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Pundit Predictions: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

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Find out who the experts are picking between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets.

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The Miami Dolphins will be searching for consecutive victories when they visit East Rutherford to face the winless New York Jets. With kickoff rapidly approaching, let's take a look at what the experts are saying about Sunday's contest.

David Steele - Sporting News

Prediction: Dolphins win 24-14

Steele's analysis:

The Dolphins generated as many questions in a narrow win at the Chargers as they would have in a loss — shaky coaching decisions, Lawrence Timmons' absence, the way they left the Chargers in position to steal it. That might give the Jets reason to believe they can steal one, despite the way they've been dominated in their first two games. If the Jets had any offensive weapons for the Dolphins to worry about … the Dolphins might be more worried about this.

Elliot Harrison - NFL.com

Prediction: Dolphins win 30-14

Harrison's analysis:

Dolphins at Jets will be an extremely close, ugly football game until late in the fourth quarter. Jay Cutler will throw 55 bubble screens and Josh McCown will throw 55 times to guys you've never heard of. Well, maybe not, if Jermaine Kearse and Matt Forte get involved in the Jets' offense again.

Chris Simms - Bleacher Report

Prediction: Jets win 20-19

Simms' analysis:

I still have major concerns about the Miami Dolphins pass defense, especially with no Lawrence Timmons. The Dolphins traded for Stephone Anthony, but he isn't likely to have a big impact on the defense this week.

The New York Jets defense, though, is still a formidable unit. There is enough talent there to give Jay Cutler and the Miami offense problems. If the Jets' impressive front can shut down Jay Ajayi and the ground game, there's going to be a ton of pressure on Cutler too.

James Walker - ESPN

Prediction: Dolphins win 28-17

Walker's analysis:

Miami has won four of its past five meetings against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. Miami's offense and quarterback Jay Cutler showed flashes in Week 2 but could have a breakout game. The Jets allowed more points (66) than anyone in the NFL through two games.


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