EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Chad Pennington threw two touchdown passes, ran for another and consistently moved the New York Jets' offense in a 31-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Leon Washington returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score, and Thomas Jones rushed for 110 yards for the Jets (1-2).
Ronnie Brown scored on a 22-yard pass from Trent Green with 1 minute 15 seconds left to pull the Dolphins within three points.
Brown had 112 yards rushing and two touchdowns and 99 yards receiving and one touchdown. But he couldn't keep the Dolphins from their first 0-3 start since 2004.
Pennington was injured in the opener against New England, and backup Kellen Clemens started in his place the previous week at Baltimore. Pennington was 15 for 22 for 124 yards.
Cam Cameron is off to the worst start for a first-year Miami coach since George Wilson started 0-5 in 1966.
Quoteworthy: "I tried to hit it like Forrest Gump, man." -- Leon Washington, Jets returner, on his 98-yard touchdown