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Revis’ 100-yard TD return helps Jets throttle Dolphins

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Darrelle Revis ran back an interception 100 yards for a touchdown, and the New York Jets did just enough to beat the Miami Dolphins 24-6 on Monday night and end a three-game losing streak.

Mark Sanchez threw a touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes and ran for another score as Rex Ryan’s Jets (3-3) - who called this a “must-win” game - sent the winless Dolphins to their fifth straight loss.

Around the league

• VIKINGS: The sports agency that represents Christian Ponder has tweeted that the rookie quarterback will start for Minnesota against Green Bay this Sunday. NFL.com first reported that coach Leslie Frazier informed Ponder and veteran Donovan McNabb of his decision. McNabb was benched in Minnesota’s 39-10 loss to Chicago on Sunday night.

BEARS: A suburban Chicago man was charged with assaulting Bears wide receiver Devin Hester at a casino. Police said Hester was in a cashier line Friday night at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines when Daniel Rago, 52, slapped the player in the back of the head then walked away. He faces one misdemeanor count of battery.

BENGALS: Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson was suspended for one game by the NFL for his two misdemeanor assault cases settled before the season. Benson originally received a three-game suspension but appealed.

JAGUARS: Jacksonville placed oft-injured tight end Zach Miller on season-ending injured reserve. The Jaguars replaced him by signing Martin Rucker off Dallas’ practice squad.

BRONCOS: Denver defensive lineman Ryan McBean was arrested on suspicion of stalking. McBean turned himself in Friday and is free after posting a $50,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 28.