With so much on the line, “Bitten by the injury bug” would best describe the combined 25 players detailed in the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets NFL Week 13 injury reports leading up to their Sunday afternoon showdown at MetLife Stadium.
The Dolphins may struggle against the Bills this weekend, as they could be without their best receiver and will definitely be playing without their star kicker on Sunday.
Third-year pro Marlon Moore will make his first career start at receiver for the Miami Dolphins against Jacksonville in place of Davone Bess, who is inactive with a back injury.
The Dolphins will be without one of their best receivers in Davone Bess and star linebacker Koa Misi when they face off against a Jaguars team which is hungry for a win.
Frank Gore, Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree pulled off the kind of grind-it-out win Jim Harbaugh wants to see during the December stretch run. Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown and reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.
Miami has a few minor injuries to overcome, but the Jets potential inactives could be key factors in Sunday’s matchup.
A nail-biter overtime loss mean it’s 0-6 for the Miami Dolphins. For 54 minutes, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos couldn’t score. Then they couldn’t be stopped.
Comments from Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano 2 days before the Dolphins first pre-season game with Atlanta.