Jets Lose to Dolphins; Fall to 9 and 4
The Jets waited for their offense to show up for 60 minutes and it never arrived. The result was a 10 – 6 loss to the Dolphins in rainy conditions at home. Mark Sanchez continued his year two slide and had a horrific day passing. Chad Henne was terrible as well. The debate over who is better between Henne and Sanchez just became multiple choice. The answer today was C – Neither.
Check out these stat lines:
Chad Henne: 5 completions – 18 attempts – 55 yards – 1 TD
Mark Sanchez: 17 completions – 44 attempts – 216 yards – 1 INT
It would look like the league has figured out what the Jets are trying to do offensively. The New York Jets have scored 9 points the last two weeks. Here is a complete game recap from Gang Green Nation.
If you are looking for positive news there isn’t much. Here is the press release from the NY Jets with some highlights and milestones from the game:
Joe McKnight recorded the first reception of his NFL career when he caught a five-yard pass from Mark Sanchez in the third quarter.
The Jets defense allowed 89 total yards of offense in the first half and just 23 yards passing. Both are the lowest numbers allowed by the Jets since Week Five when they allowed 51 yards of offense and 15 yards passing against MIN. The Jets finished the game with 131 yards allowed, the fewest yards allowed since they gave up 124 yards at TB (12/13/09) and just 30 passing yards allowed, the fewest since they allowed 0 against CIN (1/3/10).
Five Sacks, Three Fumble Recoveries:
The five sacks by the Jets defense were the most in a game since they recorded six against MIA (11/1/09). Their three fumble recoveries were the most the team has recorded since they had three recoveries against SL (11/9/08).
Calvin Pace sacked Chad Henne in the second quarter forcing a fumble that was recovered by Sione Pouha. On the season, Pace now has 4.5 sacks and Pouha has three fumble recoveries.
They recovered their second fumble of the game after Brodney Pool stripped RB Ronnie Brown of the ball before it was recovered by Jason Taylor.
Pool would later record his first sack as a Jet when he sacked Henne in the third quarter for a loss of six yards. It was the fifth sack of Pool’s career and first since last season’s opener against MIN (9/13/09). After an aborted handoff by Henne, the Jets recovered their third fumble of the game when Pool recovered the ball and returned it six yards. After previously recording his first forced fumble and sack as a Jet earlier in the game, Pool notched his first fumble recovery and returned it six yards.
Shaun Ellis sacked Henne for a seven yard loss in the third quarter. Ellis now has 4.5 sacks this season and 72.5 for his career. Ellis and Pace are now tied for the team lead in sacks.
Sione Pouha sacked Henne for a loss of six yards in the fourth quarter. He now has two sacks this season and 2.5 for his career.
The Jets recorded their single-game season-high fifth sack when Bryan Thomas sacked Henne for a loss of two yards. Thomas now has a four sacks this season and 29 for his career.
Brad Smith returned the opening kickoff for 45 yards. It was the fourth time this season that Smith has had a kickoff return of at least 40 yards.
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