MIAMI — New York Jet Coach Joe Walton knows his team is playing the up-and-down Miami Dolphins at the wrong time.
In its last three games, Miami has lost to Indianapolis, 40-21, defeated Dallas, 20-14, and lost at Buffalo, 27-0. That means the Dolphins should be up when they play the Jets in Miami tonight (Channels 7 and 10).
"They scare me," Walton said. "The Dolphins probably got their bad game out of their system against Buffalo."
The Jets (6-5) were tied for first place in the AFC East race entering the weekend's action. The Dolphins (5-6 and 1-5 in intra-division games) were tied for last.
"They're very dangerous," Walton said. "They have a great quarterback and the greatest coach in the business."
The quarterback, Dan Marino, and the coach, Don Shula, admitted they had a bad day at Buffalo.
"I've been somewhat inconsistent the past couple of weeks," Marino said. "I guess you could say it might be a slump."