After opening the season with a daunting seven game stretch against mostly playoff contenders, the Jets finally reach the easier stretch of the season. The next six games come against mostly teams with no chance at the playoffs. If the Jets are ever going to make any kind of run this season, the time is now, beginning with today’s game against the Dolphins.
The Jets have been a horrific mess this season, but the Dolphins have perhaps been even worse. The Dolphins have scored the fewest points in the NFL. They have one game all year in which they have scored more than 16 points. The Dolphins also have allowed the most points in the NFL this season. They have given up 30 or more points in five of seven contests thus far. This is a bad, bad Dolphins team; a loss to them by the Jets today would be a new low point for the year.
The Jets come into this game hurting, with nearly half the team on the injury report. Tight end Chris Herndon will likely remain sidelined with a hamstring injury, making it half the season and counting with Herndon on the sideline this year. The Jets will also be without the services of Ryan Kalil, C.J. Mosley, Neville Hewitt, Rontez Miles, Trumaine Johnson, and possibly Kelvin Beachum today. Blake Cashman is out for the year with a shoulder injury, leaving the Jets to start inside linebackers picked up off the street. It’s been that kind of year for the Green and White.
It’s the Jets and the Dolphins in what many are calling the worst matchup of the year in the NFL. Please leave your comments in the section cleverly marked “comments” below. Enjoy the game everybody.