Dolphins vs. Jets 2012: Miami loses Tannehill, blows out New York, 30-9

The Miami Dolphins moved above .500 with a win over the Jets, but lost Ryan Tannehill to a knee injury in a 30-9 win over New York

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Oliver Vernon named special teams player of week

Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Olivier Vernon was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 8 after his stellar play against the New York Jets.


Dolphins fans ecstatic with big win over Jets

The Miami Dolphins dominated the New York Jets, 30-9, in Week 8, leaving their fans thrilled.


Miami loses Tannehill, but topples New York 30-9

Even though their star starting quarterback went down with an injury, the Miami Dolphins proved they were much more than just Ryan Tannehill on Sunday, riding their special teams and defense to an easy 30-9 win over the New York Jets.

After Jets defensive tackle Calvin Pace sacked Tannehill on the Dolphins' second series of the game, Tannehill limped to the sideline and collapsed. Trainers worked on the eighth-overall pick's left quad muscle and knee, but the rookie from Texas A&M would not return to the game.

Without Tannehill at the helm, backup Matt Moore steered the Dolphins offense for the rest of the game, but he didn't need to do much thanks to the strong efforts from the Miami defense and special teams. Moore finished the day 11-for-19, passing for 131 yards and a touchdown.

Miami blocked a punt (and returned it for a touchdown) and blocked a field goal as the Dolphins jumped out to a 20-0 lead at the break, continually breaking the Jets' offense while Mark Sanchez threw a season-high 54 pass attempts. The Jets fans were particularly displeased with the offense's struggles to break into the end zone, breaking into loud boos and "Tebow" chants throughout the day.

The dominant team win for the Dolphins now has those in Miami thinking that the playoffs might be in reach, while the embarrassing loss now sends the Jets into their bye week with serious questions about the coaching, offense, defense and special teams.

The 3-4 Jets now head into their bye week while the 4-3 Dolphins travel to Indianapolis.

Fantasy studs: The Dolphins' defense and special teams had a great day, blocking a punt, recovering it for a touchdown and blocking a field goal. Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter also had a nice day, connecting on three field goals and making three extra points.

Fantasy duds: Pretty much everybody else. No Jet or Dolphin had a particularly great day.

Did they cover?: The Jets were two-and-a-half point favorites. They did not cover.

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Miami keeps rolling, leads New York 27-3

The Jets finally got onto the scoreboard in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium, but the New York boos were more bountiful than the points as the Dolphins stretched their lead to 27-3.

Nick Folk connected on a 38-yard field goal on the Jets' first drive after the break, but the Dolphins promptly answered with a touchdown of their own when Matt Moore connected with Anthony Fasano for a 4-yard score that made it 27-3.

On the Dolphins' next series, Reggie Bush coughed up a fumble that put the Jets on the Miami 32-yard line, but Mark Sanchez launched an interception five plays later that brought down a flurry of loud catcalls and "Tebows" from the fans in green and white -- and all but ended the Jets' hopes for a comeback victory.

While the New York offense has been the subject of much ire today, the Jets have out-gained the Dolphins offensively, with 218 yards to Miami's 209.


Dolphins vs. Jets inactives: Richard Marshall out

The Dolphins will be without defensive back Richard Marshall and linebacker Josh Kaddu, as both have been put on the inactive list for the team's game versus the Jets on Sunday.

The Jets will be without starting linebacker Bart Scott, along defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis. Also out for New York are QB Greg McElroy, RB Bilal Powell, S Eric Smith, DT Damon Harrison, and TE Jeff Cumberland.

Marshall started four games for the Dolphins this season and has recorded four tackles. He did not participate in practice all week leading up to the game versus the New York Jets.

Kaddu has only played in one game this season for the Dolphins and will sit again on Sunday. Offensive lineman Will Yeatman is also inactive and has yet to make his debut this season after playing three games for the Dolphins in 2011.

The complete Dolphins inactive list is below:

CB Marshall, Richard (back)
QB Pat Devlin
LB Josh Kaddu
OL Will Yeatman
TE Michael Egnew
WR Anthony Armstrong

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