New York Jets Game Notes: Week 3 vs. Miami Dolphins
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets runs a 40 yard touchdown pass against Bacarri Rambo #30 of the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on December 17, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

For the first time this season, the New York Jets are at home and prepare to welcome a familiar foe in the division rival Miami Dolphins.

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Miami Dolphins (1-0) at New York Jets (0-2)

History

  • Last season, Dolphins swept series for the first time since ’09, posting 27-23 win at Miami (Week 9) and a 34-13 win at MetLife Stadium (Week 15).
  • Dolphins are 4-1 in last 5 road games in series dating back to ’12.

Miami Dolphins By The Numbers

  • Defeated Chargers, 19-17, in Week 2.
  • Miami is 2-0 for the first time since ’13.
  • RB Jay Ajayi: 1,394 rushing yards, 8 TD in 16 regular-season games dating back to ’16 (100-plus yards in 5 games).
  • Including playoffs, allowed 20 sacks in last 13 games (10-3) dating back to ‘16; allowed 17 sacks in first 5 games (1-4) in ’16.
  • Including playoffs, Have rushed for 1,625 yards in last 13 games (10-3) dating back to ‘16; 362 rushing yards in first 5 games (1-4) in ’16…
  • Dolphins are 5-7 vs. AFC East rivals dating back to ’15 (4-2 in ’16)

New York Jets By The Numbers

  • Lost 45-20 to Raiders in Week 2.
  • Off to a 0-2 for first time since ’07.
  • 15 takeaways in 18 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • Totaled 36 takeaways in 15 wins, 9 takeaways in 19 losses dating back to ’15.
  • Totaled 307 points, 29 offensive TD in 18 games since ‘16 (scored 387 points, 44 offensive TD in ’15).

Things To Look For

Despite the 0-2 start, the Jets have not rolled over to their opponents as some had predicted. Still, their defense was gashed by both the Bills (190) and Raiders (180) to the tune of 370 yards on the ground. Meanwhile, the Dolphins look like they have picked up where they left off a year ago when their running game propelled the club to a 9-2 finish. Look for a lot of Ajayi on Sunday from Adam Gase and more frustration on the part of the New York defense.

 NEXT: Stopping Jay Ajayi Means Stopping The Dolphins 


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