Three Match-Ups To Watch: The Dolphins

The three key match-ups to watch as the 9-3 Jets look to clinch a playoff berth on Sunday against Miami.

Three Match-Ups To Watch

1. Mark Sanchez vs. Miami's Secondary –

Following a three interception performance, Sanchez will be called on to manage the offense and limit mistakes. Of course, his job should be made easier by the fact that the Jets won't be down 17-0 at the end of the first quarter. Then again, the Dolphins secondary is deep and highly rated and have shown to be good at limiting targets.

Advantage: Even

2. Karlos Dansby vs. Jets OLine –

The inside linebacker is having yet another solid season, leading the team with 84 tackles. Dansby has great pursuit and is good at stopping the run and in three games against the Jets, boasts an impressive 17 tackles. A Jets OLine that struggled on Monday night must keep him from stuffing the gaps.

Advantage: Miami

3. Brandon Marshall vs. Jets Secondary –

Whether Darrelle Revis or Antonio Cromartie draw the assignment of Marshall, either player will have their hands full. Marshall is arguably the game's most complete receiver and has 15 catches in two career games against New York for a total of 221 yards.

Advantage: Miami

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