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Week 4: New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins Preview and Predictions

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This week the Miami Dolphins travel down to London to take on the New York Jets. Can they use London as a launching pad to reinvigorate their season? Click here for more.

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It's all too familiar for the Miami Dolphins. Hyped up in the preseason, yet failing to deliver when it matters most in games.

Yet there's still hope for Miami.

There are many parallels from this time last year when the team travelled to London to take on the Oakland Raiders, with a record of 1-2. After being convincingly beaten by the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs in week 2 and 3, it was in this game where the Dolphins turned the corner and defeated the Raiders in convincing fashion.

After that victory, the team went on to enjoy a further three wins, out of a possible four, going 5-3 at the halfway mark of the season.

Can the same thing happen again?

This is the game where Ndamukong Suh has to step up.  He was heralded as one of the best players in the NFL last season, but has thus far only made one sack. In fact, the team has allowed an astonishing 435 yards on the ground; that's second in the NFL.

As for offense, the team should be able to put up some numbers against the New York Jets. They gave up 24 points and 4 turnovers against the Eagles last week, after allowing only 17 points in their previous two games.

Final Prediction

After both teams landed in the UK on Friday, will this be a case of who recovers from jet lag the quickest? This is the game I can see the Dolphins turning the corner. The team will be desperate to win, and in convincing fashion. I will of course be at the game to witness a big win here for Miami in London.

Final Score

New York Jets 17 - 34 Miami Dolphins

Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter@AlexParish89.