Jaguars Dolphins Betting Tips – Jaguars And Dolphins Play Out The String
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins are not going to make the AFC playoffs this season. The attempt to identify talent and build for 2013 is already underway in Florida.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Miami Dolphins – Sunday, December 16
NFL betting line: Miami -8
Why Jacksonville Will Win
The betting websites that follow the NFL with particular meticulousness are conscious of how poorly Miami's offense has played in recent weeks. The results continue to accumulate, week after week, and Miami's offense continues to score 16 points or fewer at an alarming rate. The Dolphins have been shut down by most NFL defenses in the second half of this season. They've eclipsed the 16-point mark only once in their past five outings, and they've scored more than 20 points only twice since Sept. 30, if you can possibly believe that fact.
First-year head coach Joe Philbin was the quarterback coach of Aaron Rodgers when he was with the Green Bay Packers last season. He is finding out how difficult life can be when one's quarterback is not Rodgers. Moreover, Philbin is having to work with a rookie, Ryan Tannehill, who is appreciably athletic but who is not picking up the nuances of an NFL offense with the swiftness of other and more highly-touted players.
The Dolphins are thin and undermanned at the skill positions, failing to scare the defensive coordinators who scheme to contain their offense. Jacksonville is hardly one of the NFL's better teams, but it's worth remembering that the Jags took the AFC-best Houston Texans into overtime in Houston earlier this season. They won at Indianapolis and are certainly capable of the occasional surprise. It would be an upset, but only a slight one and not a huge one, if Jacksonville wins this game on the road.
Why Miami Will Win
When playing online poker, you need to be able to make good selections under pressure, and that's just about the last expression you'd use to describe the Jaguars quarterback right now. Chad Henne was brutally bad against the New York Jets this past Sunday. The former Miami Dolphin quarterback completed under 50 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions, as Jacksonville meekly submitted to a 17-3 loss at home to the woeful New York Jets, whose offense looked good by comparison.
Plainly put, when your offense looks a lot worse than the New York Jets' offense, you have some major problems that run very deep and aren't about to be fixed anytime soon. Everyone in the NFL knows that Jacksonville's roster needs a major overhaul on the offensive side of the ball. The problems the Jaguars have dealt with on offense have persisted for too long to be wished or hoped away. This is not a team that 's about to turn the corner. This is not a team that has much of any hope for 2013. How can Jacksonville possibly expect to compete with Miami on remotely even terms, especially in a road game?
Who Will Win
The Jaguars have bottomed out after putting up a good fight in the early half of the month of November. Miami will find its footing and steamroll Jacksonville in week 15.
NFL Football Betting Pick: Miami