Miami Dolphins: need to know about Jets offense

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Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Bair (93) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets offense has put an average of 22.7 points per game on the board and are averaging 333 yards per game. Behind quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick the Jets are averaging 232.7 yards passing and behind their running attack are averaging 100.7 yards per game. Overall the offense is ranked 21st in the league. Two spots lower than the Miami Dolphins.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick is a streaky quarterback who can get rattled easily in the pocket. He is a journeyman quarterback who isn’t going to win many foot races. The Dolphins need to keep him in the pocket and keep pressure on him from the edges. If they can do that, Fitzpatrick will make ill advised throws.

Fitzpatrick is ranked 19th in the league in passing. He is 72 of 116 attempts for a 62.1 completion percentage.  More importantly his inconsistency is hurting the team. He has seven touchdowns to five interceptions over three games and has a 78.1 QBR.

Over three games this season, Fitzpatrick is averaging 235.3 yards per game as the teams starter.

Chris Ivory

The Jets offense gets a lot better when they run the ball. Chris Ivory is the 7th best rusher in the league after three weeks averaging 17 attempts per game. He has 34 rushes on the season for 148 yards and a 4.4 yards per carry average. His numbers are not great but consistent.

Ivory has scored two touchdowns on the ground, his longest a 19 yard run. The Dolphins must find a way to stop the Jets rushing attack. It’s something they failed to do in three weeks thus far and Ivory is probably the third best rusher they have faced just ahead of rookie T.J. Yeldon who is looking impressive in this short season.

The key for the Dolphins is to control the offensive line, something they have yet to do at all this season. The Jets have a very good well balanced offensive front that will keep the Dolphins defensive players from shooting the gaps. Miami has to be physical up front to beat this offensive line.

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