Despite pre-season optimism that they could take another step forward in 2021 after winning double-digit games last season for the first time in five years, the Dolphins arrive in the UK in dismay , on a dismal four-game losing streak after a 45-17 thrashing by reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brian Flores’ side comfortably have the worst points differential in the NFL having been dominated by 75 points so far this season, although sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa – picked a pick ahead of the superstar in Los Angeles Chargers’ grass Justin Herbert in last year’s draft. – has at least now been designated to return from reserve injured as a result of broken ribs suffered in the Week 2 eruption by the Buffalo Bills and is expected to play.
That’s also good, considering MP Jacoby Brissett suffered a hamstring injury against the Bucs on Sunday.
Things are even more miserable for the Jaguars, set to play their eighth game in London, who are 0-5 and suffered their 20th straight loss to the Tennessee Titans following a video controversy over the head coach Urban Meyer, a legend at the university. football whose late first foray into the NFL has been largely a disaster so far.
According to NFL.com, the Jags are just the second team in the Super Bowl era to lose 20 straight games and the first in 44 years.
It will be up to rookie QB Trevor Lawrence – considered the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck – to finally help end that dismal streak on familiar UK ground.
Dolphins vs Jaguars kick-off date, time and location
The second and final game of this year’s NFL London series is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. BST on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
The match will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London.
How to watch dolphins vs jaguars
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on BBC Two, with coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET.
Direct: Fans can also watch the action live online through the iPlayer or BBC website.
Dolphins vs Jaguars tickets
Information on tickets for Sunday’s game can be found here.
Prediction Dolphins vs Jaguars
Former NFL star and BBC expert Osi Umenyiora says: Dolphins 24-20 Jaguars
It’s a huge game for the Jacksonville Jaguars. They’ve played here seven times and they need to be able to at least deliver a really good fight, if not win the game, to show all of their fans that the investment they are making not only in the community, but in their new one. quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, and these players are going to pay.
Lawrence was the No.1 pick in the NFL Draft and he’s an elite quarterback. Elite arm strength, elite precision, good mobility, very intelligent game. He has got everything. It will just be a matter of having more weapons around him, gaining more game experience, and protecting him a little better. After that you’re going to see a fantastic quarterback and I think the Jaguars are going to be pretty good in the next couple of years.
Miami are going to have to rely on their defense and I hope they can play better than in these first weeks because they are a strong defensive football team and they are very well trained.
Xavien Howard will be a key man in this game if he manages to stop the Jaguars’ receivers. They don’t really have an All-Pro receiver but they have some really good players and if he’s able to close one end of the pitch and force Lawrence to only throw to the other end that will make it easier for the team. defense and allow them to put pressure on the quarterback.
Jacksonville sneakily has a few good passers, but Miami has some too, so whoever can buy some time for their quarterbacks, I think that’s where this game is going to be decided. I’ll have to go with the dolphins. I think they’re just better defensively and they’re going to be able to stand up to Lawrence.