New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins Predictions
12/9/2018, 1:00pm ET
Under 43 rec for davante Parker in this game. He has gone over 43 only once. He is still questionable injury status. On top of that Danny A. is suiting up for this game which should put parker on the back burner
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The New England Patriots have it rolling right now and last four victories have been decided by double digits. The Patriots seem to dislike the humidity in South Florida, but things aren't looking good for the Dolphins with Xavien Howard ruled out, one of the top corners in the league and a guy who would have been huge in limiting Tom Brady. I like the Pats to keep it rolling and get the cover. Lay the 8 points.
My Pick: New England -8
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Miami is dominate at home and covered 13 of 16 meetings with NE. I expect the Patriots to win but this years Brady isn't the Brady we know that can make just about anything happen. I think Amendola is going to want to put on a show at home. Will be a good game, but I think Miami gets the cover here.
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Pats Pulpit: Week 14 Patriots vs Dolphins: Pregame show, game details, early games rooting guide, and live updates
The (9-3) New England Patriots are on the road to face the (6-6) Miami Dolphins in a hat-and-t-shirt game for New England. A Patriots victory would secure the AFC East for the tenth-consecutive season, an absolutely incredible feat.
Standing in their way is a Dolphins team that's 5-1 at home and has historically given the Patriots troubles in Miami. Can Tom Brady and company overcome their past struggles? We'll find out!
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens FL
TV: CBS, with Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (color commentary) and Evan Washburn (sideline):
Jets at Bills: The Patriots are rooting for the Jets to win so both New York and Buffalo will have matching 4-9 records and hurt their draft stock.
Boston.com: Patriots at Dolphins: Live updates and analysis
It's a hat and t-shirt game for the Patriots today, who are going for their 10th straight AFC East title when they take on the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS at 1 p.m.Pregame notes
u25a0 A win will pull New England (9-3) within one of evening the all-time series between the franchises. Miami (6-6) leads 54-52 entering Sunday. In the Belichick era, the Patriots have gained significant ground in the series, going 24-13 vs the Dolphins since 2000.
u25a0 The Dolphins have not done a good job protecting the quarterback, allowing 31 sacks for 247 yards of losses.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
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Pats Pulpit: Patriots fantasy football week 14: start & sit against the Dolphins
Say what you want about Dan Fouts as a commentator now, but you can't argue with this objectively flawless analysis:
"Last game of the year, Brent, can't hold anything back now!"
For most of you in standard-scoring leagues, unless your commissioner is one of those two-week-playoffs kind of people, this is the postseason, and it's survive and advance no matter whether you made the playoffs or not. You're either playing to keep in the dance, or you're striving to avoid the last-place slot - or, as is the case in one of my leagues, the shame punishment that comes with finishing dead last.
The Phinsider: The Splash Zone 12/9/18: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
The Patriots will be looking to clinch the AFC East today with a win over the Dolphins. But things tend to get weird when the Pats come to Miami as the Dolphins almost always seems to come away with the upset. The Dolphins have been a middle of the road team all season but are still somehow in the hunt for the postseason. Though they probably won't catch the Patriots in the East, the team is vying for one of those wildcard spots and has managed to stay in contention even with all these injuries.
You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.
The Phinsider: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins: Kickoff time, online streak, TV channel, announcers, odds, more
The Miami Dolphins will be looking to move above .500 this week as they host the AFC East division leading New England Patriots. With a win on Sunday, New England will officially clinch the AFC East title for the tenth straight year. While it is probably inevitable that the Patriots will complete that feat, can Miami hold them off for at least one week? Can the Dolphins position themselves as a factor in the AFC Wildcard hunt?
As we do every week, we bring you all of the pertinent information you need to watch this week's game.
PatsFans.com: Players To Watch Patriots-Dolphins Week 14
The New England Patriots head to Miami to take on the Dolphins on Sunday and would love to exorcize some South Florida demons that have plagued them down there. Like a week ago, this game is important for both teams. The Patriots want to at least keep the #2 seed for the time being with the Houston Texans having the same record where the Patriots own the tiebreaker having won head-to-head. And they're just a game behind the Chiefs for the #1 seed, also with a tiebreaker in hand.
Miami at 6-6 is still very much in the Wild Card hunt but has a rough road if they want to make up any ground.
ESPN.com: Wildcat strikes: Inside story of how '08 Dolphins perplexed Patriots
It's been 10 years since maybe the most shocking game in NFL history.
One word causes a combination of nostalgia, frustration, bewilderment and laughter between the 2008 Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots: Wildcat.
The Patriots, riding a 21-game regular-season winning streak, were 12.5-point favorites against the lowly 0-2 Dolphins, who were 1-15 the season before. But Miami had a trick just waiting to be unleashed.
Dolphins running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, sharing a backfield, ran a college offense to perfection and made a respected Patriots defense look silly in a 38-13 victory in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sept.
