This Monday will mark the start of a new weekly segment called "Mark The Greek's Monday Night Pick Sure To Go Wrong". This week's Monday Night Football game is between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. So away we go
- Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Both teams are currently struggling and need a win. The Jets have lost three straight and the Dolphins have lost seven straight going back to last season.
One thing going for the Dolphins is that they have won three straight against the Jets in East Rutherford. However, the Dolphins now need to rely on their secon string quarterback Matt Moore due to Chad Henne's season ending shoulder injury. The Dolphins also have the second worst pass defense in the NFL (Patriots ranked worst) and Sanchez could have a field day with the Dolphin secondary. With the Jets' tall receivers they can, and probably will, pick this team apart.
The Jets' last three losses have come to potential playoff teams (Raiders, Ravens, and Patriots). Mark Sanchez is not having a great season, but a game against the hapless Dolphins could change all of that. The Jets' red flag could be on what should have been a strong point, their rush defense. The Dolphins tandem of Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush and the use of the Wildcat defense should keep the Jets defense on its toes. On the flip side, the Jets pass defense is one of the best in the NFL and with the Dolphins playing their second string quarterback, its going to be a long night for Matt Moore and Brandon Marshall (presuming he doesn't get ejected in the second quarter).