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Miami Dolphins 20, New York Jets 12
Akeem Spence and Davon Godchaux were problems for the interior of the Jets’ offensive line from start to finish, particularly in the run game. Spence and Godchaux were big contributors for a Dolphins front seven that largely bottled up the ground game.
Ryan Tannehill was able to lead his team to victory, but it wasn’t a great day for him. He was able to execute short, quick passes in an RPO-heavy offense against the Jets, but his accuracy on throws in the intermediate and deeper areas of the field wasn’t particularly sharp. The veteran signal-caller also coughed up two fumbles on the afternoon with the Dolphins’ offense recovering the first and the Miami defense making people forget quickly about the second after answering with an interception on the Jets’ first play following.
First-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick turned in a solid day, highlighted by a tackle for loss on a screen pass in the second quarter and close coverage downfield on a shot to Robby Anderson in the end zone on the Jets’ final possession.
The Dolphins went heavy with RPOs and read options in this game, and they succeeded at keeping the Jets’ defense off balance. Despite his struggles in the passing game, Tannehill made some great decisions with the read…