Miami Dolphins 2015 game by game prediction

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Sep 3, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets free safety Durell Eskridge (35) rushes for yardage before being stopped by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Bryan Braman (56) during second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Week Four

New York Jets in London

Much like the Bills the Jets are for now all defense. A defensive unit that could be the best in the NFL. The problem for the Jets is there are too many questions on offense and especially at quarterback. The Jets traded for Brandon Marshall in the off-season and will have Eric Decker returning as well. The Jets use a committee at running back but Chris Ivory is expected to be the more dominant back. One thing that bodes well for New York is they have a strong offensive line.

Why I think the Dolphins will win.

Miami plays New York well and play very well in England, the site of this game. Home teams are normally required to arrive early in London so the Dolphins might have more time to adjust to the time zone change. Offensively Miami will have a hard time attacking the Jets secondary but the duo of Antonio Cromartie and Darrell Revis can be beat with change of direction routes and Miami should be able to use their tight-ends to their advantage. Miami will also have just come off a Bills game where the game plan should be somewhat similar. Ryan Tannehill will need to be on his best game while the Defense needs to put pressure on the Jets offense. Pressure will create turnovers and the Dolphins need to be on the positive end of that spectrum.

Why the Dolphins could lose.

The Jets defense is run by former Miami Dolphins line coach Kacey Rodgers and he knows the Dolphins offensive system run by Bill Lazor. He also knows the Ryan Tannehill tendencies as well. I would expect the Jets to use a combination of inside stunts defensively to confuse the younger Miami offensive line and put pressure on Ryan Tannehill to make bad throws. If the Jets can make Tannehill throw before he is ready the Jets could win the turnover battle and score points. Field position is going to play a big part in this game despite the fact that the Jets will struggle on offense.


Miami 24 – Jets 17