Matt Moore, Surging Defense Good Enough to Propel Dolphins to Playoff Berth

December 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A competent backup quarterback is worth his weight in gold in a league where teams struggle to find legitimate starters. 
The Miami Dolphins' Matt Moore hadn't started since 2011, yet he shook off the rust to lead his team to a 34-13 victory Saturday over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. 
The Dolphins improved to 9-5—their first winning campaign since 2008—and moved into the sixth and final playoff spot before the bulk of this weekend's docket takes place. 
The veteran signal-caller, coupled with an improved, sometimes ferocious defense, gives the Dolphins an inside track to the postseason. 
Moore stole the show against the Jets with a career-high four touchdown passes, finishing with 236 yards. The last time a Dolphins quarterback threw for a quartet of touchdowns against their division rival came 22 years ago when Dan Marino famously faked a spike and threw the game-winning touchdown. 
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