The NY Jets will look to bounce back against a red-hot Miami Dolphins team in Week 6.
The NY Jets got smoked last week. Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals offense got out to a 17-3 lead and never looked back.
30-10 was the final score and now we head into yet another week of Jets football where the team is looking to finally break their winless streak.
Up next are the Miami Dolphins who are coming off a big-time thrashing of the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Now they get a winless Jets team with their backup quarterback in, their No. 1 running back gone, and seemingly no hope to salvage the rest of this season.
But here’s the thing. The Jets and Dolphins are two teams that, no matter what, always seem to play each other extremely tough about as consistently as any rivalry in football.
The Jets actually lead the lifetime series against Miami 55-53-1, and on top of that, they’re 4-4 in their last eight trips to South Beach and 9-9 in their last 18 trips.
ON TOP OF THAT, we also have the fact that Joe Flacco is 6-0 in his career versus the Dolphins in the regular season throwing for over 1500 yards and completing over 71 percent of his passes. Flacco has success against the Dolphins whether this Jets team is terrible or not.
And then we also have the fact that Breshad Perriman looks like he’ll be back in the lineup unless something changes, giving the Jets their fullest lineup in weeks with the likes of Jamison Crowder, Jeff Smith, Ryan Griffin, and Chris Herndon in the pass-catching mix.
So, we have a Jets team going to battle this week with a quarterback who’s never lost to the Dolphins and perhaps their healthiest receiving core they’ve had all year.
The NY Jets might just keep their Week 6 matchup close.
I very much like the Jets to cover 9.5 points this week, especially since the Dolphins are coming off such a big victory and may be overlooking this lowly Jets team.
In the end, Miami is still 4-1 in their last five and 6-2 in their last eight against the Jets with a current four-game winning streak at home against them. Plus, I don’t think there’s any arguing at this point that the Dolphins are the better team.
But even though the Jets are 0-4 against the spread this year, this game will be the first of 2020 where Miami is the favorite.
How are they going to respond to that pressure for the first time all year? Ryan Fitzpatrick has a knack for the turnover bug every now and then as I’m sure all Jets fans know.
I have the Dolphins squeaking by in this game 27-23 and the Jets hitting the cover.
These teams play each other too tough and Flacco has too good of a history against this Miami team for the Dolphins to win via blowout — even considering how bad this Jets team is.
I don’t think the Dolphins are going to come out as sharp as they did last week and the new-look Jets offense is going to take advantage of that.