Rex Ryan officially put Monday's 45-3 debacle against New England to rest as New York's head coach performed a burial of the game ball beneath the soil at the Jets' practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. Ryan's message stirred Gang Green as they prepare for a pivotal divisional bout with Miami this Sunday. Strangely enough, New York's loss on Monday night was its worst defeat since 1986, when they fell by the same score to….you guessed it…. the Miami Dolphins.
KEYS TO VICTORY:
1. Don't let Miami run wild out of the Wildcat
In the team's first meeting back in Week 3, Miami tallied only 84 yards on the ground as Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams were held in check at Sun Life Stadium. Miami's tailbacks are explosive as they both are flirting with 1000 yard seasons. New York will need to stay disciplined - filling lanes and indentifying assignments when Miami lines up in its renowned Wildcat formation. New York's third ranked rushing defense has yet to allow a single ball carrier to eclipse the century mark on the ground this season and aims to continue the trend against the Fish.
2. Too much Henne dizzies New York
Chad Henne seemingly saves his best performances for Gang Green as he has mustered a 101.7 quarterback rating against New York, completing 58 of 91 passes for five scores and one interception in three career games. Henne, with a career quarterback rating of 76.2, ratchets up his game against Rex's boys. In the Week 3 contest, Henne made good on 26 of 44 attempts amassing 363 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. The pick was a costly one, though, as Drew Coleman stepped in front of Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano late in the fourth quarter and inside New York's four yard-line, securing a 31-23 Jets win.