Jets run past Dolphins 40-17

Jets run past Dolphins 40-17

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets got a big play on defense and then kept running on offense.

All the way to a blowout win — and against an AFC East rival, at that.

New York got a safety on Miami’s first offensive play when Teddy Bridgewater was forced out of the game, and the Jets ran past the Dolphins 40-17 on Sunday.

Michael Carter had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs after big catch-and-run plays by Breece Hall, helping New York stop a 12-game skid against division opponents.

“The expectation is changing,” quarterback Zach Wilson said. “We’re expecting to come in here and win … and be shocked when we don’t.

“That’s how the mindset needs to be for everybody.”

Wilson, Hall and Braxton Berrios also rushed for scores, sending the Jets to their first 3-2 start since 2017. It was the franchise’s first win against a division rival since topping Buffalo in Week 17 of the 2019 season.

“We’re still getting every team’s best shots, regardless of us being the Jets,” said Hall, who finished with 97 yards on 18 carries and 100 yards receiving on two catches. “We’re not the old Jets. We’re the Jets now. And we’re definitely trending toward becoming a winning team.”

The Dolphins (3-2) lost another quarterback to injury when Bridgewater — starting for Tua Tagovailoa — was hit by rookie cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner on a blitz as he was about to throw on Miami’s first play from scrimmage. Bridgewater was called for intentional grounding in the end zone on the play, resulting in a safety.

New York Jets running back Michael Carter (32) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)