It's a three-game losing streak versus a seven-game losing streak Monday night at Met Life Stadium. Rex Ryan offered a more descriptive comparison.
"You're talking about the caged animal, so to speak, in the Miami Dolphins, and they're looking at one when they see the New York Jets," Ryan said Wednesday. "Both teams haven't performed to expectations and can't wait for this game."
The Jets are 2-3, the Dolphins 0-4 -- plus a three-game losing streak at the end of last season.
ROSTER MOVE: The Jets filled Derrick Mason's spot on the 53-man roster by promoting DT Martin Tevaseu from the practice squad. The Dolphins are a run-oriented team, so maybe this week the Jets decide to dress six defensive linemen. If it's Tevaseu, and not third-round pick Kenrick Ellis, that'll send up red flags.
NICK OK: The Jets weren't required to submit an injury report Wednesday, but Ryan updated the injury situation. C Nick Mangold (ankle) didn't practice at all, but he's expected to play. DE Ropati Pitoitua (knee) also didn't practice, but he should be fine. Surprisingly, DB Donald Strickland (head) practiced. It was feared that he had a concussion, but he passed his tests, according to Ryan.
SPEED: CB Darrelle Revis showed some pretty good burst against the Patriots, chasing down WR Wes Welker to save a TD on Welker's 73-yard reception.
"He turned it into another gear and I grabbed the Ferrari and pressed the gas," Revis said.