Nothing like a rivalry game to bring out your best.

Or, as in the case of the Jets, your worst.

The Dolphins dominated everything but the scoreboard from the opening whistle, and then scored 17 second-half points to humble the Jets 23-3 Sunday.

With the win, the Dolphins keep pace with the Ravens for the sixth and final wild-card spot at 6-6. The Jets fell to 5-7.

Ryan Tannehill shook off an early interception to complete 28 of 43 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Brian Hartline led all receivers with 9 catches for 127 yards and a score.

On the day, the Dolphins out-gained New York 453-177.

The Dolphins held the ball for nine minutes on their opening drive -- and had nothing to show for it. After an offensive pass interference on Charles Clay spoiled a long pass-and-run by Lamar Miller, Caleb Sturgis pushed a 41-yard field goal wide right.

After a Jets' three-and-out, the Dolphins moved back into New York territory -- only to come up empty again. The Dolphins went for it on fourth-and-1, but Tannehill threw behind Hartline, ending the drive.

On the Dolphins' next drive, more futility. Miami traveled from inside its own 10 to the Jets' 31. But on third-and-long, Tannehill was hit while throwing, the ball fluttered and Antonio Cromartie simply outmuscled Mike Wallace for the ball.

Then the Dolphins had their worst fail of the half. They moved all the way to the Jets' 1, but instead of taking the field goal, Joe Philbin decided to go for it. Tannehill's fade pass to Charles Clay fluttered out of bounds, and the game remained scoreless.

Finally, the Dolphins got on the board, courtesy of a 34-yard field goal by Sturgis. It was the first Dolphins score of any sort in 60 minutes, 17 seconds of game time.