EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Four years removed from the worst season in franchise history, the Miami Dolphins are trying to ignore the whispers that another 1-15 record is in the making.
The Dolphins fell to 0-5 Monday night, victimized by Darrelle Revis' 100-yard interception return and two long, timely drives by the Jets' offense. New York ended its three-game slide with a 24-6 victory that kept Miami at the bottom of the league.
“This is embarrassing,” said receiver Brandon Marshall, who was the target on Revis' first of two picks. “We have way too many players in our locker room to be sitting at 0-5. We owe it to the city of Miami, to ownership … to turn it (around).”
They couldn't do so against their AFC East rival. , whom the Dolphins had beaten three straight times in New Jersey. The few times Miami threatened, it bogged down deep in Jets territory, winding up with field goals of 23 and 21 yards by Dan Carpenter.
Safety Yeremiah Bell, who was with the Dolphins for that 1-15 debacle, doesn't want to hear any comparisons.
“This is a way better team than the ’07 team. We have a lot more players,” he said. “It's very frustrating when you're 0-5 and not making plays. We can't think about 0-5, just have to put it away.”
Marshall didn't live up to his promise to get ejected in the second quarter. He also said he might start a fight with Jets linebacker Bart Scott or cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Nothing came close to that.
Moore, starting for the injured Chad Henne, who's out for the season after shoulder surgery, was 16 of 34 for 204 yards and two interceptions. Reggie Bush, who left in the third quarter with his right arm hanging at his side — it was announced as a neck injury — had 71 yards rushing and two catches for 7 yards.
The Dolphins take on the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.
Photo: Brandon Marshall