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Black Friday Football prediction, open thread — AFC showdown featuring Dolphins at Jets

JSpenceTheKing gets you ready for some AFC East football! After a crazy day facing insane holiday crowds, join us for the NFL’s first-ever Black Friday game on Amazon Prime TV.

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New York Jets v Miami Dolphins Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets are set to face off in the NFL’s first Black Friday game, which will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. EST, with pregame coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST. The matchup will be made free to all who have an Amazon account, including those with only a free tier account. As with each Thursday Night Football broadcast, today’s matchup will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

The Dolphins (7-3) are coming off a strong performance, while the Jets (4-6) are looking to bounce back after a tough loss. The Dolphins opened as -10 point favorites with DraftKings Sportsbook, with the Over/Under set at 40 points. Let’s take a closer look at the two teams and their prospects for the game.

The Jets are coming off a difficult 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, a game in which their offense struggled to find any rhythm. Quarterback Zach Wilson was benched after turning the ball over more than making positive plays. Wilson’s since been demoted to third on the depth chart. With quarterback Tim Boyle set to start and Trevor Siemian backing him up, the Jets are hoping to find a spark on offense to complement their strong defense. Second-year running back Breece Hall has shown promise, but the Jets have struggled to effectively utilize him.

On the other hand, the Dolphins have been an impressive offensive force throughout the season. Miami leads the league in offensive touchdowns, and made history earlier in the season with a 70-point performance against the Denver Broncos in Week 3. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been a standout player, with his explosiveness and knack for the end zone making him a candidate for MVP consideration. The return of cornerback Jalen Ramsey has also bolstered the Dolphins’ defense, with opposing quarterbacks recording a 0.0 passer rating when targeting him.

Looking forward to the game, it’s evident that Miami’s in a strong position to secure a victory. Their high-powered offense, led by Hill and supported by a strong defensive unit, gives them a clear advantage. Conversely, the Jets will need to address their offensive struggles and find a way to effectively utilize their talent, particularly Breece Hall.

In terms of a prediction for the game, it’s difficult to see the Jets finding a way to overcome the Dolphins’ dominance. With Miami likely to secure a big win and cover the spread, I’m going with a score of 35-13 in favor of the Dolphins. This prediction reflects Miami’s current form and the challenges facing the Jets, but it’s important to remember that anything can happen in the NFL — and the unexpected often plays out.

The upcoming game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets promises to be an intriguing matchup. With the Dolphins looking to extend their division lead and the Jets seeking to bounce back from a tough loss, both teams will be eager to secure a victory. As the first Black Friday Football game on Amazon Prime TV, this matchup should draw significant attention.

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