision)”, Ivory said. “I will still come to the other games later in the season, although seeing my own team is obviously the highlight”.
Ivory, the best acquisition during the failed John Idzik regime, was relentless.
One way or another, that needs to be the last jagged transition for a while. He was briefly spelled by Zac Stacy early in the fourth quarter. But anyone who watched last season’s implosion knows the team can go only as far as Palmer’s surgically repaired legs can take it, so a few caution against a hard-hitting Rams team may be in order.
The Jets’ passing game opened back up with Eric Decker back in the lineup.
The Jets held the ball for 15 more minutes than Miami. And play their fourth bad game in a row.
So, he actually bleeds.
There was a red stain on his sock.