New York Jets Desperate For a Win against Division-Rival Dolphins
The New York Jets travel to Miami this week for a tilt with the New York Jets. Despite coming off a 27-10 thrashing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Two, the Jets are three-point road favorites against the Dolphins.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez and the Jets will need to put their Week Two loss behind them if they are to be among our NFL picks on week 3. Sanchez struggled mightily for most of the Steelers loss. He wound up completing just 10 of 27 passes for 138 yards. Backup quarterback Tim Tebow was again employed in the Jets ‘Wildcat’ package against the Steelers, but was largely ineffective. However, given Sanchez’s travails thus far, talk is increasing out of New York that Tebow should be given more of a role in the Jets’ offense. This growing quarterback controversy is exactly what critics of the Tebow trade had in mind when the deal was completed this offseason.
The Jets also may have to overcome a few key injuries when they travel to Miami. All-Pro cornerback Darrel Revis could miss his second consecutive game because of a concussion, while linebacker Bryan Thomas and tight end Dustin Keller are both dealing with hamstring injuries and are listed as questionable against the Dolphins.
The Jets catch a Miami team this week that is coming off a sharp 35-13 win over the Raiders as home underdogs in Week Two. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill looked much-improved against the Raiders in his second career start and running back Reggie Bush had a breakout performance with 172 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns.
The Jets have the look of a team on the verge of imploding. Coach Rex Ryan seems to have lost control of this team. Though it’s obviously early in the season, this week’s game could go a long way in determining what the Jets ultimately do this season. Miami has the looks of a team on the improve and seem highly capable of pulling the straight-up upset. Take the three points and Dolphins.