Dolphins/Jacksonville PreviewSERIES RECORD: Miami trails 2-3
LAST MEETING: At Jacksonville on Dec. 13, 2009; Dolphins 14, Jaguars 10
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For two teams that are only approx. 350 miles away, the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t had much experience facing one another. In fact, they have only played one another five times total, and only one of those times was in Miami, a loss back in December of 2006. However, Miami hoping to be singing a different tune this weekend, facing a Jaguars team that has lost four straight road games and is only 2-11 on the year overall.
Jacksonville is having a tough year on both offense and defense, ranking 31st in both categories in the NFL. On offense, the Jaguars have only scored 20 points or more four times this season, and conversely, they have only held their opponents to under 20 points three times, with two of those being wins (at Indianapolis and vs. Tennessee). On the defensive side of the ball, they give up nearly 400 yards per game.
The game will also be a reunion of sorts for a name all Dolphins fans will be familiar with, Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne. Henne will be returning to South Florida after he wasn’t re-signed by the team this offseason. He spent his first four seasons in a Dolphins uniform before moving north to Jacksonville, where he has started the past three games.
The Dolphins, on the other hand, will be looking to get back on track after losing two straight to the Patriots and 49ers. The Fins have been inconsistent all season, but they gave both New England and San Francisco problems and stayed with both teams for most of those games. But, Miami has a chance here to get a winning streak started and for Ryan Tannehill to show Fins fans that he, and not Henne, is the right quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins.