Week 8: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
Location: Gillette Stadium
Tickets: Patriots tickets
TV/Radio: CBS/98. 5 The Sports Hub
Keys to Victory:
1. Build an early lead
The Patriots must build an early lead. This will give a banged up defense a chance to breathe and the offense a sense of confidence while on the field. More importantly it will avoid any sort of a last second finish like we’ve grown accustom to seeing over the last couple of weeks.
2. Shutdown Miami’s outside threats
Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline are a pair of big play receivers that spread the field effectively. If Ryan Tannehill is able to to successfully find them then it could be a long day for a Patriots team already down Aqib Talib.
3. Protect Tom Brady
Cameron Wake leads the Dolphins pass rush and is highly effective in chasing down quarterbacks. The New England offensive line has seen its ups and downs this season. If the Patriots are to beat the Dolphins, #12 needs to remain upright so he can utilize the return of Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski to the best of his ability.