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    Dolphins 30, Jets 9

    Dolphins roll over Jets despite losing Ryan Tannehill

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Reggie Bush and the Miami Dolphins were over all that trash-talking from last week.

    The New York Jets? They were still going at it after the game. But after a week of back-and-forth chatter, the Dolphins settled this one on the field.

    And it was no contest.


    Matt Moore threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano after stepping in for the injured Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins didn’t miss a beat, rolling past the Jets, 30-9, on Sunday for their third straight victory.

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    ‘‘It was very satisfying for us, as good as it gets,’’ Bush said. ‘‘We wanted to have the opportunity to jump on them early and we accomplished that. Once we got them down early, I thought that was it.’’

    Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and blocked a field goal, and the Dolphins (4-3) smothered Mark Sanchez and the Jets’ offense. They were helped by some hideous play by New York (3-5), which has lost two straight.

    Stung by the loss, a few Jets players were still zinging the Dolphins after the game.

    ‘‘They’re not a very clean team,’’ wide receiver Chaz Schilens said. ‘‘They’re a little cheap.’’


    Cornerback Antonio Cromartie also called Bush ‘‘a punk’’ who showed ‘‘his true colors.’’

    As far as the Dolphins are concerned, they'll take all the shots from their AFC East rivals. After all, they got the win and sent the Jets into their bye week searching for answers.

    ‘‘It feels good to do no more talking and feels even better to back it up,’’ Moore said. ‘‘Our special teams put us in a great situation to win this, but we were ready as soon as we stepped off the bus.’’

    It showed, as Miami raced to a 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter, and New York couldn’t recover.

    ‘‘To say I never saw this coming is an understatement,’’ Jets coach Rex Ryan said. ‘‘This one, no question, is a tough one to accept.’’


    New York couldn’t get going even with Miami needing to turn to its backup quarterback after Tannehill injured his left knee and quadriceps muscle on a sack by Calvin Pace on the Dolphins’ second possession.

    Coach Joe Philbin had no immediate word on the severity of the injury, saying Tannehill would be evaluated after the Dolphins arrived home. Moore filled in nicely, though, finishing 11 of 19 for 131 yards after Tannehill was 2 of 5 for 18 yards.

    Ryan said the Jets would ‘‘empty our tanks’’ as they tried to sweep the Dolphins for the first time in his four seasons as coach. But Sanchez had a brutal performance, making mistakes throughout, not hitting open receivers at times, and not taking care of the football.

    He was 28 of 54 for 283 yards with a touchdown and interception, and was done in late in the opening quarter by a fumble on a sack by Nolan Carroll that the Dolphins turned into a touchdown. He also had the Jets driving while trailing, 27-3, in the third quarter, but was intercepted.

    That brought out loud boos and some chants for Tim Tebow by the angry crowd at MetLife Stadium.

    ‘‘That chanting’s B.S. as far as I'm concerned,’’ Schilens said. ‘‘Mark’s the quarterback.’’

    Ryan said he had no thoughts of switching to Tebow, who had one carry for 2 yards in limited action again.