Jets, Dolphins face off on Week 1 with first-place implications

The Miami Dolphins do not have much of a rivalry with the New York Jets. They played them 12 times, beating them just three times with one tie. But, that may be about to…

Jets, Dolphins face off on Week 1 with first-place implications

The Miami Dolphins do not have much of a rivalry with the New York Jets. They played them 12 times, beating them just three times with one tie. But, that may be about to change. This will be the second meeting between these two, and after last season’s 16-10 Dolphins victory in Week 14, the home-field advantage will likely rest on the trip south. Also, this could be a statement game, with both teams currently sitting in the basement of their respective divisions at 0-2.

The Jets have reportedly bolstered their pass rush this offseason, as they signed Maurice Hurst to a four-year, $18.5 million contract, and added veterans Kony Ealy and Avery Williamson. The Dolphins are still desperate for a pass rusher. Also, the Colts’ defensive front is extremely disruptive. Regardless, this matchup should be entertaining for fans in East Rutherford, NJ.

Jets LB Josh Martin was asked this week to compare his new setup to the one he was used to last season with the Dolphins.

“If you look at last year, I was probably playing a lot of weak-side end and right outside, even inside, so it was kind of a switch for me, going from four to five technique,” Martin said to NJ Advance Media. “For me, there’s going to be more responsibilities now. I think the way I look at it, it’s something that’s going to take a little adjusting to, but I’m definitely up for the challenge.”

The Dolphins and Jets face off on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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