New York Jets (2-9) at Miami Dolphins (0-11)
1:00 pm EST, CBS
Sunny, 81 degrees
Line: Dolphins -1, Over/Under 38
Team Offensive Rankings
Jets - 30th total offense (280.8), 20th rush offense (96.5), 25th pass offense (184.3), 25th scoring offense (16.5)
Dolphins - 27th total offense (290.1), 15th rush offense (109.2), 26th pass offense (180.9), 24th scoring offense (16.6)
Team Defensive Rankings
Jets - 30th total defense (366.3), 31st rush defense (150.5), 18th pass defense (215.7), 28th scoring defense (25.3)
Dolphins - 16th total defense (325.1), 30th rush defense (148.5), 3rd pass defense (176.6), 27th scoring defense (25.2)
Jets: WR Jerricho Cotchery, QB Marques Tuiasosopo, CB Andre Dyson, DE Mike Devito, T Jacob Bender, T Adrian Jones, TE Jason Pociask, and DE Kareem Brown
Dolphins: LB Zach Thomas, OT Anthony Alabi, WR Kerry Reed, DE Derreck Robinson, LB Rob Ninkovich, DBs Jereme Perry and Tuff Harris, and DT Anthony Bryant
3 Absolute Keys to the Game
1. Win special teams battle. This is quite simple. Ted Ginn needs to make a play or two in the return game. Doesn't have to be a touchdown, but good field position is a must. On the flip side, the Dolphins' coverage unit must contain Leon Washington and not allow him any big returns.
2. Aggressive play calling by Miami. We've all talked about this a lot this past week. Cam's play calling, especially since John Beck took over, has been too conservative and predictable. Time for Cam to let John try and make some plays down the field. It's time to pass more on first down and try deep passes on 2nd and short. Now's the time, Cam. NOW!!!!
3. Pressure Kellen Clemens. He's a young quarterback who is liable to make mistakes. The Dolphins have only 17 sacks in 11 games. However, last week, they were able to get some pressure on Big Ben by using creative blitzes. Dom Capers needs to do the same thing today to force some turnovers and create some big plays.
Prediction: This has to be the week, doesn't it? The Dolphins are even favored. So let's get it done!!! Dolphins win 20-16.
**UPDATE**: Speechless. We've reached a new rock bottom. I need to just forget about this team for a while. So I'm out of here for now. Continue providing your thoughts below. I'll be back later tonight with my usual recap post.