It’s week number 8, and the Jets head home to take on the Miami Dolphins in their second matchup of the year. The Dolphins are an improved bunch, coming off of their bye week well rested and with a 3-3 record. The Jets, however, come into this game off of a heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots last week in OT, dropping their record to 3-4. They are still in the thick of the divisional race, but need desperately to get to 4-4 heading into the bye week. Let’s take a look at the overal history between these two teams.
The last game was this season, we remember the result, Jets win 23-20 in OT. The last time these two teams played in New York was last October, when the Jets beat the Dolphins 24-6 on Monday night. This was the night of the pick six that Revis ended up disputing on the radio with Mike Francesa that ended in him hanging up the telephone. The Jets lead this series overall with a record of 49-43-1, but the Dolphins have one 5 out of the last 8. Here are some keys to victory:
BREAK OUT THE FRANK’S RED HOT
I had to break out my favorite brand of hot sauce for this one. Despite Reggie Bush taking offense, the Jets have to put some hot sauce on this guy. Don’t worry Reggie, all it means is that the Jets have to pay more attention to you. It’s well deserved, as for his career, Reggie Bush has averaged 6.5 yards per carry against the Jets. He also averages 86.3 yards per game against the AFC East as a member of the Dolphins. He is by far their most dynamic threat, he has to be stopped.
What do the Jets need to do? They need to set the edge, which has been a difficultly for the Jets in recent years. But they have a better chance this time. Why? Because the younger players are making an impact. Quinton Coples, Demario Davis, and Antonio Allen are getting quality time on the football field. Not coincidentally, the Jets defense has beem several degrees faster. These guys are going to be huge on Sunday, setting the edge and keeping them, therefore keeping Reggie in check.