5 Historic New York Jets-Miami Dolphins Matchups That Time Forgot 1
13 Dec 1998: Wayne Chrebet #80 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Allsport

The improving New York Jets head to South Florida in position to complete a season sweep of the Miami Dolphins.

New York Jets (3-3) at Miami Dolphins (3-2)

History

  • Jets in position to sweep season series for the second time in three years.
  • Jets posted a 20-6 win over Miami in Week 3 at MetLife Stadium
  • Jets have won four of last six meetings between teams dating back to clubs’ second encounter in ’14.
  • Jets own 5-2 road record in series (4-2 at South Florida, 1-0 at London) dating back to ’10.

Jets By The Numbers

  • Lost to Patriots 24-17 in Week 6.
  • Scored fewer than 20 points in 45-of-86 games dating back to ’12.
  • Allowed fewer than 100 yards rushing in 41-of-70 games dating back to ’13.
  • Allowed 41 TD passes, totaled 15 INT in 22 games dating back to ’16.
  • Have 22 takeaways in 22 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • Have 41 takeaways in 18 wins, 11 takeaways in 20 losses dating back to ’15.
  • Scored 384 points, 37 offensive TD in 22 games since ‘16 (scored 387 points, 44 offensive TD in ’15)

Dolphins By The Numbers

  • Defeated Falcons, 20-17, in Week 6 (rallied from 17-0 halftime deficit).
  • Including playoffs, scored 20 points or less in seven straight games dating back to Week 17 of ’16.
  • QB Jay Cutler: five TD passes, four turnovers in five games in ’17 (four TD passes, seven turnovers in 5 games with Bears in ’16).
  • Allowed 10 sacks in five games in ’17 (allowed 30 sacks in ’16; allowed 45 sacks in ’15, 46 sacks in ’14, NFL-high 58 sacks in ’13).
  • Dolphins are 5-8 vs. AFC East rivals dating back to ’15 (0-1 in ’17).
  • Including playoffs, have rushed for 1,951 yards in last 17 games (114.8 YPG) dating back to ‘16; 362 rushing yards in first five games (72.4 YPG) in ’16
  • Have a 12-4 record in last 16 regular season games dating back to ’16 (opened 1-4 in ’16).

Things To Look For

Both the Jets and Dolphins have managed to hang in this surprising AFC East race despite sluggish starts. The ‘Fins have won two straight after dropping two of their first three games, while Todd Bowles’ team is 3-1 since beginning the season with losses to the Bills and Raiders. The one troubling aspect of the Green and White is that run defense, which may be getting ready to get a very large dose of Dolphins’ RB Jay Ajayi on Sunday.

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