FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are having a super sandwich with fish in the middle.
The Dolphins got a taste of it last week, rallying against the defending NFC champion Falcons for their biggest comeback win on the road since the Fake Spike Game in 1994 -- a painful memory for Jets fans.
Let's take a closer look at the Dolphins (3-2), who were dominated by the Jets in Week 3, 20-6:
Three Players To Watch, Offense
QB Jay Cutler -- He played terribly and looked disinterested in the first matchup. Truth be told, there haven't been too many shining moments for Cutler, who ended a brief retirement to rescue the Dolphins when Ryan Tannehill suffered a season-ending knee injury. Cutler is ranked 29th out of 32 quarterbacks in Total QBR, although he woke up last week to rally his team from a 17-0 halftime deficit. The Dolphins stunned the Falcons, 20-17, silencing a restless fan base. But if he starts slowly against the Jets, the home crowd could be chanting, "We want Moore!" As in, backup Matt Moore.
RB Jay Ajayi -- He rushed for 130 yards last week, giving him 1,546 over his past 16 games (second-most in the NFL over than span). Not coincidentally, the Dolphins are 12-4 in those games. Ajayi is the heartbeat of the team, a tough, physical runner who sets the tone. They need to set it early, as they still haven't scored a first-half touchdown. Previously, the last team that didn't score a first-half offensive touchdown in its first five games was the 2004 Cleveland Browns. The Jets bottled up Ajayi in the last meeting, holding him to 16 yards on 11 carries.
WR Jarvis Landry -- He's dangerous when he gets the ball in his hands, which is often, but he's having a maddeningly inconsistent season. Last week, Landry had three drops in the first half. At the same time, he needs only 17 catches to surpass Anquan Boldin (342) for the most by any player in his first four seasons.
Three Players To Watch, Defense
DE Cameron Wake -- Two words: Jet killer. In 16 games against the Jets, the ageless Wake, 35, has eight sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception. He'll be an all-day challenge for right tackle Brandon Shell, who had a rough game last week.
DT Ndamukong Suh -- Two words: Invisible man. Suh is a supremely talented player, but he has a habit of disappearing against the Jets: Seven games, 19 solo tackles and only one sack. He did force a fumble in the last meeting, but the $114 million defensive tackle was hardly a destructive force.
LB Lawrence Timmons -- He didn't play in the first meeting because he was suspended because of an unexcused absence. Unless he goes AWOL again, the Jets will have to face the 31-year-old tackling machine. He's had at least six tackles in each of his three games, bringing his career total to more than 900.