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Following the dismantling of the San Francisco 49ers last week by your Miami Dolphins we move on to facing the hated New York Jets this week. The schedule originally had us traveling to Denver, Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos this week but due to the shuffling of the schedule, due to certain other teams issues with Covid we now have a home game this week with our bye week moved up to next week.
Under former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase the New York Jets remain winless to this point of the season. The Jets to this point have lost all five of their games by more than a single score with the closest game being separated by 10 points in week one against the Buffalo Bills. They have since followed that up with losses by 31 to 13 to the San Francisco 49ers, 36 to 7 to the Indianapolis Colts, 37 to 28 to the Denver Broncos and 30 to 10, last week to the Arizona Cardinals.
Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold will miss this weeks game and will be replaced by back up and former Baltimore Ravens starter Joe Flacco. Flacco has had almost no game experience this year having thrown only two passes for 16 yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue in the starting roll this week for the Dolphins. Fitz for his part is coming off his best game of the season versus the 49ers defense. Ryan completed 22 of his 28 pass attempts for 350 yards and three touchdowns in that game.
As far as how the two teams stack up statistically on offense, the Dolphins are ranked 25th in the league, gaining an average of 355.2 yards per game vs. the Jets who are ranked 31st with 300.5 yards per game. The Dolphins are ranked 21st in passing yards gained per game with 248.5 yard per. The Jets sit at 30th with 202 yards per game. Rushing has the Phins ranked 20th with 106.8 yards on the ground per game. The Jets rank 26th with 98.5 yard on the ground per game.
Defensive stats favor the Jets over the Dolphins with the Jets yielding an average of 368.75 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the NFL. On the flip site the Dolphins are ranked 27th, giving up 409.75 yards per game. Against the passing game the Jets are ranked 15th, giving up 239.76 yards per contest while the Phins sit ranked 28th, yielding 285 yards through the air per game. The Dolphins are slightly better against the run this season, ranked 20th, giving up 124.75 yards per game. The Jets are ranked 22nd after giving up 129 yards per game.
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New York Jets (0-5) 4th AFC East @ Miami Dolphins (2-3) 3rd AFC East
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- When: Sunday, October 18th, 4:05 PM EST
- TV: CBS
- Broadcast Team: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
- NFL Sunday Ticket: Channel 714
- Live Stream: FuboTV; Yahoo Sports Mobile App; NFL.com; NFL Game Pass (Will be available after the live conclusion of the game)
- Radio Broadcast: Dolphins Radio Network
- Radio Broadcast Team: Jason Taylor, Jimmy Cefalo & Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper (sideline Reporter)
- Odds: Miami Dolphins -10
- Over/Under: 47.0
- Game Time Weather: Scattered thunderstorms, 84°F
- All Time Head To Head: New York Jets Lead 55-52-1
- Most Recent Meeting: The New York Jets won 22 to 21 @ Miami, Week 14, 2016
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