The Miami Dolphins scored 30 points in last Sunday’s victory over the New York Jets. What made this more impressive was the fact that they were able to do this in New York. Even more amazing, however, may be the fact that this win was possible despite their rookie starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill getting injured. Despite this, backup Matt Moore was able to come in and guide his team to victory. The game final was 30-9.
The Dolphins scored ten points in each of the first two quarters while allowing 0 to the Jets offense. Ryan Tannehill was just 2 of 5 for 18 yards before leaving the game to injury. Matt Moore came in and did an admirable job replacing him. He completed 11 of his 19 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown while throwing no interceptions. The team also had just over 100 yards rushing between two backs. Given these low offense numbers, it is amazing that they got such a lopsided win. This is especially true when you know they had gained just 236 total yards.
The New York Jets, in comparison, gained 363 total yards in Sunday’s game. The teams lone score came from a touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez to Schilens in the 4th quarter. Sanchez completed 28 of 54 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown, but threw one pick. The team also rushed for 105 yards. This game was a perfect example of how statistics can be overrated. Thankfully, for Miami, their bad stats still translated to a win.