The Miami Dolphins rolled into Week 3 coming off a win over the Los Angeles Chargers and ready to continue their winning ways against the “worst team in the league” in the New York Jets. Things were looking up for the Dolphins as they worked to find their rhythm behind quarterback Jay Cutler and an offense that seemed like they needed a little more time to hit their full stride, but the potential was there.
It then took the Dolphins 59:59 to find any sort of points, coming away with a touchdown (and missed extra point) as time expired in a 20-6 loss to the Jets. Cutler finished the game 26-for-44 for 220 yards (a 5.0 yards per attempt average) with one touchdown and one interception. Running back Jay Ajayi picked up 16 yards on 11 carries.
The Dolphins came out of the game stunned - and then backed it up with a shutout loss to the New Orleans Saints a week later.
Four weeks later, the Dolphins are getting another shot at the Jets - just as the Miami offense looks like it may have found a rhythm and they are coming off a big win over the Atlanta Falcons and two-straight wins. Can they avenge that Week 3 loss?
Will the Dolphins avenge their Week 3 loss to the Jets?
This poll is closed
The Jets won two more games after the Dolphins game before losing last week to the New England Patriots in a game that included a controversial fumble call that allowed the Patriots to win 24-17. New York, now 3-3 on the year, are 21st in total offense thus far this year, 22nd in passing offense and 18th in rush offense. In comparison, the Dolphins are 32nd in overall offense, 32nd in pass offense and 27th in rush offense. Miami’s 12.2 points per game is still last in the league, while the Jets are 26th at 18.2 points per contest.
The Dolphins defense, meanwhile, is 11th in the league overall, 22nd against the pass and 4th against the run, while allowing just 16.8 points per game, the third best scoring defense in the league. The Jets are 25th in total defense, 15th against the pass and 28th against the run, while allowing 21.7 points per game, 13th in the league.
The Falcons game could be the contest that turned around the Dolphins’ season, but it could be this Jets game that proves whether that turn is real.