By now, this much is clear about the 2009 Miami Dolphins: With an offense struggling for consistency behind a young quarterback, the Dolphins are going to have to get points and pivotal plays from other areas. That was never more evident than against the Jets.
Two kickoff returns for touchdowns by Ted Ginn. A defensive touchdown from Jason Taylor. Some extraordinary punting by Brandon Fields. A late defensive stand. It isn't exactly the most advantageous recipe for success, but it worked. And it may have to work again for this season to continue to breathe playoff life.
I wonder if ever before in NFL history a team has gained 104 yards on offense and scored 30 points. I seriously doubt it. But it's been 42 years since a player returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns in the same quarter so these Dolphins apparently don't do things the conventional way.