MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The New York Giants rank last in the NFL in pass defense, which will tempt the Miami Dolphins to revert to their old ways Monday night.

After the Dolphins threw 58 times two weeks ago, they fired their offensive coordinator and passed only 19 times in last week’s win over Baltimore. But Miami’s newfound devotion to the ground game will be tested against New York.

While both teams are 5-7, only the Giants are in playoff contention. They’re third in the NFC East, but only one-half game behind Washington and Philadelphia, which both won Sunday, while the Dolphins are last in the AFC East.

Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell wants to run first, which thrills his offensive linemen.

“We’d rather be going forward than backward,” center Mike Pouncey said.

Campbell has given Ryan Tannehill more input in preparing the game plan and more latitude to call audibles, but wants to rely less on his quarterback’s right arm. Tannehill is 0-5 this year when he throws more than 40 times.

“There’s a certain way to use Ryan Tannehill, and that’s what we’re trying to do with him, and set him up to give him the best chance of success possible,” Campbell said.

Last week, with quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor calling plays for the first time, the Dolphins gained more yards rushing than passing for the first time since the 2014 opener. Lamar Miller ran for 113 yards against the Ravens.

But everyone throws a lot against the Giants. They’re allowing 321 yards passing per game and rank next to last in sacks with 15.

On offense, the Giants have been a passing team. They rank 29th in rushing and have only three touchdowns on the ground.