The 2013 NFL live stream online and televised games schedule for Sunday, Dec. 29 brings several matchups that will help determine the postseason seeds. A few of those games will determine the fate of several teams in terms of making it to the playoffs. In one game, the Miami Dolphins can get into a playoff spot by winning and with the help of another team either losing or winning. They'll play division rivals, the NY Jets, in an early afternoon game. The latest televised and live streaming NFL game will arrive for fans through various channels and sources.
According to The Phinsider on Dec. 28, Miami has at least two different playoff scenarios in which they can get into the postseason. First and foremost, they must defeat the New York Jets at home. Secondly, they need the Baltimore Ravens to lose their game to the Cincinnati Bengals, or the San Diego Chargers to win against the Kansas City Chiefs. The second scenario may be more likely, as many analysts and fans expect the Chiefs might rest their starters in this game today. However, Cincinnati may also give Baltimore a tough game, based on their previous meeting.
Heading into this particular matchup, Miami has an 8-7 overall record and just a 4-3 record at home. However, the NY Jets are a disappointing 1-6 on the road. The two teams met earlier this month at New York, with Miami crushing the Jets 23-3. In that game, quarterback Ryan Tannehil had 331 yards passing and two touchdowns, while receiver Brian Hartline came up big with nine receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. The Jets also had 3 turnovers in the game, but could only put up a field goal in the third quarter. Miami is hoping for the same sort of game today, although the Jets would love to spoil their playoff hopes.
To the New York Jets' credit, they are among the best teams in the league in both rushing offense and rushing defense. They average 133.6 yards on the ground, thanks to mobile quarterback Geno Smith, as well as running backs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. They rank third in the league in limiting opponents on the ground, allowing just 88 yards per game. Unfortunately, the only meaning that a win today might have for the team is to finish the season at .500 and possibly save coach Rex Ryan's job for another season, as the Jets are already eliminated from postseason consideration.
The home team Dolphins are today's favorites by odds makers and sports books. The line first opened at -6 1/2 in their favor and has settled to around 5 1/2 or 6 at various books. The over/under is set at 41 1/2 points for the game. There's a 40% chance of rain showers or storms for today's game, with an anticipated kickoff temperature of 78 degrees in Miami.
Sunday's Jets vs. Dolphins NFL game has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This game will be shown on local CBS affiliate stations for cable or satellite television viewers. Additional ways to view include live streaming online coverage through the NFL Mobile Insider package by Verizon, or the premium edition of DIRECTV's NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. Audio streams are available for subscribers of NFL Audio Pass or SIRIUS XM Satellite radio sports packages, while a full on-demand replay will be made available to NFL Game Rewind subscribers.