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Marshall didn't even live up to his promise late last week that he would get ejected sometime in the second quarter. He also said he might even start a fight with Jets linebacker Bart Scott or cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
It was all talk.
But that's what many fans and media were thinking the struggling Jets were, too. And New York did little to convince them otherwise while the Dolphins got on the scoreboard first on Dan Carpenter's 23-yard field goal midway through the opening quarter.
The night appeared to be taking an awful turn for the Jets when they lost the ensuing kickoff when it bounced off blocker Garrett McIntyre -- standing in front of returner Joe McKnight -- and was recovered by Austin Spitler.
But three plays later, Matt Moore threw at Marshall in the end zone and Revis stepped in front of the pass and returned it untouched 100 yards to make it 7-3.
"That's exactly what we needed on defense, to set the tone early," Cromartie said.
The return tied for the longest in franchise history, first set by Aaron Glenn in 1996, also against Miami. It was also the longest interception runback in the league this season.
Moore, starting for the injured Chad Henne, was 16 of 34 for 204 yards and two interceptions.
"It's rough, kind of the same old story, trying to find answers and make plays down there in the red zone, and we seem to hit a wall," Moore said. "Just got to keep going."
The Jets opened with four straight three-and-outs for the second consecutive game before getting things going late in the first half. On third-and-9 from the Jets 20, Jeremy Kerley caught a 14-yard pass for New York's initial first down of the game, with 6:17 left in the half.
Then, the offense started clicking with a few long drives. Holmes' 38-yard grab early in the fourth quarter sealed it after Sanchez bought some time with his feet and found the receiver, who easily outran linebacker Cameron Wake and made a few nice moves on his way into the end zone to put New York up 24-6.
"What happened last week was last week," Holmes said. "We're looking forward and ahead."
Sanchez finished 14 of 25 for 201 yards and the touchdown pass to Holmes, and Shonn Greene ran for 74 yards on 21 carries.
"To think that guys were upset or had it out for each other, that's crazy," Sanchez said. "Not here, not with Rex. I knew it was something that would pass, something we'd laugh off. Just getting a win changes everything."
NOTES: Dolphins RB Reggie Bush left in the third quarter with his right arm hanging at his side -- it was announced as a neck injury. He had 71 yards rushing and two catches for 7 yards. ... Cromartie said he pulled himself out of the game late with a groin strain, but will definitely play against the Chargers. ... The Jets finished 6 of 15 on third down, while the Dolphins were just 2 of 13. ... The Jets sacked Moore four times, including two by LB Calvin Pace.
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