4:15 PM ET, December 28, 2008
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Chad Pennington was in the opposing locker room at the stadium where he spent the first eight years of his career, a big smile peeking out from a gray Miami Dolphins "Division Champions" cap.
• The Dolphins closed season with their fifth straight win and fifth straight road win, going from 1-15 to 11-5 and winning AFC East title (first since 2000). The 10-win improvement is tied with the 1999 Colts for best improvement in NFL history.
• The Jets had their five-game win streak against the Dolphins snapped, finishing the season by losing four of their last five games.
• It's the second time that Chad Pennington (two touchdown passes; eight TDs, one INT in last four games) beat Brett Favre in the Meadowlands in a season finale to clinch a playoff spot for his team (happened for the Jets in 2002).
• Favre threw three interceptions and had nine TDs and 18 INTs in his last 12 games of season.
-- ESPN research
Miami tight end David Martin took a blow to his head in the first quarter and didn't return. ... Jets linebacker David Harris left after injuring an ankle in the second half. ... The Jets had won the last five meetings. ... New York RB Thomas Jones, who entered as the AFC's leading rusher, finished with just 23 yards on 10 carries.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.2||5.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-0||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||6:55||Laveranues Coles 13 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Jay Feely Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 51 yds, 3:51
|TD||2:25||Ted Ginn Jr. 27 Yard Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 60 yds, 2:12
|TD||2:12||Phillip Merling 25 Yard Interception Return (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 25 yds, 0:00
|FG||0:04||Jay Feely 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 67 yds, 2:03
|TD||10:35||Leon Washington 10 Yard Run (Brett Favre Pass to Jerricho Cotchery For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 28 yds, 2:01
|TD||7:16||Anthony Fasano 20 Yard Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:17
|FG||9:25||Dan Carpenter 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 19 yds, 3:21