Monday, September 16, 2013

AFL Week 3 - Dolphins vs Jets

After a 2-0 start, the Dolphins finally make their way back to Miami for a homegame against division rival the New York Jets.

Heading into week 3, RB Adrian Peterson was having a fantastic season with 4 rushing touchdowns in 2 games.

The game started with both defenses flexing their collective muscles. The two teams combined for 28 total yards. Yes, 28. Early in the second quarter, things turned even more negative for the Dolphins as WR Calving Johnson was injured on a 15 yard reception up the middle. He was listed as out for the rest of the game and left for further tests.

The scoring finally started as Dolphins QB Aaron Rodgers hit Percy Harvin for a 9 yard TD. He then hit Mardy Gilyard for a 14 yard TD to finish up the first half with the Dolphins up 14-0.

Ray Rice took over in the second half for the Dolphins with a pair of TD runs to round out the game's scoring.

The final score was 28-0 in favor of Miami. The player of the game award was given to the entire Dolphins defense, which recorded 4 sacks, 1 interception and limited Adrian Peterson and the Jets to just 45 yards.

After the game, Dolphins doctors informed the media that Calvin Johnson would be out for next week's game with an abdominal tear.

The Patriots, led by QB Chad Pennington and DB Darrel Revis, bring their 1-2 record to Miami for Monday Night Football.

Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is looking forward to the meeting with his division rival, "I promise we'll be ready for the Patriots, who have seemed to have our number for years."

Elsewhere around the AFL

Houston wins over in-state rival Dallas, 16-13.

San Francisco and Kansas City, led by RB Matt Forte, battled to a 20-20 tie.

Peyton Manning of the Jacksonville Jaguars was named as the league's Offensive Player of the Week

The following teams remain undefeated in the AFL:
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Detroit Lions - QB Bret Favre has 5 TD and 4 INT
  • Washington Redskins - Offensively led by Carson Palmer, Maurice Jones-Drew and Torry Holt
  • Jacksonville Jaguars - Manning's 7 TD passes co-leads the AFL
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Matt Stafford and Greg Jennings have connected for 3 TDs
  • Seattle Seahawks - lead the AFL in scoring
  • New York Giants - Rookie QB Sam Bradford leading his team


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