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McCown, defense lead Jets to dominant 20-6 victory

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) All that dismal 0-16 talk is over. And, the New York Jets ended it early with a stunningly dominant performance.

Josh McCown threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell ran for a score, and the Jets' defense frustrated Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins in a 20-6 victory Sunday in New York's home opener.

''Oh, man, it was awesome,'' McCown said. ''It was special.''

While a lot of the focus from many fans and media heading into the season was on whether the revamped Jets roster would be good enough to win any games , New York made Miami look like the team in the middle of a rebuild.

''We've always had confidence,'' said rookie safety Jamal Adams, who had one of the Jets' three sacks. ''We're not where we want to be, but this is the start of it.''

McCown finished 18 of 23 for 249 yards, Chandler Catanzaro kicked two field goals, and the Jets (1-2) forced Cutler and the Dolphins (1-1) into mistakes all game. The Jets also avoided their first 0-3 start since 2003.

''Relief? Great feeling? Whatever you want to say,'' McCown said. ''When you win, it's a great feeling. Internally, there's a method that we go about and then there's obviously an external narrative that people have for this team. We've not bought that.

''So, for us, to say it's a relief, it was not an expectation that it was going to be hard to win a game this year. We expected to win games. We expect to win a lot of games.''

New York just missed having its first shutout since blanking Cincinnati 37-0 on Jan. 13, 2010. Cutler threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker on the final play. Cody Parkey missed the extra point, capping a miserable day for Miami in 88-degree heat at MetLife Stadium.

''They just beat the (heck) out of us,'' coach Adam Gase said. ''That's the best way to put it. We didn't show up, didn't play physical.''

Cutler, making his second start for Miami, struggled to connect with his receivers throughout. Miami failed to convert its first eight third-down opportunities, not getting one until early in the fourth quarter, and finished 1 for 12.

Cutler was 26 of 44 for 220 yards with an interception and the TD toss. Miami was outgained in total yards 336-225.

''I think that game was a wakeup call for us,'' Cutler said. ''We can't just roll it out there and expect it to happen.''

A solid drive on New York's second possession stalled at the Dolphins 32, and Catanzaro shanked a 45-yard field goal attempt wide left, leaving the game scoreless.

The Jets finally took their first lead of the season on Catanzaro's 40-yarder with 7:17 remaining in the half.

New York went ahead 10-0 on McCown's perfectly placed pass to Anderson, who caught the ball in stride and sped into the end zone for a 69-yard score . The play came right after a long run by Powell was wiped out by a questionable holding penalty on center Wesley Johnson.

''Guys were all mad,'' McCown said of the penalty. ''And I was like, `Guys, let's go get `em the next play.'''

Powell leaped into the end zone from 1 yard to make it 17-0 on the Jets' first possession of the second half. The drive was kept alive by defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas - lining up as a fullback throughout the game - catching a 15-yard pass on third-and-1.

New York shut down Cutler and the Dolphins on the next drive, and Matt Haack tried a fake punt. His pass was picked off by Terrence Brooks, who had two interceptions in the game. The play cost the Jets 21 yards because Brooks chose to intercept the ball rather than just knock it down.

The Jets still got another score, though, this time on a 22-yarder by Catanzaro. It was actually Catanzaro's second made field goal of the drive, but Miami's William Hayes was called for an illegal formation penalty on the Jets kicker's 46-yarder - prolonging the possession for New York.

ON THE ROAD: The game marked the second of three road trips to open the season for the Dolphins, who had their season opener at home vs. Tampa Bay postponed because of Hurricane Irma. Miami will play New Orleans next weekend in London before making a home debut against Tennessee.

''All I know is you've got to line up on Sunday and play,'' Gase said. ''If someone has an issue with that, they better check their profession.''

SHUT DOWN: After running for 122 yards in the Dolphins' opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, Jay Ajayi managed just 16 yards on 11 carries against the Jets.

''You watched the game,'' Gase said. ''He couldn't get through anything. Guys were in the backfield so fast.''

