The 1-2 Miami Dolphins, coming off a highly embarrassing 41-14 loss in South Florida to Buffalo, travel to England to take on division rival, the 2-1 New York Jets in a 9:30 AM kickoff on CBS. The Jets are coming off of their first loss of the year, a 24-17 loss in New Jersey to Philadelphia. The Dolphins needs this game to save their season, and the coaches needs this game to save their jobs. There is a lot of buzz that changes COULD be coming in Miami if the Dolphins were to lose this game.
Let’s take a look and see how these teams matchup.
Miami comes into the game offensively generating 344.3 yards per game, which ranks 19th in the NFL. Miami is generating 271.7 yards per game passing, which ranks 8th, and are 28th in the run game, generating only 72.7 yards per game. The Dolphins are scoring only 17.0 points a game, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They face a stellar defense in the Jets, who come in ranked 4th in total defense, giving up 298.3 yards per game. The Jets are givng up 191.7 yards in the pass game, which ranks 4th, and are giving up 106.7 yards in the run game, which comes in at 17th in the NFL. They are the top ranked scoring defense in the NFL, giving up 13.7 points per game.
Once again, the Dolphins will go into the game without starting OLT Branden Albert, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury. This is not good news for a unit that continues to struggle, especially the 2 offensive guards. Somehow, the Dolphins will need to perform better on the offensive line if this offense is going to have …read more