Today, the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins face off in a week 15 match-up that both teams need to win. For the Patriots, a win will not only clinch them a playoff spot, but a fifth straight AFC East title. The Dolphins, at 7-6, need a win to stay alive in both the AFC wildcard and AFC East races.
This will be the first "Gronkless" game for the Patriots since week six against the Saints. That, of course, was a vintage win for the Patriots. This Dolphins team is nothing to sneeze at, however, and it seems like most prognosticators believe that they will pull off the win over the limping Pats.
All of this makes me really want to pick the Patriots, as they have proven this year they are at their best when their backs are up against the wall. That being said, unless they can show some semblance of a capable defense, I'll have to add fuel to the fire by taking the Dolphins. Greg's Prediction: Dolphins 27 Patriots 23
Feel free to use this post as an open thread to discuss today's game!