New York Jets, Josh McCown Choke One Away to Miami Dolphins, 31-28 (Highlights)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: Kenny Stills #10 of the Miami Dolphins makes the catch over Buster Skrine #41 of the New York Jets during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown threw one of the worst interceptions in the history of the NFL leading to a loss to the Miami Dolphins.

  • New York Jets 28 (3-4)
  • Miami Dolphins 31 (4-2)
  • NFL, AFC East, Final, Box Score
  • Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida

The first quarter of the New York Jets-Miami Dolphins Week 7 matchup down in South Beach brought us back to simpler times — times that featured Dan Marino and Ken O’Brien slinging the ball everywhere on the field.

Both Josh McCown and Jay Cutler were having days. Especially, the road team was getting it done. McCown threw two touchdown passes in that first quarter, one to Jermaine Kearse on a nine-route and another to Robby Anderson for a 14-7 lead.

Then the road team QB made one of the most boneheaded throws in NFL history. Backed up with little time left, McCown inexcusably threw a lazy pick in the flat to Bobby McCain:

It led to the game-winning field goal by Cody Parkey.

A nice overall performance was squandered by a lack of a pass rush and a terrible late turnover. In fact, the Jets defense came up with a huge stop just prior to the game-deciding interception.

In fact, the lead ballooned to 28-14 Jets, a comfortable two-score lead in the fourth quarter.

Then Matt Moore did his thing. With Cutler out with an upper-body injury, Moore led a furious comeback to tie the game at 28 apiece.

Moore saved the Phins today. He finished with 188 yards, two scores and one interception on 13-of-21 passing. Cutler finished with 188 yards, two scores, one interception prior to leaving via injury.

As previously mentioned, there was no pass rush on the Phins QBs. Todd Bowles’s defense did generate a little in the first half through extra pressure, but when it came to the standard four-man rush in the meat of the game (the fourth quarter), nothing was there. It killed the Jets secondary all game long. They did, however, limit Jay Ajayi to 53 yards on 23 attempts.

For the Jets offensively, aside from the worst pick in NFL history, McCown finished with 213 yards, three touchdowns and that one interception on 16-of-26. Matt Forte led the way through the air with five receptions for 41 yards. On the ground, New York again couldn’t get anything going. Bilal Powell went for 43 on nine while Forte gained 41 on seven.

Marcus Maye collected his second interception of the season. Muhammad Wilkerson also picked up a pick on a deflection. Demario Davis, Jamal Adams and Josh Marton all sacked the QB once each.

Now riding a two-game losing streak, the Jets will host the dangerous Atlanta Falcons at home next Sunday.

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