For the New England Patriots, Week 8 of the regular season is already in the books — the team defeated the Cleveland Browns yesterday with a final score of 27-13 to improve to 8-0 on the year. This week’s Monday Night Football game is therefore a relaxing affair, and a chance to take a look at a team that will visit New England later this year. So what does this mean for the club? And who should Patriots fans root for? Let’s find out:
Miami Dolphins (0-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4)
When: 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA
Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)
SB Nation coverage: The Phinsider (Dolphins), Behind the Steel Curtain (Steelers)
Patriots rooting guide: Go Dolphins! The Patriots have already beaten both teams earlier this year, and with neither a threat to enter the postseason at this point in time rooting for Miami is the way to go. Why? Because the team of first-year head coach Brian Flores is a realistic candidate for the first overall draft pick next year — a win today would hurt the team’s chances, however, even though it also owns the Steelers’ first-rounder next year.