Jets - Dolphins 6.30 AM Sunday Pacific

Thoughts turned to childhood as the Miami Dolphins reminisced about the last time they played a football game at 9:30 in the morning.

Jarvis Landry said he was 11, and his team won. Reshad Jones said he was a 6-year-old in Pop Warner. And Brent Grimes?

"I don't think I ever did it," Grimes said. "It'll be a little weird."

The alarm will sound early Sunday for the Dolphins, and not just because they kick off against the New York Jets in London at 2:30 p.m. local time, which is 9:30 a.m. in Miami and New York.

With a 1-2 record and three consecutive lackluster performances, the Dolphins desperately need to get going.

"We feel the urgency," quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. "We're at a critical point in our season."

Here are things to know about the 100th meeting in a rivalry that enters its 50th season:

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EARLY START: Both teams have spent months planning for the challenges of a game five time zones to the east.

The Jets (2-1) retained a sleep therapist to help players adjust. They were given light-blocking glasses and a Litebook to provide additional light in the early morning.

The Jets (2-1) retained a sleep therapist to help players adjust. They were given light-blocking glasses and a Litebook to provide additional light in the early morning.


Dolphins' defensive front four making little impact.
"I think a lot of (these) things are odd because you don't do it on a normal basis," tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson said. "You don't normally wear blue blockers or have (artificial) sunlight while you are eating breakfast. But we don't normally play in London."

The Dolphins had the longer flight -- 8 hours -- and players wore compression sleeves on the plane.

They're taking a two-game losing streak to London for the second year in a row. In 2014 they came home rejuvenated by a 38-14 victory over Oakland.

"Looks like history is trying to repeat itself," Jones said.

rhey're taking a two-game losing streak to London for the second year in a row. In 2014 they came home rejuvenated by a 38-14 victory over Oakland.

"Looks like history is trying to repeat itself," Jones said.

It should be noted, however, that the 2014 game kicked off at 6 p.m. London time.

SLOW STARTS: The early start is a particular concern for the Dolphins because they haven't been ready at the beginning of their first three games.

In the opening quarter they've been outscored 27-3 and outgained 467-108. Last week they gave up 270 yards in the first half of a 41-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

"We've got to play a 60-minute football game," Philbin said. "We really haven't done that."

TAKING IT AWAY: New York's formula for success has been to cause a league-high 11 turnovers.

Breakfast game 

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Breakfast game 

I kind of like it. All I'll be doing Sunday morning is waiting for games to start anyways. Phone Post 3.0

rrr

ttt

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Breakfast game 


sure is

my brother is coming over for breakfast and football