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New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins: 5 Things we learned

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The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets came in to Wembley in contrasting form.

And the game went true to that form pretty much all the way through, as the Jets ran out comfortable winners 27-14 in London.

Here's five things we learnt as the Jets moved to 3-1, while the Dolphins fell to 1-3 in the AFC East...


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1 - Joe Philbin's time is up

When the Dolphins came to London last year, Ryan Tannehill needed to put in a big game to save his job as starting quarterback. He did that as Miami triumphed over the Oakland Raiders in comfortable fashion. Joe Philbin faced that exact same issue this year, and he failed spectacularly.

Philbin was already under immense pressure coming in to the game and that will only intensify in the aftermath of the loss. The Dolphins couldn't execute on offense or defense all game and looked completely bereft of ideas. It's time for a new face to come in and everyone can see it.

If the Dolphins were to travel back to the States by boat then they could fire Philbin in international waters and not pay his contract out. I'm not completely sure on the legality of it but it sounds about right.

2 - The Jets D is scary

Everyone knew that already but this game confirmed it. Rex Ryan built a nightmare for offensive coordinators and Todd Bowles has maintained the beast.

Muhammad Wilkerson is looking like a player that will appear in the Pro Bowl at the end of the season and Leonard Williams has the makings of something special. The Jets D-Line hurried Tannehill and bullied the Dolphins offensive line all day long.

The main reason Tannehill struggled so much is because nearly every pass he made, there was an O-Line near enough sitting in his lap.

3 - Ryan Fitzpatrick has something

When Geno Smith got punched square in the jaw by I.K Enemkpali, everyone assumed the Jets season was over before it had even begun. That thinking has been pounded straight in to the dust by Fitzpatrick, who has overseen this New York side move to 3-1.

The Jets are looking like a playoff team right now and Fitzmagic seems more than capable of getting them there. The likes of Chris Ivory, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker will obviously help, but Fitz is taking care of the football and used his legs to surprising effect.

4 - Everything about the Dolphins offense sucked

Just ask Michael Rapaport....

I cannot emphasise this enough, the Dolphins best player in the first half were the officials who generously gave them several pass interference calls. Miami went into the half with 65 total yards and that flattered them.

The offensive line couldn't cope with New York's blitzes and Tannehill didn't look comfortable in the pocket. The QB went 19/44 and could have been picked off more than the twice he was.

The receivers didn't help either. Jarvis Landry caught just four of his 12 targets, while Jordan Cameron only hauled in two of his nine.

5 - T-Shirt cannons are dangerous

T-shirt cannons aren't usually a thing in London, that's obvious by how crazy the London fans went for the chance to grab a shirt.

Those cannons have some serious power though, as two separate journalists way up in the Wembley press box will be able to tell you. The unsuspecting writers were hit square in the face by rogue t-shirts in what was the most exciting thing that happened during a dull 3rd quarter. 

Maude Flanders didn't die for this...

R.I.P Maude.

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