Originally posted on NBC Miami  |  Last updated 10/17/11
The Dolphins have been the very definition of mediocre over the past two seasons, but they have excelled in one area: beating the New York Jets. Miami has beaten New York in three of their past five meetings, dating back to a Week 17 clash in 2008 that sent Miami to the playoffs and ended the Jets' season. The Jets were once again a chic pick to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl when the season began, but three straight losses after a 2-0 start have put them in third place in the division at the quarter pole. Jets coach Rex Ryan says his team has not lost confidence, but did call tonight's game critical. A loss would put the Jets three games behind division-leading New England, which could be an insurmountable deficit the way the Patriots are playing. A loss for the Dolphins would all but eliminate them from playoff contention: no team in NFL history has ever made the playoffs after starting 0-5. But then again, for a fan base with a large faction hoping the Dolphins can get the f...
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