Dolphins vs Jets: Game Pick – AFC East rivals rumble

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The 1-0 Miami Dolphins go on the road to take on the 0-2 New York Jets in the AFC East for week 3.  Here is the pick for Dolphins vs Jets.

The Miami Dolphins got a big win on the road in week 2 over the Los Angeles Chargers, escaping with a 19-17 win.  While the New York Jets got blown out on the road by the Oakland Raiders, Dolphins vs Jets is a rivalry game and division bragging rights are on the line.

With a win in week 3, the Miami Dolphins can to go to 2-0, while the Jets players and coaches hope to avoid falling to 0-3.  I say the players and coaches, because 0-3 is probably is where the Jets management wants to be.

After trading or releasing some of their most prominent players, tanking to get a top QB in the 2018 NFL draft seems to be the New York Jets chief strategy off the field this season.  But on the field, the team is still engaged in try to win.

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The Miami Dolphins will want to pound the rock with running back Jay Ajayi, who rushed for 122 yards on the Chargers last week.  The Dolphins can then let quarterback Jay Cutler go up top to receivers DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.

The Jets rushed for 126 yards themselves in week 2, and they need to continue to try to establish the run.  The Jets won’t win a shootout with the Dolphins.  They have to control time of possession and try to wear down the Dolphins defense.

Dolphins vs Jets is a division game, so there’s a heated rivalry between these teams.  And although the Jets prospects for a winning season aren’t good, they always want to try to beat the Dolphins.

However, the New York Jets just don’t have enough on offense to defeat the Miami Dolphins.  If they limit their turnovers and run the football well, then the Dolphins will win this game on the road.

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Winner:   Dolphins

Score prediction:       24-17  Dolphins 

Points spread:      Dolphins  -6

Over/under:  43 – Under