The Miami Dolphins started the day with a 60% chance of making the post-season, but the New York Jets were playing hard to save their coach’s job. The Jets came into Miami and dominated their rival in the 20-7 victory to close out their season with an 8-8 record. The Dolphins put up the first points of the game in the second quarter with a Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass to Mike Wallace, but were held off the scoreboard the rest of the game. Tannehill finished the game 20/40 for 204 yards, 1 TD, and 3 picks. Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson lined up at running back and powered into the endzone for the tying score.
Geno Smith ran in a touchdown as the first half ended, and finished the day with 44 rushing yards on 10 carries. He passed for 190 yards and no touchdowns or picks while completing 17/27. The Jets closed out the victory with two Nick Folk field goals, one from 35-yards and the other from 26. The play from the Jets the past two weeks saved the job of head coach Rex Ryan, who was told by Jets management after the game that he would be back for next season. Ryan, a fan and player favorite, is 42-38 in his career with the Jets.