Miami Dolphins: need to know about Jets offense

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Sep 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepare to snap the ball during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The best part of the Jets offense starts up front. Anchored by center Nick Mangold, the offensive line is a strong unit that plays very well together, most of the time. They have surrendered only two sacks this season. The Dolphins on the other hand have one.

Mangold isn’t the only lineman who has an all-pro history. Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson quietly goes about doing his job. The long time left tackle is one of the best in the NFL and continues to get better each season despite the fact that he is entering his 10th in the NFL.

Right tackle is solid as well with Breno Giacomini but it’s the guard positions that could give the Dolphins a little bit of an edge. James Carpenter is at left guard and Brian Winters is at right. Both are good solid guards but they are the weakest part of the Jets offensive line and the Dolphins will need to get a lot of push from tackles Ndamukong Suh and Earl Mitchell. Suh simply can not afford to be handled one on one.

If the Dolphins are going to win this game they have to control the line of scrimmage. If the Jets win the trench battles the Dolphins defense will get picked apart by the dink and dunk passing game that will serve the Jets well enough to win.

Miami’s secondary can’t handle the pressure of coverage when the quarterback has all day to throw. A familiar face will line up opposite the Dolphins at wide-receiver.

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