Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets: Tale of the Tape

By Alan Schechter

Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin in the fourth quarter of a game against the Carolina Panthers at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson (r) laughs with head coach Rex Ryan (l) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Good morning Jets fans. We are just a bit over 24 hours away from the continuation of week 13. The “Road to MetLife Stadium” continues for two AFC East rivals. Tomorrow afternoon, the Jets welcome Ryan Tannehill, Lamar Miller, Mike Wallace, and the rest of Joe Philbin’s Miami Dolphins to MetLife Stadium for a key AFC East matchup.

The Jets will have their hands full with Mike Wallace, who is finally becoming the threat down the field that Miami needs, coming off his five reception, 127 yard performance against the Panthers last week. Don’t count out the Miami defense either, with Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon posting 6.5 sacks each.

Let’s take a look at the series between these two teams, as storied as it is.

Overall, the Jets lead with a record of 49-44-1. But, the Dolphins have come on strong in recent years, winning six out of the last nine games. They split the series is Joe Philbin’s first season as Dolphins’ head coach, and Rex Ryan is 3-5 against the Dolphins over the years. The last time these two teams met was October 28th of 2012, when Miami took the Jets at this same MetLife Stadium by a score of 30-9.

This current Dolphins’ roster plays well against the New York Jets. Daniel Thomas is looking for his third straight game with a rushing TD against the Jets. Lamar Miller averages 5.3 yards per carry against the Jets. Mike Wallace through his career has averaged 88 yards per game. Cameron Wake has one sack in each of the last three games against the Jets.

Mo Wilkerson has made his way into Jets’ history. His 10 sacks marks the first time the Jets have a double-digit sack man since John Abraham in 2005. Ed Reed has had past successes against Miami with five interceptions in seven career games.

We shall see how it all plays out tomorrow.