1:00 PM ET, December 2, 2007
MIAMI (AP) -- A few thousand spectators remained when the Miami Dolphins called timeout with 10 seconds left, triggering the most emphatic boos of a miserable afternoon.For Miami fans, this is not a season to be prolonged.Sunday's game was touted as the Dolphins' best remaining chance to avoid the first 0-16 season in NFL history. Instead, they sustained their most lopsided defeat of the year. Rookie quarterback John Beck threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles, and Miami fell to 0-12 by falling to the New York Jets 40-13.
The 2007 Dolphins became just the seventh team in NFL history to open a season 0-12. A look at how the other six teams finished:
Dolphins RB Jesse Chatman aggravated an ankle injury and missed most of the second half. S Cameron Worrell hurt his knee and will undergo an MRI on Monday. ... Jets WR Laveranues Coles, who had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury, caught five passes for 69 yards. ... The Jets' point total was their highest since they beat Miami 41-14 in 2004.
The Dolphins didnít do enough offensively to get their first win. The Jets used a variety of 3-4 and 4-3 fronts, along with a good mixture of zone and man pressure packages, to confuse Miami rookie quarterback John Beck. Beck didnít look off defenders well and gave the Jets' coverage players chances to make several early breaks on the ball and grab three interceptions. Beck did show some promise, but the Dolphins donít have enough playmakers on their roster to score consistently. The Jets, meanwhile, took advantage of a short field with a zone power ground attack and used a passing game that exploited all levels of the field in earning a season-high 40 points.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||3.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:58||Leon Washington 18 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)||7||0|
|FG||03:15||Jay Feely 53 Yd||7||3|
|FG||11:56||Jay Feely 44 Yd||7||6|
|FG||10:07||Mike Nugent 29 Yd||10||6|
|TD||06:41||Mike Lehan 43 Yd Fumble Return (Jay Feely Kick)||10||13|
|TD||02:39||Brad Smith 19 Yd Pass From Kellen Clemens (Mike Nugent Kick)||17||13|
|FG||00:10||Mike Nugent 40 Yd||20||13|
|FG||05:54||Mike Nugent 35 Yd||23||13|
|TD||14:21||Thomas Jones 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)||30||13|
|FG||11:48||Mike Nugent 26 Yd||33||13|
|TD||01:52||Leon Washington 12 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)||40||13|