ASJ IS A-OK: Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins made his season debut after being suspended for the first two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy while with Tampa Bay last year. He finished with five catches for 31 yards.

DOLPHIN DEBUT?: Linebacker Stephone Anthony , acquired last week from New Orleans when Lawrence Timmons was suspended indefinitely, was active for Miami but did not play.

UP NEXT

Dolphins: vs. New Orleans in London.

Jets: home vs. Jacksonville.

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Key Players
D. Parker 11 WR
76 ReYds, ReTD, 8 RECs
13
FPTS
R. Anderson 11 WR
95 ReYds, ReTD, 3 RECs
15
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 0:00
C.Parkey extra point is No Good, Wide Left, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
6
20
Touchdown 0:00
J.Cutler pass short left to D.Parker for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on NYJ-J.Burris, Defensive Holding, declined.
8
plays
80
yds
2:15
pos
6
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:35
C.Catanzaro 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Hennessy, Holder-L.Edwards.
13
plays
45
yds
6:58
pos
0
20
Point After TD 9:48
C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Hennessy, Holder-L.Edwards.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 9:48
B.Qvale and L.Thomas reported in as eligible. B.Powell left end for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field was confirmed.
7
plays
49
yds
4:06
pos
0
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:36
C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Hennessy, Holder-L.Edwards.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 1:42
J.McCown pass deep right to R.Anderson for 69 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
71
yds
0:40
pos
0
9
Field Goal 7:17
C.Catanzaro 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Hennessy, Holder-L.Edwards.
9
plays
41
yds
5:42
pos
0
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 23:52 36:08
1st Downs 16 16
Rushing 0 4
Passing 12 9
Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Conv 1-12 4-13
4th Down Conv 0-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 225 336
Total Plays 63 59
Avg Gain 3.6 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 30 103
Rush Attempts 15 34
Avg Rush Yards 2.0 3.0
Net Yards Passing 195 233
Comp. - Att. 26-45 18-23
Yards Per Pass 4.3 10.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-25 2-16
Penalties - Yards 8-51 10-94
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 3-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 7-47.6 5-48.6
Return Yards 28 44
Punts - Returns 2-13 4-31
Kickoffs - Returns 1-15 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-13
Kicking 0/1 4/5
Extra Points 0/1 2/2
Field Goals 0/0 2/3
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Dolphins 1-1 00066
Jets 1-2 01010020
195 PASS YDS 233
30 RUSH YDS 103
225 TOTAL YDS 336
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Cutler 6 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.1% 220 1 1 70.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 450 2 1 83.8
J. Cutler 26/44 220 1 1 12
M. Haack 16 P
-2
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 0.0
M. Haack 0/1 0 0 1 -2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Ajayi 23 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 138 0
J. Ajayi 11 16 0 8 1
J. Cutler 6 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 8 0
J. Cutler 1 9 0 9 12
D. Williams 26 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
D. Williams 2 5 0 8 0
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -3 0
K. Drake 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Parker 11 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 76 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 161 1
D. Parker 10 8 76 1 26 13
K. Stills 10 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 4 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 88 1
K. Stills 10 4 51 0 17 5
J. Landry 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 6 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 126 0
J. Landry 11 6 48 0 15 4
J. Thomas 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 42 0
J. Thomas 5 3 16 0 7 1
J. Grant 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 12 0
J. Grant 1 1 12 0 12 1
J. Ajayi 23 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 13 0
J. Ajayi 3 2 9 0 5 1
D. Williams 26 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 6 0
D. Williams 1 1 6 0 6 0
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
K. Drake 2 1 2 0 2 0
L. Carroo 88 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
L. Carroo 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Jones 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
R. Jones 7-1 0.0 0 0
C. Allen 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
C. Allen 7-0 0.0 0 0
K. Alonso 47 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 0.0
K. Alonso 5-3 0.0 0 0
B. Maxwell 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
B. Maxwell 4-0 0.0 0 1
X. Howard 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
X. Howard 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hull 45 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-7 0 0.0
M. Hull 3-4 0.0 0 0
N. Suh 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
N. Suh 3-1 0.0 0 1
A. Branch 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
A. Branch 2-1 1.0 0 0
C. Wake 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
C. Wake 2-2 1.0 0 0
M. Thomas 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
M. Thomas 2-1 0.0 0 0
N. Allen 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
