MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins hands off to Reggie Bush #22 during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Can Ryan Tannehill and Reggie Bush lead the Miami Dolphins to a win over the New York Jets on Sunday?
The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium this Sunday. The Dolphins will be looking for their second consecutive victory, against a Jets team that was thoroughly outplayed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, 27-10.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 275 yards against the New York secondary, which plays right into the hands of Ryan Tannehill, Miami's rookie quarterback. Tannehill threw for 200 yards and one touchdown in the Dolphin's 35-13 blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 2. It was a great bounce-back performance from his dismal debut against the Houston Texans in Week 1.
Tannehill threw three interceptions and no touchdowns in his first ever NFL game, but after Sunday's performance against Oakland, it's clear he had put the Houston game in the rear view mirror -- a trait that any quarterback must have if they're going to be great.
But the real key to Dolphins' offensive attack against the Jets will be Reggie Bush. The running back ran all over the Raiders' defense to the tune of 172 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. If the Dolphins are going to move to 2-1 on the season, they'll need Tannehill and Bush to be on top of their games once again.
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