Miami (8-5) at New York Jets (4-9), 8:25 p.m. Saturday on NFL Network. A pair of AFC East rivals meet in upstate New Jersey meet as Miami, looking for a spot at the playoff party, travels to East Rutherford for a Saturday evening contest agianst the New York Jets.

GangGreen chipped away at a 17-14 deficit against San Francisco last Sunday in Santa Clara and took a 23-17 overtime win over the 49ers last Sunday on the West Coast. The J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! trailed 17-3 at the half before they chipped away at the lead, tying the contest on a 50-yard field goal by Nick Folk with 38 seconds left in regulation and making GangGreen fans happy campers as RB Bilal Powell scored from 19-yard run with 8:35 left in overtime. Powell ran for 145 yards and a pair of TDs, including the game-winner in the extra period, while San Francisco’s Carlos Hyde ran for 193 yards (San Francisco outrushed New York 248-188). Colin Kaepernick threw for 133 yards without a TD, while the Jets’ Bryce Petty threw for 257 yards and a TD but was sacked six times.

Miami led Arizona 14-9 at halftime at Hard Rock Stadium before the Cardinals managed to tie the contest up on an 8-yard TD pass from Carson Palmer to WR J.J. Nelson with 3:01 left in regulation. Miami had led 23-15 thanks to a 2-point defensive conversion by S Walt Aikens before Arizona evened the score. The Dolphins got the ball back after Arizona punted, then used an 6-play, 44-yard drive which used 1:29 and ended the contest when K Andrew Franks connected on a 21-yard field goal as the clock struck :00. Arizona did outush the Dolphins 175-83, while Ryan Tannehill threw for 195 yards and three TDs before spraining his ACL (Palmer threw for 145 yards and had a pair of TDs but also threw a pair of interceptions).

The two AFC East foes met in the Sunshine State in week nine and the ‘Fins held off a late New York rally at Hard Rock Stadium, coming away 27-23 winners. Miami led 14-13 at the half before GangGreen roared back to make the contest a bit too close for the comfort of Dolphins fans. Miami’s Jay Ajayi led all rushers with 111 yards and a TD (New York outrushed Miami 140-137), while Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 193 yards and a TD with a pair of interceptions and three sacks, while Tannehill threw for 149 yards and a TD.

Miami was favored by 3 1/2 and the over/under was 44 1/2. The Dolphins won by 4, which allowed them to cover the spread and both teams covered the over/under with 50 combined points. In the rematch in the Meadowlands, the “Fins are favored by 2 1/2 and the over/under’s 38. New York is looking to be “Grinch-like” and spoil Miami’s playoff hopes. Miami’s looking to at the least get an invite to the playoff party. ‘Fins to the left, Fins to the right. Miami takes this one in upstate New Jersey and covers the 2 1/2.

The 2016 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues with a Thursday Night Special Saturday at 8:25 p.m. when the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on NFL Network.

Mike Tirico and Doug Flutie along with reporter Heather Cox call the action.

At 6 p.m. on NFL Network, TNF GameDay Special Presented by KFC previews the Dolphins-Jets matchup from outside MetLife Stadium. Host Chris Rose is joined by analysts LaDainian Tomlinson and Willie McGinest to provide news and analysis two hours before kickoff, along with reporters Heather Cox and Kimberly Jones.

At 7:30 p.m., Football Night in New York Presented by Mercedes-Benz airs from inside MetLife Stadium with Liam McHugh, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison. Coverage continues at 8 p.m. with Tostitos Football Night in New York providing the final say leading up to kick-off between Dolphins-Jets.

Among the NFL Network pregame topics are:
Feature on Jets wide receiver and Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee Brandon Marshall
Feature on Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi’s journey from London to the NFL
Will the Dolphins stay in the AFC playoff race without quarterback Ryan Tannehill?
What’s next for the Jets?
Who in the AFC can challenge the Patriots?
Do the Cowboys need to turn to Tony Romo?

At halftime, the Lexus Halftime show breaks down the first half of Dolphins-Jets from MetLife Stadium.

Immediately following the game, the Mazda Postgame show airs live on NFL Network from MetLife Stadium with Rose, Tomlinson and McGinest providing highlights, analysis and live interviews.

The entire 18-game Thursday Night Football schedule, including the live games and pre- and postgame shows, will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers. Learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF. An audio broadcast of the game is available on SiriusXM, TuneIn & Westwood One Radio Sports.

Thursday Night Football is available in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) with Roberto Abramowitz calling the action on NFL Network.

Referee – Pete Morelli

Broadcast Inforation – NFL Network at 8:25 p.m.: Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Miami), 93 (New York Jets). XM: 88 (WestWood1), 226 (Miami), 225 (New York Jets).

Injury Report

Miami
OUT: QB Ryan Tannehill (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Isa Abdul-Quddus (Neck), T Branden Albert (Wrist), T Jermon Bushrod (Shoulder), CB Bobby McCain (Hand), LB
Spencer Paysinger (Thigh), G Anthony Steen (Toe), LB Kristian Alonso (Hamstring), LB Jelani Jenkins (Knee), DE Mario Williams (Ankle)

New York Jets
New York Jets
OUT: LB Michael Catapano (Knee), LB Lorenzo Mauldin (Ankle), DT Stephen McLendon (Hamstring), CB Darryl Skrine (Concussion)
Game Status
DOUBTFUL: T Brent Qvale (Hamstring), RB Khiry Robinson (Leg)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Brandon Bostick (Ankle), WR Onachie Enunwa (Ribs), RB Matt Forte (Knee), WR Brandon Marshall (Knee), DE
Muhammad Wilkerson (Ankle)

Weather – Overcast and 39 degrees.

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.

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