Jets vs. Dolphins: 6 ways New York can win rematch in Week 15

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There aren’t a lot of wins available for the 3-10 Jets in the final four games of the season, but they have a shot at revenge in Week 15.

The Dolphins already beat New York in Week 11, but this is a winnable game for Gang Green. Though Miami is coming off its bye and on a five-game winning streak, the Dolphins have only played one team with a record over .500. New York, meanwhile, is healthier this week than the past few weeks and will have Zach Wilson under center instead of Joe Flacco, who managed a 278-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 11.

With all that in mind, here are six ways the Jets can win their rematch with the Dolphins.

Force at least 2 turnovers

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New York hasn’t forced many turnovers this season, but it needs to in order to beat Miami. The Dolphins have only turned the ball over twice in the past four games but did so 12 times during their seven-game losing streak earlier this season. The Jets can’t just take the ball away, though. Gang Green must capitalize on any turnovers and put up points.

Sack Tua Tagovailoa

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The Jets’ pass rush has been hit-or-miss all season. They’ve tallied 10 total in the past three games, but have also had extended spurts without a sack. New York didn’t register a sack against the Dolphins in Week 11 despite Miami’s porous offensive line. That needs to change in Week 15. The Dolphins allowed 17 sacks in their seven losses.

Hold Dolphins under 200 passing yards

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Miami’s offense runs through its passing attack. When the Dolphins can’t get that going, they flounder. They’re 1-4 in games with fewer than 200 passing yards and 5-3 in games with more. That’s a tall task for the Jets’ bad secondary, but one New York needs to focus on to keep the game close.

Better running game

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The Dolphins’ run defense has looked better of late but has played poorly in the past. Miami allowed 114.4 rushing yards in its seven losses and only 79.16 yards in the wins. The Jets should feed Michael Carter and Tevin Coleman, who are both poised to return in a fully-healthy backfield.

No turnovers

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Week 14 was the first time the Jets didn’t give away the ball this season. They didn’t win, but that kept them in the game until the end. Miami has forced eight turnovers in five of its wins and only three total in its seven losses. More of the story: the Jets need to protect the football again.

Open up passing game

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The Dolphins’ secondary has been hot and cold this season. Teams that beat them averaged 7.8 passing yards per attempt, while the teams that lost only tallied 5.7 yards per passing attempt. The Jets must open the air game and look to get good shots downfield. Not having Elijah Moore or Corey Davis again will make things difficult for Wilson, but he still has weapons around him that Mike LaFleur needs to scheme into good situations.

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