Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Jets ended a three-game losing streak with a 24-6 win against the Miami Dolphins that was highlighted by Darrelle Revis’s 100-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Mark Sanchez had a five-yard touchdown run and also threw a 38-yard scoring pass to Santonio Holmes for the Jets, who improved to 3-3 with last night’s victory at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
“It feels great. We came into this game very confident,” Revis said in a televised interview. “We wanted to win one and get back on track, especially at home.”
The Dolphins, who had won their previous three trips to the Meadowlands, fell to 0-5 on the season. They’re one of three winless National Football League teams, along with the 0-5 St. Louis Rams and 0-6 Indianapolis Colts.
The Jets trailed 3-0 and hadn’t managed a first down on their first two offensive possessions when Revis intercepted a pass from Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore at the goal line and raced 100 yards to give New York the lead for good. It matched Aaron Glenn’s 100-yard touchdown against Miami in 1996 as the longest interception return in team history.
“Brandon ran a great route, he kind of slipped on the play and the ball was right there,” said Revis, who was covering Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall. “I caught it, saw daylight, made a cutback and took it to the end zone.”
Revis finished with two interceptions of Moore, who was making his first start for the Dolphins and completed 16 of 34 passes for 204 yards.
Sanchez Rushing Touchdown
After Miami pulled within 7-6, Sanchez ran for a touchdown 1:14 before halftime to cap an 81-yard drive. Following a 28-yard field goal by Nick Folk with 4:15 left in the third quarter, Holmes caught a short third-down pass from Sanchez and broke to the outside for a touchdown that extended the Jets’ lead to 18 points.
The Jets, who were outgained 308-296 in total yardage, are now 3-0 at home this season. They opened the season with back-to-back wins at MetLife Stadium before losing road games at Oakland, Baltimore and New England. The Jets will host the 4-1 San Diego Chargers on Oct. 23.
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