Miami continues their “Florida Tour” with a visit to the Jacksonville “London” Jaguars. Since the NFL international series was created, no team has played in London more than the Jaguars, who have gone 3-4 in their 7 games. Miami has played in London 4 times, with a 1-3 record.
International records aside, the biggest headline to this one is the matchup between Tagovailoa and number one overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence. On paper, Jacksonville has some decent weapons on offense that could pose a problem for any defense. With weapons like James Robinson, D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault Jr., and Tim Tebow (100% kidding on that last one), the Jaguars could put up a lot of points this season.
The question is how will their defense hold up? If Miami wants to win this one, they will have to be able to put up some solid point totals and dominate the game on the defensive side of the ball, something that is not totally insane given the success of this defense.
International games have not been the easiest for the Dolphins in their history, but they have a more consistent and veteran roster than the Jaguars. I can’t see this being a high-scoring game, but Tua Tagovailoa should be able to outduel Jacksonville’s Lawrence in what will be a high-profile matchup.
Dolphins record: 4-2