The Jets are back on track thanks to a dominating performance Sunday at Wembley Stadium, a 27-14 win over the Dolphins..
After a humiliating first half last week against the Eagles doomed them to their first loss of the season, the Jets rebounded with a tremendous effort on both sides of the ball. Now 3-1, the Jets are off to their best start since 2010, a season that ended in the AFC Championship Game and was their last playoff appearance.
A first quarter touchdown run from Chris Ivory and then a two-minute drive ending in Ryan Fitzpatrick hitting Eric Decker staked the Jets to a 20-7 halftime lead. The Jets limited the Dolphins to 65 yards of total offense in the first two quarters.
The Jets had 283 yards in the first half and then picked things up right where they left off after halftime, marching down the field 78 yards in nine-plays with Zac Stacy's two-yard dive giving the Jets a 27-7 edge.
Down 13-0, the Dolphins got a touchdown back, utilizing two downfield pass interference penalties against the Jets to set-up a fadeaway touchdown pass to Jake Stoneburner.
In the fourth quarter, cornerback Darrelle Revis got his 25th career interception, stopping a Dolphins drive in the red zone that could have made it a one-possession game.
Decker Returns – After missing last week with a knee injury, Eric Decker returned and made an impact. A touchdown grab in the second quarter and a couple key drive-sustaining grabs showed exactly why Decker is massively important to the offense, even if his four catches for 46 yards don't jump off the page. He also was important in that the Dolphins couldn't double-team fellow wide receiver Brandon Marshall without being exposed; Marshall finished with seven catches for 128 yards.
Ivory is Golden – Ivory did not play in the Eagles loss even though he suited up and was active. The offense looked different with his return, able to run between the tackles and open up things down the field. He had an incredible afternoon - 29 rushing attempts for 166 yards, a career-high.
Bowles Has the Right Stuff – Prior to the Eagles loss, the Jets perhaps read their own press clippings too much, coming out flat in their Week 3 loss. But Bowles had his team ready to play, despite uncertainties with injuries to key players and the travel to London. His team showed up and played a complete game, starting strong and continuing to take the game to the Dolphins, even as Miami tried furiously to get back into the game.