New York Jets look likely to crash against the Miami Dolphins on Black Friday
NFL flops the New York Jets face an embarrassing Black Friday.
Sport in the United States continues to find new ways of making billions of dollars through commercial opportunities and after the traditional three games on Thanksgiving the NFL will stage its first Black Friday affair when the Miami Dolphins travel up the Eastern Seaboard to tackle the floundering New York Jets.
America’s biggest sport usually bookends its weekend fixtures with Thursday and Monday Night Football either side of wall-to-wall games on Sundays while the play-offs leading to the Super Bowl, which is being held in Las Vegas in February, are carefully planned so armchair viewers don’t miss a pass or a run from the line of scrimmage.
Next month there will be Monday Night action on Christmas Day when the NBA’s biggest teams tip-off from lunchtime through to late at night.
If there was a way to make heaps of cash from National Take Your Dog to Work Day, American sport would jump all over the chance.
This Friday, as the turkey leftovers are devoured, the United States will be fixated as the Jets’ season continues to nosedive. They captured elite quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers in the summer but the 39-year-old lasted just minutes on opening day before tearing an Achilles.
He was replaced by Zach Wilson, the passer he was brought in to replace and the former No.2 Draft pick continued his downward spiral by leading his awful offense to just six touchdown in ten outings.
On Monday, woeful Wilson was benched for Tim Boyle – a nondescript quarterback who threw more interceptions than touchdowns at college, and the 7-3 AFC East leading Dolphins will be rubbing their flippers at the chance to enhance their run to the postseason with a comfortable victory.
The Jets crashed to a third straight defeat on Sunday when they were trounced 32-6 by the Buffalo Bills, who had been struggling to score points, and their record plunged to four wins and six losses.
Miami have a high-powered offense which trounced the Denver Broncos 70-20 earlier this season. Yes, 70-20.
The Jets defense is actually pretty good but Miami look a lock to win really big and victory by more than three touchdowns – 21 points – is 41/10 with bet365. It really will be a Black Friday for the green half of New York.
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