5 issues the Miami Dolphins (3-7) have to do to get their third straight win, and beat the New York Jets (2-7) on the street in Week 11:
Present Tua Tagovailoa enough safety
Miami’s offensive line has been traditionally dangerous this season with pressures and sacks allowed. The unit is so dangerous that the Dolphins quarterbacks have solely about half a dozen makes an attempt a recreation the place they aren’t beneath strain, or being harassed. Tagovailoa’s pocket presence has allowed him to evade strain effectively and limits the sacks (eight in 170 makes an attempt), however he’s already enjoying with damaged ribs and a damaged center finger on his throwing hand. The very last thing Miami can afford is one other harm to their second-year quarterbacks. Count on Jets defensive sort out Quinnen Williams to be a problem for left guard Austin Jackson.
Produce greater than 21 factors
The Dolphins offense has solely scored 21 or extra factors 3 times this season, which explains why Miami is averaging 17.7 factors per recreation — practically a landing beneath the league’s common in 2021. Tagovailoa has a knack for efficiently getting his crew into the pink zone, the place the Dolphins are turning 57 p.c of the crew’s journeys contained in the 20 into touchdowns. The Jets protection is permitting 32.9 factors per recreation (ranked final), and have allowed touchdowns in 63.6 p.c of its opponents journeys contained in the pink zone. Albert Wilson had some success final week in opposition to the Ravens so the Dolphins ought to double down on making an attempt to get the run-after-catch receiver in house. He may be Miami’s jet sweep and gadget participant.
Pace up Joe Flacco’s processing velocity
The Jets are handing over the offense to Flacco, a 14-year veteran, whereas rookie Zach Wilson’s knee harm heals. The Jets determined to go along with the grizzled veteran over Mike White, even if Flacco has misplaced his final six begins. Flacco has a 6-1 profession report versus the Dolphins, however that one loss got here final season when he served as an injury-replacement for Adam Gase’s Jets crew. The Jets misplaced that recreation, 24-0, with Flacco finishing 21-of-44 passes and throwing for 186 yards with an interception. Miami sacked him 3 times, and if Emmanuel Ogbah, Jaelan Phillips and Andrew Van Ginkel can get strain on Flacco most of his passes will solely be check-down throws.
Include Jets tailback Michael Carter
Carter, the rookie tailback the Jets chosen within the fourth spherical, leads his crew in dashing (367 yards and 4 dashing touchdowns on 102 carries) and receptions (tied with Jamison Crowder with 31 receptions, which he’s was 306 yards). Carter averages 16.3 touches per recreation and is kind of harmful as a move catcher (9.9 yards per reception), which suggests if the Dolphins lock in on the rookie they need to have the ability to neutralize one-third of the Jets offense. Duke Riley has performed a big position in two of the previous three video games and Carter’s the right task for the protection specialist.
Rush for 100 yards
The Jets are giving up 133.9 dashing yards per recreation, and 4.7 yards per carry. The Jets have allowed 19 dashing touchdowns. If there was an ideal time, and opponent, to run in opposition to it will be the Jets due to the sport’s circumstances. However Miami averages the fewest dashing yards (73.6) within the NFL, and the productiveness has truly gotten worse previously month due to fixed adjustments at heart brought on by accidents. The Dolphins have to attempt to get Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed in house on tosses, sweeps and screens as a result of it will problem the Jets linebackers to diagnose shortly and hold tempo.