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Jets vs. Dolphins: Five Bold Predictions

NFL: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

After presumably burning the Bengals tape, the Jets now have to save themselves from the utter embarrassment of being swept by a tanking Dolphins team. The last competition against the Dolphins aided the Jets in setting the ignominious NFL record of losing to two 0-7 or worse teams in a single season, and the Jets (and especially former Dolphins coach Adam Gase) have a lot of pride to lose in this game. That’s about all this game has to offer, as both teams are near the bottom of the NFL. While significantly more interesting contests such as Baltimore vs. Buffalo are playing elsewhere, we’ll be tuning in to the second contest that ranks among the worst games of the year. Might as well go bold!

Disclaimer: Bold Predictions are not realistic expectations for the game, but rather something that is unlikely to happen, yet possible. These predictions are both pro-Jets and stretch the boundaries of probability. Claiming that Sam Darnold throws a touchdown pass is not a Bold Prediction, nor is claiming that Sam Darnold throws 20 touchdown passes. These predictions must be within the bounds of possibility, but also highly improbable. As always, the final score prediction remains a realistic guess at the result of the game and does not relate to the Bold Predictions.

Here are my five bold predictions for today’s game:

  • The Jets score on their opening drives of each half.
  • Le’Veon Bell rushes for over 100 yards while catching at least 5 balls for another 100 yards.
  • The Dolphins don’t record a sack.
  • Four Dolphins fumble the ball.
  • Three Jets catch a touchdown pass, including Sam Darnold.

Final Score: Jets 31, Dolphins 27

And a bonus prediction: The Jets convert two fourth downs.