NFL: Miami Dolphins move to 4-3 with impressive win in New York
Last Updated: October 28, 2012 9:17pm
Mark Sanchez: endured a tough day against Miami's impressive defense
The in-form Miami Dolphins made it three wins in a row with a 30-9 rout of the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Not even the loss of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill could slow down the Dolphins, who with a 4-3 record are now above .500 for the first time this season.
Matt Moore came in to replace Tannehill and threw for a touchdown, though the main reason for Miami's dominance was their impressive defense.
Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to put the visitors 10-0 ahead in the first quarter, while a Nolan Carroll sack on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez forced a fumble that led to a TD run by Daniel Thomas.
Dan Carpenter's second field goal put the Dolphins 20-0 ahead at the break before the Jets finally got on the board early in the third quarter through a three-pointer off the boot of Nick Folk.
However, Moore's four-yarder to Anthony Fasano made sure there was no chance of a comeback in New York.
Sanchez did throw a TD pass to Chaz Schilens midway through the fourth quarter, but again had his troubles. He finished up throwing for 284 yards but was also picked off once, as well as his early fumble.
Tannehill injured his left knee and quadriceps muscle on a sack on third down by Calvin Pace on the Dolphins' second possession of the game. Moore finished 11 of 19 for 131 yards in his place.