Both teams have put in Jekyll and Hyde performances through the first two weeks of the season, I expect we'll see a performance that will reflect either teams performance from week one, with Ryan Tennerhill lining the Jets secondary pockets with numerous interceptions and Mark Sanchez moving the chains with ease. Last week the Dolphins ran the no huddle offense using the warm conditions to their advantage and i expect them to employ this approach once again as their only real threat comes from their ground game in the form of Reggie Bush who has racked up an impressive 241 yards from 40 carries.
The Jets front seven lead by Sione Pouha is expected to keep Bush under 75 yards (in my mind). The offense will once again be without Dustin Keller, Stephen Hills pace will be a huge factor and i expect him to expose the inadequacies of the of the Dolphins secondary and I feel that by going to Hill early in the game, this could open up greater opportunities for Holmes and Kerley. All in all I expect a tough opening with the Jets rallying to a 27-13 victory. (Mark Teece @TeeceMr )
Simply put, this is an early season must win for the Jets. With the 49ers and Texans coming to town the next two weeks and a week 7 tilt with the Patriots looming, it is vital that they take care of business in a very winnable game against the rival Miami Dolphins. I think they’ll pass this test with flying colors, specifically Mark Sanchez, who needs a bounce back game after last Sunday’s disaster. He enters the perfect environment to do so, facing a secondary that let Carson Palmer throw for 373 yards last week
Their defense is built to stop the run, so the Jets offense will go as far as their quarterback can take it.Defensively, they key is stopping running back Reggie Bush. Bush is second in the league in rushing with 241 yards and presents a similar skill set to Bills running back C.J. Spiller, who torched this defense for 169 yards in the opener. If Bush is allowed to run wild, it could be a long day in Miami. If the defense can contain Bush, it puts a great deal of pressure on rookie quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, who showed great improvement and a strong connection with receiver Brian Hartline, in their week 2 victory, but is still learning on the job.
The Jets secondary is light years ahead of the Raiders unit he faced last week, in addition to their more formidable pass rush. I see Tannehill flashing a lot of rookie moments rather than the vast potential he showed last week. The defense gets back to its roots and dominates today, putting the Jets at 2-1 and giving them a key 2-0 record in the division. Jets 24, Dolphins 10 (Justin Baldinger @J_Baldinger )