Mark Sanchez punctuated his late-season collapse with three interceptions. Santonio Holmes was a no-show. Dustin Keller stepped up nicely, and so did Jeremy Kerley, who showed more playmaking ability than Holmes and Plaxico Burress. Kerley also had a 41-yard completion out of the Wildcat.
The Jets ran for 129 yards against the league's third-ranked run defense. It was enough to win. LaDainian Tomlinson, in perhaps his final game, showed he still has some life in his legs. Shonn Greene ran well, too, but missed a couple of opportunities to get to the second level.
The Jets held Matt Moore to 135 passing yards, but that number is deceiving because he was 6-for-6 on third downs on the Dolphins' epic 21-play, 94-yard drive. Kyle Wilson struggled against Davone Bess. Interceptions by Brodney Pool and Antonio Cromartie.
The Jets held the Dolphins to 55 yards on the ground, but let's be honest: They didn't have RB Reggie Bush and left tackle Jake Long. Missed tackles continued to be a problem. And Brodney Pool had two costly misses.
The player of the game was Dolphins PK Dan Carpenter, who was 4-for-4 all at least 40 yards. Aside from Carpenter, neither team had much going in the kicking game. Solid game by T.J. Conley.
The Jets lost to a team that was missing its No. 1 QB, its No. 1 RB and its All-Pro left tackle -- a team that had no postseason motivation. The Jets were sloppy (five false starts), lacked focus and came unglued with the Holmes benching. Ugly.