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Miami 13, N.Y. Jets 6
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 4, 2018
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Temperature: 87°
Head Official: Walt Coleman
Attendance: 65533

Rookie Jerome Baker broke open a close game with a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the host Miami Dolphins defeated the New York Jets 13-6 on Sunday afternoon.

Miami (5-4) snapped a two-game losing streak. New York (3-6) has lost three games in a row.

Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold was intercepted a career-high four times -- by Baker, by fellow linebacker Kiko Alonso and by safeties T.J. McDonald and Walt Aikens.

Miami led 6-3 when Baker made his play, cutting in front of a receiver on the right sideline. It was Baker's first career interception, and it was preceded at the start of the play by a bad shotgun snap from center Spencer Long, who has a dislocated middle finger.

Long misfired on numerous snaps, and it hurt Darnold's timing. Long finally was replaced by Jonotthan Harrison with 4:21 left in the fourth quarter.

Dolphins backup quarterback Brock Osweiler improved his record to 2-2 since replacing the injured Ryan Tannehill (shoulder). Osweiler passed for just 139 yards and took four sacks but did not have a turnover.

Miami opened the scoring on Jason Sanders' 43-yard field goal with 12:39 left in the second quarter. That drive was set up by Alonso's interception.

The Dolphins took a 6-0 lead on Sanders' 27-yard field goal with 1:11 left in the half. Miami might have had more on that drive, but Jets safety Jamal Adams blitzed and knocked down a third-down pass by Osweiler.

Just before the half, Darnold helped get New York on the board, moving his team 45 yards on seven plays. That set up Jason Myers' 48-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the half.

The Jets had a chance to tie the score with 12:37 left in the fourth quarter, but Myers missed, way right, on a 50-yard field goal attempt. That miss snapped Myers' streak of 12 consecutive successful field goals.

After Baker's score, Myers booted a 56-yard field goal, cutting Miami's lead to 13-6 with 6:03 left in the fourth. However, two more Darnold interceptions after that field goal ended New York's hopes.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
N.Y. Jets   Miami
Isaiah Crowell Player Frank Gore
13 Attempts 20
49 Yards 53
3.8 Avg Yards 2.6
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 8
N.Y. Jets   Miami
Chris Herndon Player Danny Amendola
4 Receptions 5
62 Yards 47
15.5 Avg Yards 9.4
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 26
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
N.Y. Jets 282 80 202 0 2 0 4.0 0
Miami 168 64 104 1 2 4 4.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Green Bay. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Jets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.