Matt Moore capped a 21-play drive by hitting Charles Clay with a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Miami Dolphins ended the New York Jets' postseason aspirations with a 19-17 home triumph on Sunday.
Mark Sanchez tossed a career-worst three interceptions for the Jets (8-8), who suffered their third straight loss and failed in their bid for their third straight postseason appearance. Had New York defeated Miami (6-10), it still would have needed losses by Tennessee and Cincinnati as well as a setback from either Denver or Oakland in order to make the playoffs.
With New York nursing a 10-6 lead, the Dolphins began a drive at their own 6-yard line and kept the Jets' defense on the field for 12 1/2 minutes. Moore capped the lengthy drive by rolling to his left before finding Clay for his second 1-yard touchdown reception in as many weeks.
Veteran linebacker Jason Taylor, who was playing in the final game of his 15-year career, hit Sanchez on the Jets' next possession to fo...