Jets Blow Out Dolphins After Knocking Bridgewater Out of Game on First Play – NBC 6 South Florida

Teddy Bridgewater’s era as the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins lasted a lot shorter than people thought — one game to be exact.

Bridgewater was knocked out of the game in the first game and Miami couldn’t find any answers in a 40-17 loss to the rival New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. It was the second straight loss for a Dolphins team after winning the first three games of the season.

The Miami native left the game after picking up a safety on the first offensive play for Miami (3-2). Jets rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner tackled Bridgewater in the end zone and the team was awarded two points as Bridgewater was flagged for intentional grounding.

Bridgewater was taken to the locker room with an elbow injury and later sidelined after entering the concussion protocol. He was replaced by rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson, who played in the first NFL game since being selected by the Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Jets would take a 12-0 lead before Miami running back Raheem Mostert caught his first touchdown since November 2020 to cut into the deficit. He would finish the day with 113 yards rushing on 18 carries.

New York (3-2) added a touchdown by quarterback Zach Wilson on a 1-yard run before Miami tight end Durham Smythe ran in from one yard out to cut the lead to 19-14 at halftime.

The Dolphins scored first in the third quarter with a 46-yard field goal by kicker Jason Sanders that cut the lead to 19-17, but he would miss a 54-yard attempt with just over 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter that would have given Miami the lead .

The Jets turned and drove down the field, with a one-yard touchdown run by running back Michael Carter. Thompson would be sacked and fumbled on the next offensive play, leading to a five-yard touchdown run by running back Brice Hall. Former Miami Hurricane star Braxton Berrios’ 15-yard touchdown run sealed just the Jets’ third win over the Dolphins in the last 13 games.

Thompson finished the game 19 for 33 passing for 166 yards and one interception. Tyreek Hill led all Miami receivers with seven catches for 47 yards. Wilson went 14 for 21 passing for 210 yards for the Jets, while Hall led New York with 97 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving.

It was New York’s first win over an AFC East opponent since the final game of the 2019 season. The two teams will meet again in the regular season finale on Jan. 8 at Hard Rock Stadium

Miami returns home next Sunday to face the Minnesota Vikings with a 1 p.m. kickoff


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