N. Allen 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Landry 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Landry 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Hayes 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
W. Hayes 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Taylor 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
V. Taylor 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Godchaux 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Godchaux 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Gray 48 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Gray 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Harris 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 1 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 0/1
SEASON FG XP
4/4 1/2
C. Parkey 0/0 0 0/1 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Haack 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 47.6 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
10 46.3 1
M. Haack 7 47.6 1 64
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
J. Grant 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 6.8 14 0
J. Grant 2 6.5 13 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. McCown 15 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.3% 249 1 0 126.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.8% 602 3 2 91.3
J. McCown 18/23 249 1 0 15
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
B. Powell 29 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 37 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 72 1
B. Powell 15 37 1 9 9
E. McGuire 35 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 63 0
E. McGuire 7 34 0 10 1
M. Forte 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 94 0
M. Forte 8 25 0 12 2
J. McCown 15 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 38 1
J. McCown 4 7 0 7 15
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Anderson 11 WR
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 95 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 145 1
R. Anderson 6 3 95 1 69 15
J. Kerley 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 56 0
J. Kerley 5 5 42 0 14 4
J. Kearse 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 165 2
J. Kearse 3 3 42 0 18 4
A. Seferian-Jenkins 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 31 0
A. Seferian-Jenkins 6 5 31 0 13 3
A. Stewart 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 34 0
A. Stewart 1 1 24 0 24 2
L. Thomas 97 DE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 15 0
L. Thomas 1 1 15 0 15 1
N. Sterling 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
N. Sterling 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Davis 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-11 0 0.0
D. Davis 11-1 0.0 0 0
B. Skrine 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 1.0
B. Skrine 8-0 1.0 0 0
D. Roberts 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
D. Roberts 7-0 0.0 0 0
J. Burris 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
J. Burris 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Bass 47 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
D. Bass 3-0 1.0 0 0
J. Adams 33 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
J. Adams 2-0 1.0 0 0
D. Lee 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 0 1.0
D. Lee 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Brooks 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
T. Brooks 1-1 0.0 2 0
S. McLendon 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
S. McLendon 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Stanford 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Stanford 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Wilkerson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
M. Wilkerson 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Williams 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-7 0 0.0
L. Williams 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Carter 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
B. Carter 0-2 0.0 0 0
L. Thomas 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
L. Thomas 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Catanzaro 7 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
6/7 4/4
C. Catanzaro 2/3 40 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 48.6 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
14 47.1 7
L. Edwards 5 48.6 3 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Kerley 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 7.8 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 7.8 15 0
J. Kerley 4 7.8 15 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:48 MIA 33 1:52 4 19 Punt
5:01 MIA 35 2:00 3 -9 Punt
0:57 MIA 9 2:58 6 15 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:17 MIA 25 1:00 3 -2 Punt
4:06 MIA 15 1:44 3 -8 Punt
1:42 MIA 17 1:23 5 19 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIA 25 1:06 3 -5 Punt
9:48 MIA 25 1:15 4 3 INT
1:35 MIA 25 3:09 11 54 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:32 MIA 10 2:57 6 52 Downs
6:40 MIA 45 2:13 7 26 INT
2:15 MIA 20 2:15 8 80 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYJ 25 2:12 3 -6 Punt
10:56 NYJ 10 5:55 10 64 FG Miss
3:01 NYJ 43 2:04 4 13 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:59 NYJ 37 5:42 9 41 FG
6:17 NYJ 24 2:11 3 4 Punt
2:22 NYJ 29 0:40 3 71 TD
0:19 NYJ 20 0:19 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:54 MIA 49 4:06 7 49 TD
8:33 MIA 49 6:58 13 45 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 NYJ 21 2:54 4 26 Punt
7:35 NYJ 38 0:55 2 5 Fumble
4:27 NYJ 28 2:12 3 5 Punt