EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Wipe that sweat from your brow because this one was a three-hour thrill ride.
The Dolphins, riding two, count 'em, two kickoff return touchdowns by Ted Ginn Jr., one fumble return TD by Jason Taylor, and some heart-stopping defense play by the defense on the final drive, beat the New York Jets today.
The Dolphins improve their record to 3-4 and 3-0 in the AFC East. The Jets are now 4-4.
The Dolphins are living dangerously as their offense had only one TD. The defense yielded scores on three of New York's final four drives.
The offense gained a grand total of 104 yards while the defense allowed 378. The Dolphins had the ball only 25:54 to New York's 34:06.
But those are just details that do not trump important things -- like the final score.
Amazingly, I just got back from the locker rooms and while the Dolphins were fairly humble about winning, Jets linebacker Bart Scott was a bit of a jerk after losing. Judge for yourself.
"They're a great team," Scott said of Miami. "They'll probably contend for the Super Bowl. They have a tremendous offense -- great running backs, a great quarterback, a great tight end. They are stacked across the board. I'm serious. They are great."
And later he continued.
"They have a tremendous offense and they showed it today. They are Super Bowl contenders and they will probably take it all the way."