New York Jets (3-12) at Miami Dolphins (8-7)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Miami Dolphins -4.5 -- Over/Under: 42
The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets face off on Sunday in Miami in an AFC East rivalry game to close out the NFL season.
The Miami Dolphins are 8-7 this season and have lost four of their last six games to make this another hollow season. The Dolphins offense is averaging 24.3 points and 347.6 yards per game and they are led by QB Ryan Tannehill who has completed 67 percent of his passes with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Lamar Miller leads the Miami ground attack with 921 yards and seven touchdowns and Jarvis Landry has 79 catches and five touchdowns and Mike Wallace has 67 catches and 10 touchdowns. The Dolphins defense allows 22.4 points and 333.3 yards per game and they are plus two in turnover ratio. Jelani Jenkins has 105 tackles, Reshad Jones has 73 tackles, and Cameron Wake has 11.5 sacks. The Dolphins were playoff contenders all season until it came unraveled over the past two months.
The New York Jets are 3-12 this season and this could be the final game for their Head Coach Rex Ryan who hasn’t been able to deliver a winner. The Jets offense is averaging 16.4 points and 315.5 yards per game and they are led by QB Geno Smith who has completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Chris Ivory has rushed for 792 yards and six touchdowns to lead the New York ground game and Eric Decker has 64 catches and four touchdowns and is the Jets leading receiver. The Jets defense allows 25.1 points and 323.2 yards per game and are minus 11 in turnover ratio basically being hung out to dry by the offense. David Harris has 115 tackles, Demario Davis has 112 tackles, and Dawan Landry has 101 tackles. The Jets have some quality players on defense but this is a team with a lot of holes.
Miami is 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 2-5 against the spread against the AFC East. New York is 4-1 against the spread against the AFC, 3-7-2 against the spread in their last 12 road games, and 2-7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This looks like a big number but Miami spotted the Jets a big lead in the last meeting and came back but look for the Dolphins to dominate here.