The Miami Dolphins will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they face the New York Jets on Sunday. This will be the second—and final—meeting between these two AFC East Division rivals in 2017, with the Jets already having one win under their belt. With the game rapidly approaching, let's examine what the experts are saying about this weekend's contest.
David Steele - Sporting News
Prediction: Jets win 18-14
The FBI’s New York regional office is still investigating the theft of a touchdown at MetLife Stadium last Sunday. In a just world, that would inspire the Jets, knowing how close they were to a season- and perception-altering win over the Patriots. Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ comeback win in Atlanta did not erase the doubts about either their offense or Jay Cutler.
Elliot Harrison - NFL.com
Prediction: Dolphins win 22-16
There might be some ugly football played in South Florida this week. The Dolphins surely have a bad taste in their mouth after getting manhandled by the Jets earlier this season. If Jay Ajayi can run like he did in Atlanta last Sunday, this outcome will be totally different than last month's meeting in Jersey.
Chris Simms - Bleacher Report
Prediction: Jets win 20-17
This is an interesting matchup because the Dolphins seem to have figured out how to get their running game going. At the same time, Miami has a stout defensive front that can make it difficult to run the ball.
The problem for the Dolphins is they have issues with the passing game. They are doing a better job of protecting quarterback Jay Cutler, but he and the rest of the aerial attack are inconsistent. At the same time, pass defense is a weakness for Miami. While the Jets don't have a truly frightening passing attack, they do some great things scheme-wise, and Josh McCown is a capable signal-caller.
James Walker - ESPN
Prediction: Dolphins win 17-14
The Dolphins were embarrassed by the Jets in Week 3, and that revenge and motivation should have Miami focused at home Sunday. The Dolphins have won a franchise-record 11 consecutive games decided by seven points or fewer, and this should be another close one. Look for Miami's defense to force a pair of turnovers in an ugly game.
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