The New England Patriots have had the AFC East on lockdown for the last month. Recent games against out-of-division opponents, however, have been another story.
The Patriots lost at home against San Francisco, then struggled against Jacksonville. Now the Patriots are hoping to get out of the regular season with a win. The Patriots beat Miami by only seven points in their Week 13 encounter, and one wonders if Tom Brady will finish this game or let Ryan Mallett finish it for him.
Miami has been quietly improving as the season has progressed. As rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill puts the finishing touches on his first NFL season, the Dolphins' defensive front hopes to emulate the production of New England's previous two opponents. With Karlos Dansby, Paul Soliai, and Cameron Wake in their front seven, they have the personnel to do that and send the Patriots skittering backward into the AFC playoffs.
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