What a fantastic finish to end the 2013 season for the Jets and for the rookie quarterback in Geno Smith who literally lives a hop, skip and a jump away from SunLife Stadium. The Miami local definitely wanted revenge on the Dolphins from back in early December to make up his poor performance.
But going out there without allowing a single turnover either throwing the ball, fumbling the ball allowed the Jets to win consecutive games for the first time all year after alternating wins and losses in the first nine games of the season.
Geno Smith completed 17 out of 27 passes for 170 yards and he ran into the end zone for his fifth rushing touchdown of the season towards the end of the first half as he took it towards the end zone on a seven yard run with a little help from Bilal Powell as he gave Smith an extra shove up near the goal line by a defender.
Once again Smith used his running ability to frustrate the Dolphins' defense that he was able to get first downs, or at least get near the first down to help lengthen the drive or help Nick Folk get closer to field goal range. He rushed ten times for 44 yards, so these last four games Smith showed confidence and guile to lead the Jets to earn some wins.
He made some big time throws and allowed the Jets to get some big time scores to knockout the Dolphins from playoff contention, because if the Jets weren't going to the playoffs; then neither were the fins and that's just fine with Smith.
In the month of December, QB Geno Smith helped the Jets earn a 3-1 record and completed 68-of-116 passes for 790 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 83.6. Smith also rushed 31 times for 186 yards (6.0 avg.), including a 32-yard long and three touchdowns. In today's victory, Smith finished with a 83.9 passer rating, completing 17-of-27 passes for 190 yards and adding 10 rushes for 44 yards and one touchdown. Smith completed passes to eight different receivers.
Smith's 190 yards through the air brought his season total to 3,046 passing yards, making him the 13th rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 3,000 yards. His 3,046 passing yards place him fourth among rookies drafted in the second round or later during their rookie seasons.