WHEN MIAMI HAS THE BALL: The Patriots pass rush is pretty good and the Fins have 5 new starters on the offensive line including a rookie at right tackle. I fully expect Belichick to attack JaWaun James early and often. Test the young rookie and see if he is ready for the big-time. Hopefully Miami slides a tight end next to him and has the running back's chip on passing plays. One area where Miami can exploit is the middle of the field. With Brandon Gibson and Jarvis Landry I think the Fins can get positive match-up's with those two matched up against linebackers and safety's. I expect to see Tannehill in the shot-gun alot and a bunch of 3 and 4 WR sets. Spread New England out and spread the ball around to the vast weapons Miami has in the passing game. The Dolphins will win this game passing the ball. In the running game you hope (well pray) that Miller/Moreno give Miami something. I don't expect a big day from either but if combined the Fins rush for around 80 yards or so that would be outstanding. But let's be honest...the Dolphins success on offense hinges on the o-line holding up and Tannehill making wise decisions.
OUTCOME: If Miami had Jordan, Pouncey, Jones, and even Wheeler...I think this game would have been tailor made for a Dolphins win. The Fins are just missing too much and are asking too many young players to play large roles vs a team that is a well oiled machine led by a hall of fame QB and Head Coach. So my prediction.....NEW ENGLAND 31 MIAMI 21