This could turn out to be one of the better games of the weekend. The New York Jets seem to have regained their swagger last week with a win over the New England Patriots. Maybe the whole Rex Ryan blowhard thing could work out. Then again, the Miami Dolphins showed NFL fans that they can play football by beating the Minnesota Vikings and even more importantly, dishing out some heavy duty defense like stopping Adrian Peterson cold in a goal line stand. I think it was more than the rest of the NFL expected.
Of course some will say that the Vikings just aren’t as good as anticipated. That may be true. But the Miami Dolphins battled adversity, stuck to their guns, and beat what I think is a formidable opponent. Now they can do some damage against a team many have picked as a Super Bowl contender. Knocking the Jets down a peg would put Miami on the radar as a team to be reckoned with. Make no mistake, this Jets vs Dolphins matchup is a big game that could change the playoff picture come December.