GAME PREVIEW

Only eight current Dolphins players were with the team the last time Miami was able to beat the New York Jets, way back on Nov. 9, 1997. Since then, the Dolphins have lost eight in a row to the Jets. But Miami has a different look this year, and that's the reason the Dolphins are confident the streak will end Sunday at Pro Player Stadium.

Tim Bowens, Sam Madison, Olindo Mare, Ed Perry, Derrick Rodgers, Tim Ruddy, Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas are the eight players who experienced the Dolphins' last victory over the Jets.

They remain vital part of the team, but it's some new additions — namely Ricky Williams and offensive coordinator Norv Turner — that could make the biggest difference on Sunday.

That, and the Dolphins' tremendous home-field advantage in September. Remember that the Dolphins haven't lost at home in August or September since 1993.

But we also need to point out that that last loss was to those same Jets.

What follows is a glance at the Dolphins-Jets matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (2-0) vs. New York Jets (1-1)

WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Fla.

TV: CBS (Greg Gumbel, play-by-play; Phil Simms, analysis; Armen Keteyian, sidelines)

LINE: Miami by 6

COACHES: Dolphins, Dave Wannstedt (3rd year with team); Jets, Herman Edwards (2nd year)

SERIES RECORD: Jets lead 37-35-1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS: 2001 at Miami, Jets 24, Dolphins 0; 2001 at New York, Jets 21, Dolphins 17; 2000 at Miami, Jets 20, Dolphins 3; 2000 at New York, Jets 40, Dolphins 37 (OT); 1999 at Miami, Jets 38, Dolphins 31

INJURIES: Dolphins — TE Desmond Clark (forearm) is out; S Scott McGarrahan (groin), LB Twan Russell (knee) and CB Patrick Surtain (knee) are questionable; DE David Bowens (hand), T Mark Dixon (ankle), CB Omare Lowe (ankle), DE Jason Taylor (neck), T Todd Wade (ankle) and S Shawn Wooden (shoulder) are probable.

Jets — CB Jamie Henderson (shoulder), FS Damien Robinson (groin) and T Chris Smith (knee) are questionable; WR Laveranues Coles (knee), G J.P. Machado (thumb) and G Randy Thomas (groin) are probable.


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