With the college football regular season over, NFL fans get the special treat of a primetime Saturday game tonight. Unfortunately for all of us that games involves the pitiful New York Jets, who take on the Miami Dolphins sans Ryan Tannehill. But beggars can’t be choosers and us NFL fiends will take whatever football we can get on a Saturday as an appetizer for Sunday’s massive slate.
Unlike the Jets, the Dolphins have actually been competent this season and at 8-5 are on the cusp of a wild card berth, which would mark their first playoff appearance since 2008. Last week Miami beat the Cardinals in a thriller 26-23 after a last-second field goal, but lost Tannehill to a torn ACL. Veteran Matt Moore will fill in for Tannehill, and you can expect the Dolphins to continue to ride impressive running back Jay Ajayi on offense.
The Jets come in at 4-9 after a win last week against the equally inept 49ers. 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty will be behind center for his third start of the season. Running back Bilal Powell figures to get a heavy workload in the backfield in the absence of Matt Forte.
The game begins at 8:25 and will be broadcast on NFL Network. The Jets are currently 2.5 point home underdogs, but I’d certainly think twice before wagering hard-earned money on them.
For those of you who don’t have NFL Network, below are some alternate ways to watch this AFC East matchup.
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: 8:25 P.M. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV Channel: NFL Network
How to Watch Dolphins vs. Jets Live Stream Online & Mobile
NFL Mobile App
Streaming on smartphones is only available to Verizon wireless customers, who can watch for free via the NFL Mobile App. You can download the app for free at App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft App Store. A subscription is required for the NFL Mobile App.