From The Other Side, Part 3

To find out more about the Dolphins' opponent this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars, we checked in with JagReport.com Publisher Charlie Bernstein. In Part 3 of this three-part series, we get an overview of the Jaguars and get Charlie's prediction on Sunday's game.

Q: The Jaguars currently hold the last playoff spot, yet they've played only two teams with a winning record and lost both games. So ... beneficiaries of an easy schedule or legitimate playoff team?

Charlie Bernstein: They're 7-5, but their best victories have been over Houston and the New York Jets. This is certainly a rebuilding year, and their solid record has certainly been aided by the schedule. It's doubtful that if this Jaguars team earns a playoff berth that they'll be anything more than a one-and-done.

Q: Where do you stand on the Jaguars' apparent fascination with making sure they get Tim Tebow in the draft next April?

CB: They won't take Tim Tebow in the first three and probably not in the first four rounds of the draft. He's a great kid, but his mechanics and footwork are horrible and he's not used to taking snaps from center. I talked to a team source who has told me that Tebow is not a guy that's anywhere near their radar.

Q: What is your prediction for Sunday's game, and why?

CB: I don't have a great feel for this game as both teams are pretty mediocre. I'm going to say that the Jags win, 21-17, because I don't think Miami will be able to run the ball against a Jags defense that's done a great job of stopping the run of late. The Jaguars are 5-1 at home (even if nobody's there to see it) and it will be difficult for a young Dolphins team to win in Jacksonville.


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