2021-12-19
New York Jets
Miami Dolphins
League : NFL

Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The New York Jets will travel to Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take on the Miami Dolphins in an AFC East matchup. The Jets are last in the division with a 3-10 record and are currently on a two-game losing streak after dropping a game against the New Orleans Saints 30-9. Zach Wilson finished going 19-of-42 for 202 yards. The Dolphins are sitting third in the division with a 6-7 record and are currently on a five-game winning streak after defeating the New York Giants 20-9. Tua Tagovailoa went 30-of-41 for 244 yards with two touchdowns.

These two teams played a little under a month ago and the Miami Dolphins picked up a 24-17 home win. Let’s take a deeper dive into these two franchises to determine where we should be betting here.

 

Need That Next Step

The New York Jets need their rookie quarterback Zach Wilson to step up this season as he is currently posting a terrible 24.0 QBR while completing 56.1 percent of his passes for 1,741 yards with six touchdowns and 11 interceptions through the air and 17 rushing attempts for 58 yards (3.4 yards per carry) with two rushing touchdowns. In his last game against the New Orleans Saints, Wilson went 19-of-42 for 202 yards and also had four carries for 33 yards (8.3 yards per attempt).

 

The defense of the New York Jets has been one of the worst in recent memory as they are giving up 30.5 points per game. In their previous game against the New Orleans Saints, they allowed 30 points on 344 total yards of offense (141 passing, 203 rushing). The Saints held the football for 38:52 throughout the game and ran the ball effectively as they averaged 5.9 yards per rushing attempt. 

Double T Playing Well

The Miami Dolphins have been playing well and it helps to have quarterback Tua Tagovailoa under center. So far this season, he has a 57.7 QBR while completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and six interceptions and also ran 27 times for 69 yards (2.6 yards per carry) with three rushing touchdowns. In his last game against the New York Giants, Tagovailoa finished going 30-of-41 for 244 yards with two passing touchdowns and two carries for a single yard.

 

The defense of the Miami Dolphins has been a real strength for the team as they are allowing 22.2 points per game. In their previous game against the New York Giants, they gave up nine points on 250 total yards of offense (159 passing, 91 rushing). The Giants only averaged 3.9 yards per play throughout the entire game but ran the ball for 5.4 yards per carry.







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