The New York Jets will take on the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium London, England. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 9:30 AM. ET.
Jets Vs Dolphins Week 4 Betting Odds
In week three, the Dolphins struggled mightily against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins allowed 41 points at home. So far this season, the Dolphins have struggled to make the jump to contender. This is the second straight week against a division opponent. This is as close to a must win game as it gets this early in the season.
In week three, the Jets played a solid game against the winless Eagles, but couldn’t seal the victory. The Jets held the Eagles to 118 yards passing. Despite the excellent pass defense, they could not slow down Ryan Mathews and the Eagles ground attack. Against the Dolphins, the Jets should have an easier time stopping the run.
Against the Bills, Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions and looked off-balance all game. In the off-season, Tannehill signed a huge contract extension with the Dolphins cementing him as their franchise quarterback. Before the season, many considered him a breakout candidate for the 2015 season. So far, he has failed to live up to the hype.
The biggest matchup in this game is the Dolphins offense against the Jets defense. The Jets have a stout passing defense anchored by one of the best cornerback combinations in the league. Despite being slightly beat up, Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie are healthy and ready to suit up and play, and that’s bad news for a Dolphins’ offense that’s struggled to move the ball through the air.
The Dolphins’ secondary has struggled all season due to a lack of talent. The lack of quality coverage should come as no surprise. Dolphins, however, did not expect to start the season with such a sub-par pass-rush. The Dolphins, through three weeks, have struggled to generate any pressure. A rash of unexpected injuries has derailed the Dolphins defensive line, and as a result, the secondary has struggled to stay glued to receivers.
The Dolphins defensive line in week three gave up 151 yards on the ground against the Bills, while 110 of those yards went to rookie Karlos Williams. Both the Jets and the Dolphins have struggled to run the ball this season. Both teams have struggled to stop the run. Expect one of these two teams to break this trend.
Jets quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, is off to a decent start this season. He’ll never put up eye-popping numbers, but he’s got a tremendous weapon in Brandon Marshall. The former Chicago Bear still has something left in the tank. In week 3, Marshall caught 10 receptions on 14 targets. Expect Marshall to have another target heavy week against a shaky Dolphins secondary.
Both of these teams need this win. The AFC East is more competitive than ever this season. An early season loss, to a division opponent, will deal either of these two teams a serious blow to their playoff hopes. The Dolphins are the more desperate to team, but the Jets have the better defense. Under new head coach Todd Bowles the Jets look like a potential playoff team. Despite the Dolphins being more desperate to not lose, the Jets are more desperate to make the playoffs. And, this season, under this head coach, they just might make that leap.
Expect an entertaining game in front of a raucous London crowd. The annual London game has become a staple of the NFL season. The last few games across the pond have been high scoring affairs. Both offenses have struggled to put up consistent points all season. Don’t expect a high scoring game but betting the over seems a good bet.
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