The Miami Dolphins head up the East Coast to take on their bitter AFC East rivals the New York Jets on December 12th. The Miami Dolphins lost a tough game to a pesky Cleveland Browns team and and they will be looking for revenge against the New York Jets. The New York Jets are also coming off a demoralizing loss to the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.
Miami Dolphins Defense vs New York Jets Offense
The Miami Dolphins defense continues to be taken lightly as the season wears on. The defense led by Karlos Dansby has been tough against the pass and decent against the run. The Miami Dolphins run defense is yielding 103 yards per game. They are also giving up just 200 yards per game through the air and their corners have been regarded as the most underrated corners in the NFL.
The New York Jets offense received a black eye from one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, the New England Patriots. Mark Sanchez is easy to get off his game if the defensive schemes are ever changing at the line of scrimmage.
Santonio Holmes was bottled up the last week as was Braylon Edwards. The running game for the New York Jets will be hard pressed to establish themselves early in this game but the Miami Dolphins are tough on the ground. The Miami Dolphins defense has the edge over the New York Jets offense.
New York Jets Defense vs Miami Dolphins Offense
The highly regarded New York Jets defense was embarrassed by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It was a rough game for the Jets defenders and they will be looking to redeem themselves in this game. The New York Jets have been strong against the run, allowing less than 90 yards per game on the ground. The New York Jets pass defense is solid on Darrelle Revis side of the field but they are weak on the opposite side.
Chad Henne is not a top 20 NFL quarterback for the Miami Dolphins but this may not be much of an issue in this game. Henne may only see the field for half the game on offense. There is a definite plan to run the wildcat early and often in this game and Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams will be the focal point of the offense. The New York Jets defense has the edge over the Miami Dolphins offense.
Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets -6.5: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has made the New York Jets a 6.5 point favorite over the Miami Dolphins. The New York Jets are 2-4 against the spread in the Meadowlands but they just lost their first road game against the spread to the New England Patriots.
The Miami Dolphins are 5-1 against the spread on the road and they have played better on the road than they have on their home field. Miami is playing every game close and they are losing games in the final minutes. This game will also go to the wire. Take the Miami Dolphins +6.5 points over the New York Jets.
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