The Dolphins have been telling themselves and the media all week that they're aware this will not be an easy road game. According to Miami head coach Joe Philbin, all you have to do is “throw in the tape” to realize Jacksonville is not your typical 1-6 team. For example, the Jaguars' defense is second in the NFL in sacks and they are the least-penalized team in the league. Despite a talent difference, these are things that should make for a competitive game.
But the Dolphins appear to be turning the corner and have been a good road team this year, where they are 2-1. Miami also is fourth in the NFL in rushing at 136.2 yards per game, which should expose a depleted Jaguars defense.
Miami has tough games upcoming in November against contenders such as the San Diego Chargers (5-2), Detroit Lions (5-2) and Denver Broncos (5-1). The Dolphins must win Sunday’s game in order to stay in the hunt.
Prediction: Dolphins 20, Jaguars 14