Keys to the game for the Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets

The Miami Dolphins (6-5) travel to Metlife Stadium to face AFC East division rival New York Jets (2-9. This game is very important for the Dolphins as they must in my opinion win 4 of the next 5 games to get a playoff birth in the AFC. While the Jets who are already out of contention look to play spoiler in this one as they turn back to Geno Smith at quarterback.

My Keys to the game for the Dolphins

  1. Pressure Geno Smith: The front 7 needs to put pressure on Geno and make him feel uncomfortable whether it be sacks or or just pressure that forces him to make mistakes like throwing interceptions which he as already thrown 10 on the season.
  2. Protect Tannehill: The offensive line did a good job last week allowing only one sack and will need to do again this week. The Dolphins will catch a break this week as it looks like Muhammad Wilkerson will not play due to a toe injury, but still the offensive line will need to play well and give Tannehill time to make plays.
  3. Give the ball to Lamar Miller: It feels like sometimes the Dolphins get away from handing the ball off to Lamar Miller whether it be the play calling or rotation at running back. I think they need to put the ball in Miller's hands more and let him make plays like he can especially at the end of the game.
  4. Know where Percy Harvin is at all times: Percy Harvin is the Jets most explosive offensive weapon and the defense needs to know where he is at all times, The Jets will move him all around whether it be in the backfield, slot or on the outside. The Dolphins can't let him get behind them in coverage.
  5. Tackle the football: The Dolphins had a hard time last week tackling the football allowing CJ Anderson break tackles and get more yards after contact. The Dolphins worked on fundamentals this week and need to clean up tackling and making sure they get guys onto the ground.