Jets beat Dolphins at Wembley

Chris Ivory and Ryan Fitzpatrick inspired the New York Jets to a 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins in the first International Series game of 2015 at Wembley Stadium.

Ivory ran for a career-high 166 yards and scored a touchdown, while quarterback Fitzpatrick threw for 218 and another score to secure the win over their AFC East rivals.

The Dolphins, 38-14 winners over the Oakland Raiders here 12 months ago, were outplayed on both sides of the ball by the Jets in front of another sell-out crowd of 83,986 under the arch.

Running Back Ivory ran in from three yards on New York's first possession in the 12th regular-season NFL game played in London, but the first to feature sides from the same division.

Back-up quarterback Fitzpatrick, starting in place of the injured Geno Smith, finished with 16 of 29, including a 58-yard completion to Brandon Marshall on the team's first play from scrimmage.

New York added two more field goals before the Dolphins were handed a lifeline by two big penalties against the Jets – gifting Miami 58 yards on back-to-back pass interference calls, including one against star cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill capitalised with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Jake Stoneburner. But despite Fitzpatrick's often wayward throws, the Jets responded before half-time with another score through Eric Decker to lead 20-7 at the break.

Wembley has become accustomed to lop-sided games and this one appeared over as a contest on the first drive of the second half, capped by Zac Stacy's two-yard run to score.

But after the Jets missed a field goal, Miami found some rhythm in the fourth quarter, with Landry's 28-yard punt return giving them great field position before Kenny Stills caught a 10-yard touchdown pass to cut the gap.

Landry then led another charge, returning a punt for 25 yards and later pounding his way to the four-yard line.

He thought he had a touchdown with 6:12 to go, only for it to be called back on a penalty, and when Revis picked off Tannehill in the end zone moments later, Miami's fate was sealed.

The defeat means Miami have now been beaten by both New York teams in London – they lost 13-10 to the Giants in the first Wembley game in 2007

Whether or not the Jets are equipped to emulate those Giants and go on to Super Bowl glory in the same season remains to be seen.

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