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New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins: Previews and Predictions

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2016

Can the Miami Dolphins sneak into the playoffs? Don't laugh—in this topsy-turvy AFC, it could happen.

If they have any chance, the Dolphins can ill afford to lose to the New England Patriots.

Of course, it is going to take more than some sprinkler malfunctioning to take down the kings of the AFC East. Head coach Joe Philbin is going to have to scheme the game of his life to give his team a shot.

More than anything else, the Dolphins will have to find a way to slow down one of the most well-rounded teams in the league.

The Patriots have added a good run game to an effective passing attack, and the defense is improving as we near the most important portion of the regular season.

Will that take a near-perfect effort by the Dolphins? Or are the teams closer than we think?

Josh Zerkle and Matt Miller join me to tell you what we think.

 

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