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Jaguars in prime time: A glance at Thursday’s home game against the Dolphins

Gardner Minshew II #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field on September 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood) (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars have their lone prime time game of the season on Thursday night when the Miami Dolphins visit TIAA Bank Field. Here’s what you should know about the game, including TV and radio options.

Records: Miami (0-2). Jacksonville (1-1)

Last week: Buffalo 31, Miami 28; Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 30.

TV: Unlike normal Sunday games, the game will not be shown on CBS, it will be shown on FOX and the NFL Network.

Radio: 1010 AM/92.5 FM

Line: Jaguars by 3.

Tickets: Available, ranging from $83 to $728. Crowd capacity is reduced to 25%, or roughly just under 17,000.

Last meeting: Jaguars beat Dolphins 17-7 on Dec. 23, 2018, in Miami.

Dolphins Offense: Overall (22), Rush (27), Pass (17).

Dolphins Defense: Overall (30), Rush (29), Pass (26).

Jaguars Offense: Overall (20), Rush (12), Pass (21).

Jaguars Defense: Overall (23), Rush (10), Pass (30).

• Locals to watch: Former Trinity Christian star Isaiah Ford should see playing time for the Dolphins. He had seven catches for 76 yards in a loss to the Bills in Week 2. Former Raines star Solomon Kindley is the projected starter at guard. He told the Dolphins this week that he was thrilled to be returning home and playing in prime time. “I remember seeing Thursday night games watching Jacksonville. Now it’s a dream come true that I’m able to go back to that stadium and now I’m playing on Thursday Night Football. I’m excited. I’m ready to go,” Kindley said.

Jaguars rookie linebacker Shaquille Quarterman picked up his first two NFL tackles last week. Quarterman played at Oakleaf.

Other notes: Six of the teams' nine meetings have been decided by 10 points or more. … The Jaguars have won the last two. … Jacksonville (average age 25.59) and Miami (25.61) began the season as the NFL’s youngest teams. ... Miami’s defense ranks last in the NFL in yards allowed per play (7.2), yards allowed per pass (10.6) and opposing passer rating (131.1). ... The Dolphins are 0-2 for the ninth time since 2004. They were 0-2 once in 26 seasons with the late Don Shula as coach. ... Mike Gesicki set a single-game Dolphins' tight end record last week with 130 yards receiving. He has six touchdown receptions in his past eight games, tied for the second most in the NFL in that span. ... Ryan Fitzpatrick has a passer rating of 96.4 in eight games against the Jaguars. He won his last four starts against Jacksonville — with four different teams. He beat the Jags with the New York Jets in 2015, with Houston in 2014, with Tennessee in 2013 and with Buffalo in 2012. ... Last week the Dolphins gave up 413 yards passing, their worst performance in eight years. … The Jaguars are trying to get to 2-1 for the third time in four years under coach Doug Marrone. Jacksonville has won four straight prime-time games, all of them against AFC South opponents. … Jaguars rookie Laviska Shenault is the only WR in NFL history with seven rushing attempts and six receptions in his first two games. … The Jaguars are the only team in the NFL to have a rookie with a rushing TD (James Robinson), receiving TD (Shenault), sack (K’Lavon Chaisson) and interception (CJ Henderson). … The Jaguars are wearing a teal on teal uniform combination for the first time in franchise history. ... Fantasy tip: Neither defense has been overly impressive, so it would be smart to get as many key offensive playmakers from this game in your lineup as possible. QB Gardner Minshew, Robinson, Shenault and DJ Chark for Jacksonville; Fitzpatrick, TE Gesicki and WR DeVante Parker for Miami.

Associated Press content was used in this report.


About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.