Offensive Jazz Interference
The Patriots will try to run the ball against a Miami defense that has given up 661 rushing yards over its last three games. Not only does this strategy allow the offensive line to set a tone and keep Miami's pass rushers away from Tom Brady, it will also set up the play-action game. Combine this with a defense that is capable of making life difficult for the Dolphins' offense (and won't use Chandler Jones as 5-tech defensive end), and it's a recipe for a win.
Prediction: Patriots 28, Dolphins 14
New England loves revenge games and they'll be ready to face a Dolphins defense in decline. Ryan Tannehill has a new best friend in rookie Jarvis Landry, but the Patriots match-up well across the board. The home team has picked up plenty of valuable experience (and players) since Week 1.
Prediction: Patriots 31, Dolphins 17
The New England Patriots are vastly improved since the week one match-up, but I think that the Dolphins are an improved team as well, despite the 7-6 record. The Dolphins also are playing for their postseason lives in this one. While the Patriots will certainly be motivated by the revenge factor, I think this game is going to come down to the wire. I still have the Patriots in a close one, although I could see it going either way.
Prediction: Patriots 24 Dolphins 23
What's your prediction?