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Week 12 Patriots vs Dolphins: Game details, live updates, and early games rooting guide

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The New England Patriots host the Miami Dolphins for week 12 with a chance to solidify their hold on the AFC East. A win would also inch the Patriots towards another bye week for a seventh-consecutive season. The Patriots are huge 17-point favorites.

Watch our pregame show below, check out which teams you should be rooting for during this early slate, and see how you can watch this game at the bottom.

Watch the Pats Pulpit Pregame Preview

1:00 PM ET Patriots Rooting Guide

Bills at Chiefs (-10): The Patriots are rooting for the Chiefs to win to help New England clinch the AFC East in week 13. But really, this is a win-win game for the Patriots. If the Bills win, the Patriots might not be able to clinch the AFC East until week 14, but they’ll have more space atop the AFC for a potential bye week.

Panthers (-4.5) at Jets: The Patriots are rooting for the Jets to win this game to boost New England’s strength of schedule and strength of victory because their record counts for double in the math and the Jets don’t really have a chance to win the division.

Titans (-4.5) at Colts: New England wants Tennessee to win to keep pace with the Jacksonville Jaguars atop the AFC South and potential swipe the division at the end of the year.

Browns at Bengals (-9): The Patriots want the Browns to win their first game of the season to increase the odds that the San Francisco 49ers have the top pick in the draft since the Patriots have the 49ers second round pick.

Buccaneers at Falcons (-8.5): The Patriots don’t really care which team wins since they beat both.

Bears at Eagles (-14): New England doesn’t care who wins this game, so why not support an upset by Chicago?

Patriots vs Dolphins Game Details

Date: Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET

Line: Patriots -17.0

O/U: 53.5

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Announcers: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines.

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