Dolphins Vs. Jets: Miami Holds On For 19-17 Win Over New York

Miami Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor has announced his retirement after the Dolphins final game of the season on Sunday.

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Dolphins Vs. Jets Final Score: Matt Moore Leads Dolphins To 19-17 Win

The Miami Dolphins hosted the New York Jets on Sunday as 2012 opened and the 2011 NFL regular season came to a close. The Jets entered the Week 17 matchup needing a win to retain even a hope of making it to the postseason. The Dolphins were merely hoping for one final feel-good win.

The Dolphins opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 44-yard field goal. Just a few minutes later, the Jets would take a 7-3 lead on a one-yard pass from Mark Sanchez to Dustin Keller. Nick Folk would add a field goal in the second quarter to push the Jets lead to 10-3.

A key sequence of events just before halftime kept the Dolphins alive. After the Jets grabbed a Matt Moore interception with just about half a minute remaining in the second quarter, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw an interception of his own, which allowed the Dolphins the time to get Dan Carpenter on the field to drill a monstrous 58-yard field goal as time expired in the half. That closed the gap to 10-6 at halftime.

The next key to the game was the Dolphins holding the Jets scoreless in the third quarter before Moore led the team on a 94-yard, 21-play drive that began in the third quarter and extended into the fourth. When Moore connected with Charles Clay in the end zone to take the lead 13-10 on a one-yard touchdown pass, the Dolphins had burned a whopping 12:29 on the play clock.

Just over three minutes later, the Dolphins would extend their lead on another Carpenter field goal, this one from 40 yards and his third of the game. The Jets answered back with a drive that was aided by a roughing-the-passer call and allowed the Jets to get into the red zone with 4:00 left to play. On a 3rd-and-5 play, Sanchez threw an interception -- his career-worst third of the game -- that was grabbed by Marvin Mitchell, who nearly escaped all Jets for an open field before Sanchez wrestled him to the ground. That pick allowed Carpenter to boot his fourth field goal of the game from 44 yards out and extend the lead to 19-10.

Sanchez was able to lead the Jets on one last scoring drive, covering 80 yards in under two minutes and ending with a 10-yard pass to Patrick Turner to move the Jets to within 19-17 with just 1:15 remaining in the game and a successful onside kick necessary to keep New York alive.

The Dolphins held on to the kick to pick up the win and end their season with a 6-10 record. They improved to 4-4 at home.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider. For updates on the New York Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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Dolphins Vs. Jets Score Update: Matt Moore Spurs Dolphins To 13-10 Lead In Fourth Quarter

The Miami Dolphins are hosting the New York Jets on New Year's Day and hoping to come away from the 2011 NFL season with one last big win.

The third quarter was largely uneventful for both teams as the defenses completely contained the opposing offense. Miami quarterback Matt Moore finally put together a significant drive for the Dolphins in the closing minutes of the third quarter. The Dolphins traveled over 70 yards and found themselves just inside the red zone in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. Miami continued the lengthy push toward the end zone until the 94-yard, 21-play drive came to an end with a touchdown pass from Moore to Charles Clay.

The Dolphins hold a 13-10 lead in the fourth quarter thanks to a long drive that burned up 12:29 of game time.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider. For updates on the New York Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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Dolphins Vs. Jets Score Update: Dolphins Trail 10-6 At Halftime

The Miami Dolphins are hoping to play the role of spoiler as they host the New York Jets. The Jets are in need of a win over Miami combined with a few losses by other teams in order to reach the postseason. The Dolphins are attempting to ensure that both teams end their seasons on New Year's Day.

The majority of the second quarter was largely uneventful, as the two teams traded multiple penalties for false starts, offsides and encroachment. The quarter was dominated by the Jets, who controlled the clock on an extremely long drive down the field and into the red zone. The Jets ultimately settled for a field goal to cap off their drive, which lasted over eight minutes on 12 plays. Nick Folk nailed the 31-yarder to push the Jets lead to 10-3.

Brodney Pool snared an interception with less than 0:30 left in the half to let the Jets try for one more field goal. It was Matt Moore's second interception of the game. Mark Sanchez immediately threw an interception of his own to let the Dolphins take over with 0:09 left. Moore threw an incomplete pass with two seconds remaining and Dan Carpenter came on the field for a 58-yard Dolphins field goal attempt.

The kick was straight and perfect, as Carpenter could have kicked it from 60-plus. The Dolphins were able to close the gap to 10-6 as time expired in the half.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider. For updates on the New York Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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Dolphins Vs. Jets Score Update: Jets Lead 7-3 After First Quarter

The Miami Dolphins are hosting the New York Jets in the final game of the NFL regular season. The Jets are hoping for a win to have a chance at reaching the postseason with an AFC Wild Card berth. The Dolphins, for their part, are hoping to play spoiler, but will be attempting to do so without the aid of their leading rusher, Reggie Bush, who is inactive for the game due to a minor knee injury.

The Dolphins got on the board first against the Jets with a 44-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter midway through the first quarter. Their lead was short-lived, however, as the Jets began a long drive. Mark Sanchez led New York as they traveled 77 yards on eight plays, capped off by a short touchdown pass from Sanchez to Dustin Keller for the 7-3 lead.

Antonio Cromartie nabbed an interception with just 0:38 left in the first quarter for the Jets offense to take over once again.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider. For updates on the New York Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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Dolphins Vs. Jets: Reggie Bush Leads List Of Inactives In Week 17

The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Jets on Sunday in the final game of the regular season.The Jets are still in the hunt for an AFC Conference playoff berth and the Dolphins will be hoping to play the role of spoiler and pick up yet another win to finish out a strong second half.

Full inactives lists for both teams were released prior to kickoff on Sunday. Here are the lists, courtesy of Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

Miami Dolphins Inactive Players:

QB Pat Devlin
RB Reggie Bush
CB Jimmy Wilson (hamstring)
OL Will Barker
OL Ray Feinga
TE Jeron Mastrud
DT Ryan Baker

New York Jets Inactive Players:

QB Kevin OConnell
OLB Ricky Sapp
DT Martin Tevaseu
RB Bilal Powell
S Gerald Alexander
LB Garrett McIntyre
T Austin Howard

Volin states that Bush was ruled out of playing today's game due to a minor knee injury that he suffered against the Patriots in Week 16. Bush's rushing yard tally will end at 1,086 for the season, which is good for eighth-best in franchise history.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider. For updates on the New York Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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Jets Vs. Dolphins: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The Miami Dolphins (5-10) are looking to close out the season strong with a win, and in the process knock the rival New Yok Jets (8-7) out of the playoffs.

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Week 17 NFL Lines And Odds: Dolphins Vs. Jets

Can the Miami Dolphins play spoiler in the final game of the NFL Season and ruin the Jets' slim Playoff chances?

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Jason Taylor To Retire: Miami Dolphins Great Will Play His Last Game Sunday

Miami Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor has announced his retirement after the Dolphins final game of the season on Sunday.

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