The New York Jets did everything that they could on the road against the New England Patriots on Sunday, but they ultimately came up short by a field goal in overtime. Give all of the credit in the world to QB Mark Sanchez for fighting off adversity to get the team into that spot, but in the end, it was his fumble that cost the team a shot at tying or winning the game in overtime.

Now, it’s back home to MetLife Stadium for the Jets in Week 8, as they entertain the visiting Miami Dolphins, who come to town as 2 ½-point underdogs on the NFL odds.

The Fins had New York dead to rights when these two teams met at Sun Life Stadium back in Week 3. The Jets ended up winning on a K Nick Folk field goal in overtime, but that only came after K Dan Carpenter missed what would have been the game winner just before it.

Both rushing attacks had their moments of greatness. RB Bilal Powell led the way for the Jets with 45 yards on 10 carries, while RB Shonn Greene also had 40 yards on 19 carries. RB Daniel Thomas, RB Reggie Bush, and RB Lamar Miller combined for 38 carries, 178 yards, and a touchdown for the Fins.

Meanwhile, for the Jets, the importance of this game cannot be understated. In spite of their good effort against the Patriots, they are still just 3-4 and know that they are in some big trouble in the AFC playoff race. A win would give them the advantage over the Dolphins in the season series and a .500 mark going into their bye in Week 9. A loss would leave them crippled at just 3-5 and likely needing to go at least 6-2, if not 7-1 in the final seven games of the campaign to get into the second season.