Dolphins face Jets, try for 1st winning season since 2008

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MIAMI (8-5) at NEW YORK JETS (4-9)

Saturday, 8:25 p.m. EST, NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 6-5-2, New York 5-6-2

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 53-48-1

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Jets 27-23, Nov. 6

LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Cardinals 26-23; Jets beat 49ers 23-17, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 15, Jets No. 27





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins look to clinch first winning season since 2008, when they went 11-5 and won AFC East with former Jets QB Chad Pennington leading way. ... Miami has won seven of eight overall, team's best run since winning nine of last 10 in 2008. ... Victory would give Dolphins first season sweep of Jets since 2009. ... Teams last met in Week 9, when Jets took 23-20 lead on Jalin Marshall's 18-yard TD catch with 5:42 left. But Kenyan Drake returned kickoff 96 yards for TD 27 seconds later for winning score. ... QB Matt Moore will start as replacement for Ryan Tannehill, who'll miss first game of five-year career after straining left knee last week. Moore's last NFL start was Jan. 1, 2012 - a Dolphins victory over Jets, with current New York coach Todd Bowles serving as interim Miami coach. Last week, Moore replaced Tannehill in third quarter and led Dolphins on winning drive vs. Cardinals. ... RB Jay Ajayi needs 44 yards rushing for 1,000, but averaging just 3.1 yards per carry in past three games. ... WR Jarvis Landry needs 77 yards receiving to reach 1,000 for second straight season, joining Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Irving Fryar, Brian Hartline and Brandon Marshall as only Dolphins to reach mark in consecutive seasons. He has 273 career receptions, most in NFL history by player in first three seasons. Landry leads Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. by seven catches. ... With 79 1/2 sacks, DE Cameron Wake needs 1 1/2 to surpass Jason Taylor for most by Dolphins player in first eight seasons. Needs 2 1/2 to move past James Harrison (81 1/2) for second in career sacks by undrafted players. ... K Andrew Franks kicked 21-yard FG as time expired to beat Cardinals last week, first winner of Franks' two-year career. ... Jets ended four-game skid with win at San Francisco. ... QB Bryce Petty set to make third NFL start after throwing for 257 yards and led Jets on winning drive vs. 49ers. ... RB Bilal Powell rushed for 145 yards, second-highest total of career, and two TDs, including 19-yard game-winning run in OT after replacing injured Matt Forte. His 179 yards from scrimmage were most by Jets RB on road since Curtis Martin's 175 in 2004 vs. St Louis. ... In last four games, rookie WR Robby Anderson leads Jets with 263 yards receiving on 15 catches. He's fourth on team with 34 catches and ranks eighth among rookie wide receivers in team history with 464 yards receiving. ... WR Brandon Marshall surpassed 12,000 career yards receiving last week, accomplishing feat in 165 games - just eighth WR to do so in 165 or fewer. ... Defense allowed 4 yards passing in second half vs. 49ers, fewest surrendered in a half since 1970. But Jets allowed 49ers' Carlos Hyde to run for career-high 193 yards on only 17 carries. ... LB David Harris had 10 tackles last week, giving him 1,235 for career - four more than Mo Lewis for second on franchise list. Kyle Clifton is leader with 1,471 from 1984-96. ... Fantasy Tip: Ajayi ran for 111 yards vs. Jets in last meeting, his last 100-yard game. After Hyde ran through New York's defense last week, Ajayi could be in for another big day.


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