Betting Prediction for New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins on December 09, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: New England will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
When it comes to home-field advantage in the NFL, it doesn't get much more important than when the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins collide. With the AFC East rivals set to renew acquaintances in Week 14 on Sunday, the Dolphins will look to continue a trend that's seen the home team go 11-1 SU and ATS in the last 12 matchups between the clubs. Sportsbooks opened the Fish as 8-point home underdogs with a total of 47. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2EaGNZa
The Phinsider: Previewing Patriots at Dolphins with Pats Pulpit: Brady a cyborg, Gronkowski's strange season, and coverage sacks
The Miami Dolphins will host the New England Patriots in the second meeting of the 2018 season between the two AFC East rivals. As the teams prepared to meet in Week 4, the Dolphins were hot on a three-game win streak and sitting atop the AFC East only to have the Patriots demolish them in Foxboro. Fast forward to Week 14 and now the Patriots are heading to Miami atop the AFC East and are looking to clinch the division title with a win.
Can the Dolphins, 6-6 and in the hunt for a Wildcard spot, upset the Patriots and exact some revenge for that Week 4 beat down?
Pats Pulpit: Week 14 Patriots vs Dolphins advanced stats: Mediocrity, thy name is Miami Dolphins
The New England Patriots are back on the road, playing their first of two straight away games on Sunday. Their opponent are the Miami Dolphins, a team that has had its struggles this season but at 6-6 is still very much in contention for a playoff spot. The game therefore projects to be an interesting one -- not just because the Patriots do historically not play their best football in South Florida.
Let's analyze the matchup by taking a look at some of the advanced stats heading into the game (courtesy of SB Nation's Bill Connelly; for his methodology please click here).
Pats Pulpit: Week 14 Patriots vs Dolphins: Miami's defense is underperforming given its talent
The New England Patriots offense is not (yet?) putting up numbers like other units in the league, but it is still very productive. Maybe more importantly: it has started to click coming out of its week 11 bye. While still not performing at the peak levels its personnel would suggest, the group around quarterback Tom Brady appears to be headed in the right direction. And it better be given the challenge that awaits this week.
New England will head to Florida to take on the Miami Dolphins, and it is safe to say that South Beach has not been kind to the team: the Patriots under head coach Bill Belichick are just 8-10 when visiting their division rivals.
Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins update Xavien Howard status for New England game
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who did not practice all week with a knee injury, will not play against the New England Patriots on Sunday, according to a league source.
The Miami Dolphins are expected to rule Howard out of the game on Friday.
And while the move is not a surprise, it is nonetheless a blow to the Dolphins chances in a divisional and conference game they need to win to remain viable in the race for the final AFC wildcard spot.
Howard leads the NFL with seven interceptions and is the Dolphins' most productive playmaker on defense.
The Phinsider: Phinsider Radio: Dolphins vs. Patriots, Xavien Howard, Laremy Tunsil and...Jim Harbaugh?
(Click play above ^...your ears will thank you later.)
On this week's episode of Phinsider Radio, Matthew Cannata, Aaron Sutton, and Joshua Houtz discuss the Dolphins upcoming matchup vs the New England Patriots.
Can the Dolphins keep their playoff hopes alive and defeat the team that has dominated them for nearly two decades? Will Xavien Howard play despite his recent injury? If not, how will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick attack the Dolphins mediocre defense? We give our predictions and discuss the keys to victory on both sides of the football.
Pats Pulpit: How the Patriots and Dolphins have changed since their week 4 meeting
On Sunday, the New England Patriots will play their first rematch of the season when they travel to Florida to take on the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots have dominated the two teams' first encounter in week four, winning with a final score of 38-7. However, a lot has happened since then: New England got into a rhythm and now looks like one of the AFC's best team. Miami, meanwhile, has mightily struggled with consistency.
Let's take a closer look at how the two squads have changed over the past two months.The Patriots' wide receiver group looks drastically improved.
The Phinsider: The Splash Zone 12/7/18: Patriots Struggle Against Dolphins In Miami
The Patriots are going to pay the Dolphins a little visit on Sunday for their second matchup of the season. New England got the better of the Dolphins earlier in the season. But this time the Dolphins are on their home turf which is great news considering the Patriots track record in Miami. For whatever reason, Tom Brady and the Patriots struggle in Miami even when the Dolphins are mediocre.
You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.
Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill owns the New England Patriots at home - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
DAVIE -- Ryan Tannehill hasn't lost at home to the New England Patriots since he was a rookie.
PatsFans.com: Patriots Fourth And Two Podcast: Patriots vs. Dolphins Preview
In this episode of Patriots Fourth And Two, we started the show by discussing if we believe in the Patriots defense now. Later on, we previewed the upcoming game for the Patriots against the Dolphins.
You can now get the show on the YouTube Channel for Patsfans.com!