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Dolphins-Jets Postgame Notes

Posted Jan 1, 2012

Get all the notes and statistical milestones from today's 19-17 win over the Jets.

• Today’s paid attendance was 65,811.

• With today’s victory, Miami has tied the NFL record for most wins after a 0-7 start. The Dolphins finished the year with six wins and joined the 1978 St. Louis Cardinals and 1998 Washington Redskins as the only teams in NFL history to accomplish this feat.

• With today’s victory the Jets now lead the all-time regular season series by a 47-45-1 margin. Miami has won five of the last seven in the series.

• The 21-play 92 yard drive was the longest scoring drive in franchise history. The previous high for a scoring drive in team history was 18 plays, which happened three times. December 11, 2007 vs. Buffalo, September 17, 2008 at Arizona and December 27, 2009 vs. Houston. It was also the longest scoring drive in team history in terms of time possession with 12 minutes and 29 seconds. The previous high was 10 minutes and 30 seconds on October 16, 1994 vs. the Los Angeles Raiders.

• QB Matt Moore has a 98.0 passer rating over his last nine games, good for the seventh highest total in team history for a Miami signal-caller over a nine-game period.

• Matt Moore finished the season ranked second all time in quarterback rating in Miami Dolphins team history (87.1).

• RB Steve Slaton ripped off a 28-yard run in the second quarter vs. the New York Jets (1/1). It was the fifth longest run by a Miami running back this season. It was also Slaton’s longest rush as a Dolphin and the longest rush for him since a 31-yarder against the San Francisco 49ers on October 25, 2009 as a member of the Houston Texans.

• WR Brandon Marshall had five receptions vs. the New York Jets (1/1). Marshall finished the 2011 season with 81 catches. Marshall had 86 receptions in 2010 and is the first player in team history to have caught 80 or more passes in two seasons with the Dolphins. The 81 receptions was also the fifth highest single season total in team history.

• FB/TE Charles Clay recorded his third touchdown of the season on a 1-yard pass on QB Matt Moore in the fourth quarter vs. the New York Jets (1/1). It was the second straight game that Clay caught a one-yard touchdown reception from Moore, having done so the previous week at the New England Patriots (12/24).

• S Yeremiah Bell played in all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season.

• LB Marvin Mitchell recorded his first career interception when he picked off QB Mark Sanchez and returned it for 55 yards in the fourth quarter vs. the New York Jets (1/1).

• DE Jared Odrick recorded his 6.0 sack of the season vs. the New York Jets. Odrick’s 6.0 sacks is tops among Miami’s defensive linemen this season.

• DE Randy Starks recorded his 4.5 sack of the season vs. the New York Jets (1/1). It was the third consecutive game where the defensive lineman notched a sack. Starks now has 28.0 sacks in his career. The 4.5 sacks are tied for the second highest single season total in his career, trailing the 7.0 he had for Miami in 2009.

• DE Randy Starks recorded his second and third career interceptions when he picked off a QB Mark Sanchez pass in the second quarter and fourth quarter vs. the New York Jets (1/1). Starks is the second player to record a sack and a interception in the same game this season. LB Karlos Dansby also accomplished the feat on November 13, 2011 vs. the Washington Redskins.

• The two interceptions for DE Randy Starks was the first time in team history that a Miami defensive lineman recorded two interceptions in a single game.

• P Brandon Fields had four punts for 192 yards vs. the New York Jets (1/1), good for 48.0 yard average and 41.5 yard net average respectively. Fields finished the year with career highs in both categories and set the single season team record for highest punting and net average.

• WR Davone Bess finished the season averaging 11.9 yards per punt return, the fifth highest total in team history.

• K Dan Carpenter 58-yard field goal vs. the New York Jets (1/1) is the second longest in his career and third longest in team history for a regular season game.

• Miami Dolphins Injuries Reported in Press Box
LB Karlos Dansby, Groin, Questionable (1st quarter)
G Richie Incognito, Neck, Questionable (3rd quarter)
WR Davone Bess, Knee, Questionable (4th quarter)

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