Pat Leahy missed a 47-yard field goal attempt as time ran out in overtime and the New York Jets -- sparked by Richard Todd's four touchdown passes -- settled for a 28-28 tie today with the Miami Dolphins.
Both the Jets (1-3-1) and Dolphins (4-0-1) failed to gain scoring opportunities in the 15-minute overtime until a 12-yard pass from Todd to Bruce Harper gave the Jets a first down at the Dolphin 30, but two running plays later proved fruitless. With three seconds left, Leahy was wide right with his field goal attempt. The Dolphins got no farther than their own 37 in overtime.
Todd completed 28 of 34 passes for 310 yards, making scoring throws of 15 yards to Jerome Barkum, nine and 14 yards to Wesley Walker and 36 yards to Bobby Jones.
It was the pass to Jones with 1:09 left in regulation that allowed the Jets to tie the game.
The Jets' eight-play, 76-yard tying drive was highlighted by Todd's completions of 13 and six yards to Walker.
Don Strock replaced David Woodley (who suffered bruised ribs) just before the first period ended. Strock twice brought Miami from behind with touchdown passes of six and 23 yards to Nat Moore and set up another score with an 11-yard pass to Moore to the New York 1.
Miami has not beaten New York the last seven times they have met.