Dolphins vs. Jets 2013 final score: Geno Smith implodes in loss, 23-3

Al Bello

The New York Jets tried to make a switch at quarterback, but it was too little too late.

The New York Jets made a change at quarterback in an attempt to spark their offense, but it had little effect. The Miami Dolphins asserted themselves on both sides of the ball to finish with an impressive victory, 23-3.

Geno Smith had a first half to forget. The rookie quarterback threw for just 29 yards and an interception, leading the Jets offense to a season-low total of 39 yards at the break. Undrafted free agent Matt Simms was handed the ball in the hopes he could revitalize a struggling unit -- and was equally disastrous. The Jets placed a greater emphasis on running the ball, which helped the unit as a whole, but passing was still woeful and Simms finished with 79 yards passing on 18 attempts, also throwing an interception.

Ample credit belongs to Miami. The Dolphins came off a close loss to the Carolina Panthers and ensured they wouldn't carry a hangover into Week 13. Ryan Tannehill attacked a beleaguered Jets secondary, with the second-year quarterback finishing with 331 passing yards and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins' running game was semi-effective. Lamar Miller had one of his best games of the season while the defense recorded three sacks. It was a total team performance the Jets couldn't match in any phase, resulting in a 276-yard advantage in total offense by Miami.

Miami took a step forward in the AFC East with the win, poised to push for a wild card spot. The loss for New York was disastrous and could derail any chance at a postseason push. More importantly, the Jets have a larger question to answer at quarterback -- with both Smith and Simms failing to make an impact on Sunday.

Fantasy studs and duds

Ryan Tannehill had one of his best games of the season, finishing with two touchdowns.

Brian Hartline was the game's standout receiver, totaling 127 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Injury report

Josh Cribbs left in the first half and the Jets receiver did not return.

Did they cover?

The Miami Dolphins were 1.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark. Their big win means they covered easily.

What's next?

Dec. 8: Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Dec. 8: New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders

More from SB Nation NFL

Week 13 updates, highlights and GIFs | Live scores

Mike Tomlin and the foot of infamy

Adrian Peterson tops 10,000 career rushing yards

Kelly: The read option's evolution in the NFL

SNF fantasy preview: Battle of disappointing QBs

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.