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The same old mistakes by the Jets lead to another loss

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The New York Jets fell to another defeat on Monday to the Miami Dolphins losing 16-13, despite the Jets trying a new offensive strategy that looked promising, old mistakes cost them the game.

For the large majority of the game, The Jets reverted to an offense more focused on running the football and were doing it quite successfully.

Perhaps not trusting Quarterback Geno Smith to throw the ball after the 10 interceptions thrown by him already this year.

The Jets are joint fifth in the league in terms of interceptions having thrown 12 this season and the Jets coaches clearly didn't want to see a 13th.

That's exactly what happened however and it was Smith's pick that led to the victory for Miami.


Smith didn't make the only mistake that led to the Jets loss as with their penultimate drive of the game, Kicker Nick Folk missed a 45 yard field goal that stopped the Jets from taking the lead.

Smith only dropped back to throw the ball 13 times in the game for just 65 yards as the Jets made use of eight different rushers on the night.

Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory were the most used combining for 33 carries and 167 yards as they held the lead for most of the night.

Entering the fourth quarter with the Jets holding a 13-6 lead, they changed their offense to include more passes in an attempt to secure only their third win of the year.

A touchdown and a field goal from Miami gave the Dolphins a 16-13 lead and as the Jets tried to march down the field for the winning touchdown or game tying field goal, that was when they made their mistake.

The Jets rushing offense was effective at the start of the game but as Miami got much more restrictive on defense, the Jets showed their true lack of ideas.

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For only the second time in the last 50, the Dolphins were behind in the fourth quarter and came away with the victory.

They weren't particularly impressive on the night, scoring just the one touchdown in the game and three field goals.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for over 200 yards but it was Runningback Lamar Miller who got the Dolphins touchdown.

So the AFC East clash ended the way most people expected with the Jets now dropping to 2-10 and the Dolphins becoming yet another AFC team on 7-5.

Next up for the Dolphins is the also 7-5 Baltimore Ravens in a showdown of two very strong play-off chasers.

The Jets however now face a trip to the 5-7 Minnesota Vikings who will be looking to capitalise on their win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

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