Miami Dolphins At New York Jets: The Beginning Of The End?

Dramatic in the title again? I don't think so. Despite losing by 42 points to New England, it isn't time to hit the panic button yet on the 2010 New York Jets season. You don't hit that button after one loss that was preceded by a four-game winning streak. However, make no mistake if the Jets can't come back home and beat the 6-6 Miami Dolphins, then it is time to hit the panic button and hit it hard.

You could only imagine the mass hysteria that will surround this team if they aren't resilient enough to beat such an average opponent in their own building, especially with trips to Pittsburgh and Chicago coming up. The talk will be swirling about 9-2 turning into 9-7 and the Jets having an epic Mets-like collapse, and there is no way that it wouldn't impact the team. There is only one way to calm the storm of concern from the New England debacle, and that is going home and handling business against the Miami Dolphins.

Let's not let a loss to our other bitter rivals signal the beginning of the end for the 2010 New York Jets as serious Super Bowl contenders.

The Dolphins fancied themselves contenders heading into this year but have found out the hard way that Chad Henne isn't a very good quarterback, Ronnie Brown isn't an elite back in the league, Ricky Williams is old, they overpaid for Brandon Marshall, and their defense isn't reliable.

Miami lost at home to the Jake Delhomme led Cleveland Browns last week 13-10 on a last-second field goal.

Despite their record, Miami and New York is a rivalry game which means records often are thrown out the window. Yet, in this case that is no excuse for the Jets who desperately need a win to wash the taste of last Monday's game out of their mouth and to begin the uphill climb to stay in the race for the AFC East title.

Here are the team stats for the Dolphins heading into Week 14:

Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Chad Henne 11 77.5 228 367 62.1 2621 238.3 7.1 12 15 26 31 2.8 1.2 0 17 108
Chad Pennington 1 83.3 1 2 50 19 19 9.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Thigpen 4 63.7 23 41 56.1 266 66.5 6.5 1 2 10 52 13 5.2 0 6 39

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD
Davone Bess 12 2 -3 -0.3 -1.5 0 0 61 667 55.6 10.9 29 3
Ronnie Brown 12 156 589 49.1 3.8 51 3 23 166 13.8 7.2 24 0
Patrick Cobbs 10 3 -4 -0.4 -1.3 1 0 7 78 7.8 11.1 29 2
Brian Hartline 11 2 27 2.5 13.5 30 0 43 615 55.9 14.3 54 1
Chad Henne 11 26 31 2.8 1.2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Marshall 10 2 3 .300 1.5 4 0 58 693 69.3 11.9 46 1
Tyler Thigpen 4 10 52 13 5.2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ricky Williams 12 122 544 45.3 4.5 45 2 12 86 7.2 7.2 28 1

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG Lng TD
Davone Bess 12 61 667 55.6 10.9 29 3
Ronnie Brown 12 23 166 13.8 7.2 24 0
Patrick Cobbs 10 7 78 7.8 11.1 29 2
Anthony Fasano 11 32 434 39.5 13.6 31 4
Brian Hartline 11 43 615 55.9 14.3 54 1
Lex Hilliard 8 1 3 .400 3 3 0
Brandon Marshall 10 58 693 69.3 11.9 46 1
Marlon Moore 2 3 77 38.5 25.7 57 1
Roberto Wallace 6 4 46 7.7 11.5 19 0
Ricky Williams 12 12 86 7.2 7.2 28 1

Returns

Kickoff Returns Punt Returns
G KR YDS AVG Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Jonathan Amaya 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Davone Bess 12 0 0 0 0 0 20 234 11.7 47 0
Nolan Carroll 8 19 481 25.3 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Cobbs 10 14 293 20.9 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Marshall 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lousaka Polite 9 2 10 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clifton Smith 0 3 52 17.3 19 0 2 9 4.5 6 0

Punting

Punting
G Punts Yds AVG Lng In20 TB
Brandon Fields 12 50 2214 44.3 68 23 3

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Dan Carpenter 11 1 - 1 8 - 8 5 - 5 9 - 13 4 - 6 27 33 80.0% 18 18 100.0% 99

Defense

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
Ikaika Alama-Francis 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 7
Jonathan Amaya 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Baker 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
Yeremiah Bell 12 1.5 13 1 21 0 63 17 80
Joe Berger 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nolan Carroll 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Chris Clemons 11 .500 .500 1 0 0 40 7 47
Channing Crowder 6 0 0 0 0 0 18 4 22
Tyrone Culver 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Karlos Dansby 12 2 25 0 0 0 67 15 82
Vontae Davis 12 0 0 1 0 0 35 8 43
John Denney 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Dobbins 9 1 6 0 0 0 17 7 24
Al Harris 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Richie Incognito 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reshad Jones 6 1 10 1 0 0 6 1 7
Kendall Langford 11 2 3 0 0 0 23 12 35
Jake Long 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tony McDaniel 11 1.5 7.5 0 0 0 19 5 24
Koa Misi 12 3.5 20.5 0 0 0 19 9 28
Quentin Moses 9 1 8 0 0 0 10 3 13
Nate Ness 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jared Odrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Lousaka Polite 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Benny Sapp 12 0 0 1 0 0 24 6 30
Sean Smith 11 0 0 1 18 0 31 8 39
Paul Soliai 12 1 10 0 0 0 18 5 23
Austin Spitler 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Randy Starks 10 2 14 0 0 0 18 3 21
Cameron Wake 12 12 81.5 0 0 0 36 8 44
Jason Allen 8 0 0 3 17 0 24 10 34
Bobby Carpenter 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 6

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