There is good and bad news within every team in the National Football League. For the Miami Dolphins (4-4), injuries have ultimately plagued this season. However, heading into a pivotal week nine battle versus their division rival the New York Jets to open the second half of the season, Miami sits right in the thick of things for a potential AFC Wildcard postseason berth.
The Dolphins hope to break a two-game losing skid, falling in ugly fashion to the Detroit Lions and Houston Texas in primetime. Miami and New York met earlier in week two, as the Dolphins exited MetLife Stadium with a win under their belts, 20-12. This is their 106th all-time meeting.
DATE: Sunday, November 4
TIME: 1:00 p.m. ET
SITE: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
LINE: MIA -3, O/U: 43.5
Radio: Dolphins Radio Network, KISS 99.9 FM, 560 WQAM, 1210 WNMA (Spanish)
Radio Announcers: English broadcast- Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast- Raul Striker Jr., Eduardo Martell
Three things to watch
1. Brock Osweiler Part Four - Yes, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase ruled out Ryan Tannehill (right throwing shoulder) for the fourth consecutive contest. Therefore, Brock Osweiler, who is 1-2 in three starts as Miami’s man under center, will get the nod again. Osweiler will make his first career start against a Jets defense that likes to blitz the quarterback on second and third-down scenarios.
2. Miami sees Darnold again - Jets rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold, who was drafted third overall, will get a second look at the Miami Dolphins and its defense. In September’s meeting, Miami’s William Hayes, Jordan Phillips and Vincent Taylor were on the field. Sunday will be a little bit different. William Hayes and Taylor sustained season-ending injuries, whereas Phillips was dealt to the Buffalo Bills. It will be interesting to see how Darnold performs, as Miami will switch multiple defenders throughout.
3. Offensive Shootout? - Heading into Sunday, the Jets are allowing 24 points per game, compared to the Dolphins’ 21.8. On the defensive side of the football, New York is giving up a woeful 391.8 yards per game. Miami is coughing up a head-scratching 417.3, as Miami’s run defense was downright horrendous in losses to Detroit and Houston.
This story was written by Brandon Liguori. Follow him on Twitter: @BLiguoriSports
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