The New York Jets have finally spread their wings.
Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets ended their three week losing streak last night against the Miami Dolphins.
Mark Sanchez was all smiles in front of his locker for the first time in weeks, knowing exactly what this win meant for the New York Jets.
"We're back on track," the relieved quarterback declared.
Crisis averted. Season saved.
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With their locker room beginning to unravel because of mounting losses and infighting, Rex Ryan and his feuding Jets ended a three-game skid with a 24-6 victory over the winless Miami Dolphins on Monday night.
"Hey, we needed a win in the worst way," Ryan said. "I'm just happy that we found a way to get one."
This victory was far from pretty or convincing. But it didn't need to be. It only needed to not be another loss. After all, the Jets (3-3) came in as a team in turmoil, and a fourth straight loss -- especially against the lowly Dolphins -- could be catastrophic.
"The guys came together and we knew coming into this week," wide receiver Santonio Holmes said, "that we couldn't allow an 0-4 team to come in here and get a victory."
Darrelle Revis turned the momentum in the Jets' favor when he ran back the first of his two interceptions 100 yards for a touchdown late in the opening quarter and helped New York do just enough to avoid its first four-game skid under Ryan.
Sanchez threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Holmes and ran for another score as the Jets -- who called this a "must-win" game -- capped a rough week by sending the Dolphins to their fifth straight loss.
Next up for New York: the San Diego Chargers (4-1) on Sunday, with a chance to head into the off week on a high note.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.