What went right for the Jets ...
1 Ground beef — Thomas Jones got a bulk of the carries in the team’s first game without Leon?Washington. Jones, who ran for just 42 yards in the first matchup, ran for 102 yards on 27 carries yesterday.
2 Mildcat — Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown were held to just 54 yards. “It may have been a moral victory defensively, but it didn’t matter,” linebacker Calvin Pace said. “I don’t know what more we could have done.”
3 Up the gut — The Jets sacked Chad Henne six times, and unlike Week 5’s 31-27 loss, limited his options downfield. Henne finished 12-of-21 for 112 yards and one touchdown.
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What went wrong ...
1 Sunday special — Just as their defense let them down in the first game, the Jets’ special teams let them down in this one. Ted Ginn Jr., who was benched at wide receiver, took back two kicks for 100-plus yard scores in the third quarter. “The second time, we tried to kick it down the middle, we knew he was trying to get wide,” Jets kicker Jay Feely said. “We didn’t want him to get there. He did.” The crowd gave a sarcastic cheer when, on his next return, the Dolphins’ returner “only” managed 29 yards. Before this game, New York was second in the league in return yards conceded. “We’re responsible for that loss,” special teams player Wallace Wright said.
2 Coaching miscues — Rex Ryan wasted a timeout on a failed two-point conversion in the third. In the fourth, the Jets had just stopped Miami, only to see the play called back for 12 men on the field. On the next play, Joey Haynos caught a touchdown to go up 30-19.
3 Three and out — The Jets went 3-for-14 on third down, including taking a sack on a third-and-6 on the Miami 8 with 1:16 left. Mark Sanchez threw an incompletion on fourth to end it.