Dolphins vs Jets : The Jets will come into this game looking to put the events of the past week behind them. The trade deadline came and went with only one move being made — Leonard Williams was shipped to the New York Giants — but that didn’t stop headlines from being made.
The situation with Jamal Adams dominated the news cycle for the majority of the past week and both the Jets and Adams will be looking to simply move on. A win this week would likely go a long way towards doing just that.
The Dolphins likely will be without safety Reshad Jones and center Daniel Kilgore again when they face the New York Jets on Sunday.
Both players were listed as doubtful when the Dolphins released their final injury report of the week. Kilgore (knee) was limited in practice all week, while Jones (chest) practiced on a limited basis the past two days after sitting out Wednesday.
The only player ruled out by the Dolphins was cornerback Ken Webster, who sustained an ankle injury in the game at Pittsburgh on Monday night.
The Dolphins listed four players as questionable: DB Walt Aikens (hip), CB Ryan Lewis (knee), DE Avery Moss (ankle) and T J’Marcus Webb (quad).
Aikens and Moss were limited in practice all week; Lewis was added to the injury report Friday but was listed as a full participant; and Webb was limited in practice Friday after first being added to the injury report Thursday as a full participant.
SERIES TREND: The Dolphins have had the upper hand in the series of late, winning the last three games and five of the past six. The run started in 2016 with a 27-23 victory in Miami and includes sweeps that year and in 2018.
HISTORY LESSON: In a strange scheduling twist, this mark the third time in four years the Dolphins and Jets have played in Miami in Week 9. The victories in 2016 and 2018 also happened in Week 9 — on Nov. 6, 2016 and Nov. 4, 2018, to be precise. This will mark the teams’ first meeting on Nov. 3. Read more Dolphins-Jets Matchup Memories here.
At the time, the “Killer Bs” were probably the premier defense in the NFL. We were either first or second in almost every statistical category: points against, yards allowed, turnovers, three-and-outs. We were a very close unit. Remember, that was the year of a strike so we only played nine regular season games. But we stayed close during the time away. We worked out together and held our own practices. This is way before group texts. It took a lot of phone calls to organize the guys, but we had nearly perfect attendance.
We had played the Jets twice in the regular season and beat them both times. At that time, no team in NFL history had ever beaten a team three times in one season. We didn’t feel any extra pressure in facing them for a third time. We were prepared to win. Coach (Bill) Arnsparger had a great game plan. They had four dynamic players on offense in Wesley Walker, Bruce Harper, Freeman McNeil and Jerome Barkum and Arns developed a game plan to take them out of the game. He just made some great calls and we executed our game plan.