Matchups to watch in tonight's Dolphins/Jets game
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3. Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall vs. Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. With Jets CB Darrelle Revis out with a bad hamstring, this becomes a featured matchup. These two know each other from AFC West days with Marshall in Denver and Cromartie in San Diego. Saying they went one-on-one all the time is simplifying it too much, but they were matched up often. In the second game of 2008, Marshall caught 18 passes for 166 yards against the Chargers. That probably changed the defensive thinking, as in the last three games Marshall caught 6-55, 5-49 and 3-26 against San Diego.
5. Dolphins tackle Jake Long vs. Jets end Jason Taylor. Coming off a dominating effort against Minnesota's Jared Allen, Long faces a motivated Taylor, as I wrote in my column today. Taylor beat Patriots tackle Matt Light, sacked Tom Brady and caused a fumble last week.