Jets vs. Dolphins: Weather Report

Jan.1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) is tackled by New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (left) and inside linebacker Bart Scott (right) during the their game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Week 3 is upon us and the weather report for Miami, according to weather.com, when the Jets kick off will be a high of 84 degrees with scattered thunderstorms and a 40% chance of rain. The wind will come in from the east/north east at eight miles per hour, and the humidity will be at 78%.

Coming into the weekend, it’s been raining down in Florida. That field at Sun Life Stadium is a mess when wet.

So, who does the wet weather favor on Sunday?

Normally, I’d say that this would favor the home team because of the home field and the Dolphins would be used to the track of their stadium…

However, the wet conditions would favor the Jets. When you’re an northeast team, you basically play in all kinds of weather conditions — snow, rain, heat, cold… you name it. Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill played his college ball at Texas A&M. Last I checked, you don’t get a lot of rain and the schedule they keep don’t necessarily take them to the northeast.

The Jets have played in all types of weather conditions and Mark Sanchez is more used to throwing the ball in the rain. But in this game, the fish will see a heavy dose of Shonn Greene, and I would think Tim Tebow as a running back. Wet weather would favor more of a ball control game and that plays right into the Jets hands. The front four on defense need to be able to tackle and control Reggie Bush. As long as they do that, you can make the Dolphins one dimensional and make this a relatively easy day for Gang Green.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, NFL, Weather

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