Sometimes, numbers lie.
Sometimes, you can choose the numbers you want to prove your narrative.
Sometimes, numbers are just surprising, or fun.
Here are 10 to think about as the Dolphins (8-5) play at New York Jets (4-9).
P.S. The Jets are ranked better in total yards of offense and defense than Miami.
- Jay Ajayi averages 5.0 yards per carry. Kenyan Drake averages 4.9.
- Miami is 7-1 in games decided by 7 points or less, with seven straight wins.
- In 2011, when quarterback Matt Moore finished the season as Miami’s starter, his passer rating was sixth in the NFL at 97.8.
- Ryan Tannehill finished his season 7th in the AFC and 15th in the NFL in passer rating.
- Only six NFL teams have a better second half and overtime advantage than the Miami Dolphins at +40.
- Miami’s defense is #1 in the NFL on third downs.
- The Dolphins are 0-for-4 on fourth down; opponents are 8-of-11.
- The Dolphins are 4th in the AFC in yards per play but last in first downs and third-down efficiency.
- Jarvis Landry is tied with Mike Evans for the NFL lead with 15 third-down catches.
- Kiko Alonso is tied for the NFL lead with 4 fumble recoveries.