NY Jets 23, Miami Dolphins 20
Mark Sanchez (310 total yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs) generated more offense than anyone was thinking he would in a battle of two divisional rivals that have fairly stout defenses. Sanchez did make some bad throws and threw some picks, but he still got to over 300 yards passing even though he only completed 21 of 45 passes.
Ryan Tannehill (199 total yards, 1 INT) did look quite a bit like a rookie quarterback in this one, being unable to generate enough offense to steal a win from the Jets. Tannehill is learning though, and better days against lesser defenses are surely ahead.
Santonio Holmes (9-147) continues to be Sanchez’s favorite target, and that trend will continue as long as Stephen Hill keeps injuring himself and Dustin Keller remains sidelined. Jeremy Kerley (2-73) caught a long ball and a touchdown pass, while no other Jets receiver was notable.
Davone Bess (5-86) finally showed up to catch a few passes, while fellow starter Brian Hartline (1-41) finally had a truly bad day catching the ball, hauling in just one of his nine targets for the game. Anthony Fasano (5-47) had another decent outing, making players wonder yet again if he’s worth picking up.
Shonn Greene (19 car., 40 yards; 2 rec., 9 yards) continues to plod his way into the line and fall down about two yards past the line of scrimmage. If it wasn’t for Chris Johnson’s current epic fail, Greene’s terrible plodding ways might be the discussion of the unhappy fantasy RB owner’s club. Bilal Powell (10 car., 45 yards; 2 rec., 24 yards) suddenly looks interesting here, which probably wouldn’t be the case with almost any other team.
Reggie Bush (10 car., 61 yards; 1 rec., 1 yard) was on his way to another fine outing before the injury bug jumped up and bit him on the knee. They don’t think it’s serious, but the team is still planning on exercising caution with him and will likely keep him out a couple of weeks. While Bush is out, Daniel Thomas (19 car., 69 yards, 1 TD; 1 rec., 11 yards) and Lamar Miller (9 car., 48 yards) will pick up the slack.