The Miami Dolphins will try and start the season with a 2-0 record when they visit the New York Jets on Sunday.
Miami picked up an impressive win over the Tennessee Titans in the first week of the season, while New York blew out the Detroit Lions. The Dolphins moved the ball well and also played some solid defense. Miami's special teams unit also had a strong start, with a long kickoff return highlighting the day.
Plenty of eyes were on Ryan Tannehill in last Sunday's win over the Titans. The game was the quarterback's first regular season contest since 2016 and Tannehill performed decently. The QB was 20-28 for 280 yards. Tannehill found the end zone twice, but he was also picked off two times.
Sam Darnold had a solid debut for the Jets last week, but Miami's defense could make things more challenging. Darnold was able to dominate Detroit's defense with ease and his team cruised to a 48-17 win. The rookie's first pass of the game was intercepted, but it was a different story the rest of the way. Darnold is a talented QB, but putting some pressure on him early and often could be a difference maker.
New York's defense had a tremendous game against the Lions, with five interceptions. Miami will need to protect Tannehill and give him some time to make good decisions. The Jets are unlikely to duplicate last week's effort, but they clearly have the ability to be dominant on defense.
Jakeem Grant's aforementioned kickoff return against the Titans was good for 102 yards. Grant should once again be a player to watch against New York. The wide receiver is one of the fastest players in the league and he may get another chance to show that off.
The Dolphins lost starting left guard Josh Sitton this week, which could have an effect on the running game. Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore could both miss Sitton's run-blocking ability. The veteran guard was placed on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff.
Sunday's kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.