The week’s New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins matchup will feature the Jets (9-3), and fresh off their destruction at the hand of the New England Patriots, and the Dolphins (6-6), fresh off their own embarrassment at the hands of the Cleveland Browns.
December is the time where the NFL’s elite step up and get ready for the playoffs. For the Jets, it’s time to see what they are made off. That means no turnovers. Over the last seven games, the Jets turnover differential is minus-7.
For the Dolphins, a loss Sunday will all but eliminate them from playoff contention. Expect all hands on deck. WR Brandon Marshall and LB Channing Crowder missed last week’s game, but were both back practicing Wednesday, and are expected to play.
WR Brian Hartline underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a hand injury, and the Dolphins are waiting for the doctor who performed the surgery to evaluate how it went before making a decision on whether or not to shut him down for the season.
Hartline has 43 receptions for 615 yards and one touchdown in 12 games this season. Marshall leads the team with 693 yards on 58 catches with Devon Bess second at 667 yards on 61 catches.
Expect Darrelle Revis to cover Marshall with Antonio Cromartie on Devon Bess. That leaves Eric Smith, Brodney Pool or a 3rd CB to cover Anthony Fasano (TE) with
The Dolphins are 5-1 on the road, their only loss at Baltimore.
The last nine Dolphins games have been: L,W,L,W,L,W,L,W,L