- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 13, 2009

MIAMI | Running back Ronnie Brown scored on a 2-yard keeper up the middle in the Wildcat formation with six seconds left, and the Miami Dolphins came from behind three times in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Jets 31-27 on Monday night.

Newcomer Braylon Edwards gave the Jets a big boost, as did two fake punts. But Miami gained 110 yards with the Wildcat, which was instrumental in three scoring drives.

Starting from their own 30 with 5:05 left and trailing 27-24, Miami drove 70 yards in 13 plays for the winning score. The march included four Wildcat plays for 25 yards.

The Dolphins (2-3) climbed back into the AFC East race after losing their first three games. The Jets (3-2) fell into a tie with New England for first place and have lost two straight.

This game was full of deception.

Brown threw his first pass of the season out of the Wildcat package for a 21-yard gain to Anthony Fasano, with Miami’s do-it-all running back rolling left and throwing left-handed to hit the tight end cutting across the middle.

Brown ended the opening drive a 1-yard touchdown run, and Dan Carpenter made a 35-yard field goal with 57 seconds remaining in the first quarter to put Miami in front 10-7.

The Jets got a big boost from their newest piece.

Edwards, who was acquired from Cleveland for two draft choices and two players last week, had five catches for 64 yards and even got a hug from quarterback Mark Sanchez on the sideline after his touchdown in the second quarter.

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