After their embarrassing loss against the Patriots on Monday night, the Jets are looking to bounce back this tomorrow against the Miami Dolphins. In week 3, the Jets beat the Dolphins 31 to 23, but that was coming off a big win in week 2 against the Pats. Now after their loss last week, the Jets will not be riding their momentum and will have to beat a 6-6 Miami team.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez had a tough game against the Pats, throwing for under 200 yards, and the Jets will need Sanchez to perform better than that in order to win this week. The Jets will also need their running game to bounce back so Sanchez can effectively use play action. The Dolphins have been able to score against the Jets defense in the past, so they will have to be able to score a lot this week as well, especially after being held to three points by the league worst Patriots’ defense.
Sanchez needs to spread the ball around to all the Jets’ weapons against a weak Dolphins secondary, so expect him to throw more to receiver Jericho Cotchery and tight end Dustin Keller along with his new favorite target Santonio Holmes. But the Jets receivers have to do their share of the work, as they dropped 5 or 6 easy catches last weeks.
The Dolphins Defense has struggled, allowing over 30 points four times this season, and star receiver Brandon Marshall is listed as questionable so the Dolphins will most likely be without their most effective weapon. Cornerback Darrelle Revis will match up against Davone Bess, but this may be irrelevant if quarterback Chad Henne plays like he has all season. Henne has been benched two separate times this year, and only has the starting job because no other quarterback is healthy. If the Jets can stop the Dolphins duo of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, then the Dolphins will have a tough time scoring.
Prediction: Jets 27, Dolphins 10