Game Preview: N.Y. Jets at Miami

After an 0-3 start, the Dolphins suddenly find themselves with a chance to get right back in the third of the AFC East race if they can beat the New York Jets on Monday night. Here's a breakdown of the matchup.

WHO: New York Jets (3-1) at Miami Dolphins (1-3)

KICKOFF: Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET

SITE: Land Shark Stadium


TV: ESPN (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)

SERIES: 87th regular season meeting. Jets lead series 46-39-1. Teams split the series in 2008, with each winning on the road. This will be the ninth Monday Night Football meeting between the teams, with the Jets holding a 6-3 edge.

PREDICTION: Jets, 24-17

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Jets are counting on the acquisition of WR Braylon Edwards to change how defenses gameplan due to the big-play threat he brings. But the offense still starts with the running game, especially as rookie QB Mark Sanchez attempts to rebound from a four-turnover game. Miami has a similar strategy, and rushed for 250 yards in QB Chad Henne's first career start. The Wildcat produced 58 yards on nine plays last weekend, and the key will be whether the Jets' 3-4 scheme that features a lot of pre-snap movement handles its run fits correctly.

FAST FACTS: The Jets have a three-game winning streak at Miami. ... The Dolphins' 39 all-time wins on Monday nights is second behind Dallas' 42. ... Miami will wear orange jerseys for just the third time in franchise history.


New York Jets

-- WR Braylon Edwards was satisfied with his first day of practice and believed he already had a grasp of the Jets' playbook. Much of the terminology is somewhat similar to what he was used to in Cleveland.

-- WR Brad Smith figures to get more balls thrown to him now that Chansi Stuckey is gone. The same may not hold true for David Clowney, who was the lone speed threat on the team until Braylon Edwards arrived.

Miami Dolphins

-- OL Shawn Murphy, who has worked predominately at right guard in his first two seasons, worked with the second team at left guard behind starter Justin Smiley, with practice squadder Andrew Hartline at second team right guard.

-- OL Nate Garner, who played a lot last week behind starting right guard, is also the backup right tackle, and Andrew Gardner continues to work as the second-team LG. Garner, a former seventh-round pick of the Jets, has been used as a tackle-eligible on the goal line in the last two games.

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