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Jets open as 12 point underdogs vs Dolphins

The New York Jets try to start a new winning streak against the Miami Dolphins

Houston Texans v New York Jets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Jets blew out the Houston Texans, 30 - 6 on Sunday. It was the Jets’ most complete performance of the season. The offense, the defense and special teams all excelled. Zach Wilson played the finest game of his career. It was sublime. Hopefully it wasn’t fleeting.

The win brought the Jets record to 5-8 on the season. Now the Jets prepare to face the Miami Dolphins on the road next Sunday.

The 9-3 Dolphins are surging, winners of three straight games, including a blowout of the New York Jets a couple of weeks ago. The Dolphins have a high powered offense, ranked #1 in the NFL, and an underrated defense, ranked #6 in the NFL. They have perhaps the most explosive set of playmakers in the NFL in Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane. This is a very difficult team to defend. But the Dolphins have a few flaws. They have mostly feasted on bad teams and struggled against good teams. The Dolphins are 1-3 against winning teams this season.

The bad news for the Jets is that they are not a winning team. Far from it. And the Dolphins are undefeated against losing teams this season. However, the Jets played like a winning team this week. It’s probably too much to ask, but if the Jets play the same way next Sunday, the Dolphins are beatable. It should also be noted that the Jets match up with the Dolphins on defense as well as or better than any team in the NFL. With the best trio of cornerbacks in the NFL and a four man rush that can make life uncomfortable for any quarterback, the Jets are built to give the Dolphins offense some problems. Of course, even if the Jets defense succeeds in the formidable task of limiting the Dolphins offense, the Jets offense will still need to step up in a way they rarely have this season, outside of this Sunday.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Jets open as 12 point road underdogs against the Dolphins on Sunday. That seems fair given the disparity in the respective performances the two teams have given so far this year. Nonetheless, it is conceivable, if the Jets offense plays well again next Sunday, that the Jets defense could keep this game in reach to the end.

The Moneyline odds are New York Jets +440/Miami Dolphins -600.

The Over/Under for the game is 40.5.

What do you think Jets fans? Will the Jets beat the odds in this game?

Poll

Will the Jets beat the odds against the Dolphins?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Odds?!! We don’t need no stinkin’ odds! Jets beat the odds and the Flippin’ Flippers!
    (37 votes)
  • 26%
    Dolphins beat the Jets but Jets beat the odds.
    (23 votes)
  • 31%
    Dolphins beat the odds and the Jets.
    (27 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now