With one team completely out of the playoff race and another all but eliminated, the Jacksonville Jaguars and host Miami Dolphins will try to salvage something when they meet Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. It's a homecoming of sorts for Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne, who was a second-round draft pick of Miami's in 2008 and played four seasons with the Dolphins. Jacksonville is 1-2 since Henne took over for injured starter Blaine Gabbert.
While Jacksonville is tied with Kansas City for the worst record in the league, Miami is mired in the middle and needs to win out and get plenty of help to miraculously slip into the postseason. The Jaguars have lost four straight road games and have allowed 77 points in their past two road contests. The teams have split four all-time meetings with Miami winning 14-10 in the most recent contest at Jacksonville in 2009. The Jaguars won the only previous meeting in Miami, 24-10 in 2006.
TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Dolphins -7, O/U 37.5
ABOUT THE JAGUARS (2-11): Jacksonville's offense, which ranks 30th in the league in scoring and 31st in total yards, has been hampered by injuries with Gabbert on IR and leading receiver Cecil Shorts (concussion) possibly missing a second straight game. The Jaguars are likely to be without star running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) for an eighth consecutive game, which would give them a chance to take another look at Montell Owens, who rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries last week. The defense hasn't been much better, ranking 29th in points allowed and 31st in total yards allowed.
ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (5-8): Miami has lost five of its last six, and assuming it doesn't make the playoffs, the team will use the final three games to evaluate rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill's progress. Tannehill's 2,709 passing yards are the most by a rookie in team history, but he also has thrown 12 interceptions that have contributed to Miami's minus-11 turnover margin. The defense had a meltdown in allowing 516 total yards to Indianapolis in Week 9 but has been solid in five games since, giving up an average of 305.6 yards.
1. The Dolphins have committed four turnovers in their five wins and 19 in their eight losses. Their turnover margin is plus-3 in wins and minus-14 in losses.
2. Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon ranks third among rookies with 614 receiving yards, 364 of which have come in the past four games.
3. Miami WR Brian Hartline needs 75 receiving yards for his first 1,000-yard season.