LONDON — While Chris Ivory and Ryan Fitzpatrick were racking up the yards, the New York Jets’ offensive line did much of the hard work by neutralizing Ndamukong Suh.
Ivory ran for a career-high 166 yards and Fitzpatrick threw for 218, one touchdown and one interception to lead the Jets over the Miami Dolphins 27-14 Sunday at Wembley Stadium in the first division game played in London.
Suh, the highest-paid defensive player in league history, had three tackles and no sacks. His first didn’t come until the third quarter.
Both teams have byes next week, as usual for teams playing in London. Miami (1-3) will face lots of questions about its poor performances thus far.
Fitzpatrick threw for 172 yards in the first half, including a 58-yard completion to Brandon Marshall on the first play. Marshall had 107 yards receiving by halftime and finished with 128 for the Jets (3-1).
The hard-running Ivory scored the first touchdown from 3 yards to start off his ninth career 100-yard game. Fitzpatrick later completed a 10-yard TD pass to Eric Decker in the second quarter and Zac Stacy rushed in from the 2 in the third.
Nick Folk converted all three extra points and added field goals from 22 and 48 yards. But he missed a 40-yard attempt.
The Jets ended up with 207 yards rushing, including 34 from Fitzpatrick, and 425 total yards on
Besides controlling Suh, the Jets got some help when Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes went out with a right knee injury in the first quarter.
The Jets gave the Dolphins some hope, though, with 14 penalties for 163 yards. And Miami’s first score, in the second quarter, came with plenty of aid from New York’s secondary.
Ryan Tannehill threw deep to Jarvis Landry, and Darrelle Revis was called for a 36-yard pass interference. On the next play, Tannehill threw to Jordan Cameron, but Marcus Gilchrist was whistled for another pass interference, good for 22 yards.
Tannehill found Jake Stoneburner on the next play for 8 yards make the score 13-7.
Tannehill ended up with 198 yards and two touchdowns on 19 of 44 passing. His second score was a 10-yard pass to Kenny Stills in the fourth quarter.
But the Dolphins failed to come up with the big play, going 0 for 12 on third downs and 0 for 4 on fourth downs.
It was the 12th regular-season NFL game at Wembley Stadium, the home of England’s national soccer team. It was also the first of three scheduled for this season. Buffalo will take on Jacksonville on Oct. 25, and Detroit will face Kansas City on Nov. 1.
It was the first time the Jets played in the NFL’s International Series, the third time for the Dolphins. They lost the first game in 2007, 13-10 to the New York Giants. Last year, the Dolphins beat the Oakland Raiders 38-14.
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Chris Lehourites, The Associated Press