David Kohl/US PresswireMiami RB Reggie Bush won't be lacking motivation for Sunday's game with the Jets.
No love lost:
There have been some heated words this week between the rival New York Jets
(3-4) and Miami Dolphins
(3-3). Both teams enter this big game needing a win to keep pace with the first-place New England Patriots
(4-3). Much of it has been between Dolphins running back Reggie Bush
and the Jets defense. New York injured Bushís knee in the first game and Bush thought it was intentional. Bush later said the Jets got what they deserved with Pro Bowl corner Darrelle Revis
í season-ending knee injury. Both sides have been testy leading up to this big game. Keep an eye on Bush, who will be heavily targeted.
New York quarterback Mark Sanchez
had a lot of success last week through the air. He completed a career-high nine passes of 15 yards or more in an overtime loss to the New England Patriots. Will the Jets continue to trust Sanchez? Miamiís run defense is fourth in the NFL, allowing 78.2 yards per game. It may be up to Sanchez to win the game with his arm. Sanchez has a career-low 53.2 completion percentage but may be gaining momentum after last week.
A second look:
Speaking of quarterbacks, the Jets expect a better version of Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill
the second time around. The Jets got the best of the rookie a month ago in an overtime win. Tannehill threw for just 196 yards and an interception, which was returned for a touchdown. But Tannehill has gotten better each week since. His passer ratings in his past three games are 86.5, 92.3 and 112.0. Miami is 2-1 in that stretch.