Dolphins vs. Jets Monday Night Football: Live Reaction, News and Analysis

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Dolphins vs. Jets Monday Night Football: Live Reaction, News and Analysis
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After an exciting Sunday filled with great NFL action, Monday night we will be treated to a matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets

Or as ESPN would likely call this matchup: "The argument for why Monday Night Football should get flex scheduling."

In April when the NFL released the schedule this looked like a promising matchup. Since 2008 each game has ended up as a one score affair, the two teams have seemed well matched, and the drama and intensity has been high. 

However it doesn't feel like your normal Dolphins-Jets affair this season. While New York is 2-3 and struggling on offense, I get the feeling that they're still an outside AFC contender. Keep in mind that while they are on a three game losing streak, the teams they've lost to (Oakland, Baltimore and New England) have a combined record of 13-4. 

Meanwhile in Miami, we all know its the opposite. 

The Dolphins are 0-4 and have the inside track in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes (although Indianapolis losing to Cincinnati on Sunday doesn't quite help in matters). They will also be without quarterback Chad Henne, (career record vs. NYJ: 3-1), who is out for the season. 

But when the Dolphins take on the Jets, you know you can throw the records out. I still remember some bad Rich Kotite-coached Jets teams managing to beat the Dolphins during the mid-90s when the worst the Dolphins would do was 8-8. 

We could see the opposite happen tonight, a bad Dolphins' team beating the Jets. After all, Tony Sparano is for his career 4-2 against the Jets and has yet to lose a game in his home state of New Jersey. 

So Tivo Terra Nova, House, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and A Half Men, or whatever you were going to watch tonight. You can get to it later. 

You have a football game to watch, and live updates to keep up with. 

Because even without Hank Williams Jr. and all his rowdy friends, and even though the two teams are a combined 2-7, its still Monday Night, its still Dolphins vs. Jets. 

Its still football!

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