(As a heads up, negative percentages are good on defense, but bad on offense & specials)
Pass Offense: 2.5% (21st)
Rush Offense: -6.3% (18th)
O-Line Ranking: Run 25th / Pass 29th
Analysis: In short, this is a very unimpressive offense. Mike Wallace hasn't been the acquisition that the Dolphins have paid him to be and Brandon Gibson was the team's best receiver this season but was put on IR at the end of October. Add in the Incognito / Martin mess and it gets even worse as an already struggling offensive line has gotten a lot worse. Ryan Tannehill isn't getting the running he needs, the blocking he needs or the production from the offensive skill position players and tight end Charles Clay might be one of the best points of attack the team has to offer.
For the Jets, it should be a simple answer on how to beat this offense. Stay home against the run and pressure Ryan Tannehill when he does get time in the pocket. The problem though is the Jets troubles with the deep ball, particularly since the addition of Ed Reed. The Jets will need to dial back Reed's role on the defense in favor of Antonio Allen and should be able to sell out to stop Mike Wallace while baiting the Dolphins into throwing to Charles Clay and Brian Hartline.
Pass Defense: -6.8% (10th)
Rush Defense: 3.8% (29th)
D-Line Ranking: Run 24th / Pass 9th
Analysis: The Jets have struggled in putting the ball in Geno's hands, but have had some success against bad run defenses so far this season. The strength of the Dolphins defense is their secondary and their pass rush. If the Jets want to win this game they will commit to the run and run the ball as much as they can on this team. Look for Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell to have big days against this Dolphins team.
Special Teams: -2.2% (24th)
Analysis: There's only one area where the Dolphins haven't been below average and that has been their punting and punt coverage game. Look for the Jets to take advantage of the Dolphins on special teams and field position.