Game replay: Miami Dolphins fend off New York Jets for sixth-straight victory

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MIAMI GARDENS — The Dolphins are trying for a sixth consecutive victory, at home against the Jets on Sunday.

Miami can complete an incredible run from 1-7 to 7-7 with a win.

The Dolphins will face a rookie quarterback, Zach Wilson.

Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will try to continue his steady improvement of play in his second season.

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Miami Dolphins free safety Jevon Holland (8) walks the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Dolphins free safety Jevon Holland (8) walks the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

4:12 p.m. | Dolphins beat Jets

The Dolphins forced a turnover on downs to stop the New York Jets and hang on for a 31-24 comeback victory.

The Miami Dolphins have now won sixth straight games and are 7-7 on the 2021 season.

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3:55 p.m. | Tua hits Devante Parker for go-ahead touchdown

After an inexplicable pick-six last drive, Tua Tagovailoa conducts a long scoring drive, capped by a 12-yard touchdown pass to Devante Parker on third down.

Tagovailoa and Parker connected on a fade in the corner of the end zone the play prior, but Parker's feet came down out of bounds.

Miami leads New York 31-24 with 3:37 remaining in the fourth quarter.

3:45 p.m. | Tua Tagovailoa pick-six allows Jets to tie game

The New York Jets have tied this game after Brandin Echols jumped Tua Tagovailoa's pass and returned the interception for a touchdown.

Tagovailoa now has two interceptions on the afternoon after his turnover in the first quarter.

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are tied 24-24 midway through the fourth quarter.

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3:25 p.m. | Dolphins lead on Christian Wilkins touchdown reception

Tua Tagovailoa rolled out to find defensive tackle Christian Wilkins for a go-ahead touchdown reception in the opening moments of the fourth quarter.

Wilkins proceeded to roll around the end zone and leap into the stands to celebrate the Dolphins' go-ahead touchdown. Miami leads New York 24-17 with 14:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.

3:20 p.m. | Dolphins, Jets head to fourth quarter tied

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are all square at 17-17 heading to the fourth quarter.

Miami running back Duke Johnson is continuing to shine, rushing 15 times for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Dolphins are currently driving inside the Jets red zone.

2:58 p.m. | Dolphins tie Jets with short rushing touchdown

Duke Johnson Jr. finds the end zone for the second time to pull the Miami Dolphins even with the New York Jets early in the third quarter.

Johnson currently has 12 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. The Dolphins are tied with the New York Jets 17-17 with 9:44 remaining third quarter.

2:49 p.m. | Jets safety Elijah Riley carted off with injury

New York Jets safety Elijah Riley was carted off the field early in the third quarter with a potentially significant injury.

Riley was laying limp on his back after a Dolphins play in Jets territory and players quickly took a knee around the injured player as medical teams attended to Riley.

Riley was secured on a stretcher and carted to the locker room slowly.

Miami's offense currently has a first down inside Jets territory with 11:18 remaining in the third quarter.

2:25 p.m. | New York Jets take halftime lead over Miami Dolphins

Zach Wilson and the New York Jets head to the locker room leading the Miami Dolphins 17-10 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Wilson is 9 of 14 passing for 118 yards with a rushing touchdown. Tevin Coleman leads the Jets in rushing with 28 yards.

2:11 p.m. | Dolphins field goal pulls Miami within touchdown

The Miami Dolphins are back within a possession after a 24-yard field goal caps a 14 play, 69-yard drive that took more than 7 minutes off the second quarter.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had two tries at the end zone on second and third down, but his looping passes didn't find their targets.

The New York Jets lead Miami 17-10 with 1:59 remaining until halftime. Tagovailoa is 7 of 12 passing for 84 yards and an interception. Duke Johnson leads Dolphins rushers with 10 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown.

2 p.m. | Jets extend lead on Zach Wilson QB sneak

The New York Jets are back out in front by two scores after quarterback Zach Wilson capped a long scoring drive with a QB sneak for a touchdown.

The Jets have been creative in their offensive play calling, running multiple plays with multiple passes in the first two quarters alone.

The Miami Dolphins trail the New York Jets 17-7 with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half.

1:42 p.m. | Duke Johnson scores short Dolphins touchdown

After Tua Tagovailoa connected with Devante Parker on a 37-yard corner route, Duke Johnson Jr. scored a short rushing touchdown to open Miami's scoring.

The New York Jets lead Miami 10-7 with 13:42 remaining in the second quarter. Both touchdowns in today's game have been scored by former Miami Hurricanes.

1:20 p.m. | Jets settle for field goal after Tua interception

The Dolphins' second offensive drive ends in a Tua Tagovailoa interception.

New York can't capitalize on the turnover completelely, however, as the Dolphins defense stiffened in the red zone to hold the Jets to a 27-yard field goal.

The Jets lead Miami 10-0 with 4:30 left in the first quarter. New York's second scoring drive included 6 plays for 16 yards.

1:13 p.m. | Jets lead on Braxton Berrios touchdown run

After a poor opening Dolphins drive, Jets quarterback Zach Wilson commanded a 10-play, 83-yard touchdown drive to score the game's first points.

Former Miami Hurricanes star Braxton Berrios saw multiple touches on the drive, including a 2-yard reverse that he punched in near the pylon. The Jets' opening touchdown drive took just over 6 minutes.

New York leads Miami 7-0 with 7:02 remaining in the first quarter.

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1 p.m. | Jets win the opening toss; Dolphins receive

The New York Jets win the opening coin toss and defer to receive in the second half.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins offense will start at the 25-yard line after the kick sails into the end zone for a touchback. Dwyer graduate Tommylee Lewis, a recent activated to the Dolphins roster, was back to return.

11:50 a.m. | Miami Dolphins inactives: Jevon Holland out with illness

Dolphins rookie free safety Jevon Holland won't play against the Jets due to illness. Holland was activated off the NFL's COVID-19 list on Saturday but the team ruled him out on Sunday morning.

Other Dolphins inactives are CB Trill Williams, S Will Parks, TE Adam Shaheen and DT John Jenkins.

Miami will go with rookie tight end Hunter Long as a fourth tight end.

At running back, the Dolphins have Myles Gaskin, Savon Ahmed and Duke Johnson all active. Gaskin and Ahmed recently came off the NFL's COVID-19 list.

Returner Tommylee Lewis, who once played at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, is active for the Dolphins for the first time.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Game replay: Dolphins defeat NY Jets for sixth straight win

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