Dolphins/Patriots PreviewSeries record: Miami leads 50-44
Last meeting: At Miami on Dec. 2, 2012: New England 23, Miami 16
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Miami will be meeting the Patriots for the second time in a month when they travel to New England this weekend. In the first meeting on Dec. 2, costly miscues in the form of a dropped punt, ill-timed penalties and failed connections on offense hurt the Fins’ chances of a victory, as they dropped the contest by a score of 23-16 at Sun life Stadium. Miami has cleaned up their act in the past few weeks, however, and are hoping to end the season on a high note and finish with a .500 record.
While the game means a lot for Miami, who hasn’t had a winning season in three years, it might mean even more for New England. While some teams coast into the postseason, the Patriots are still fighting for one of the top spots in the AFC. But, while they would need to claim a victory over the Dolphins, they would also need either the Texans or Broncos to lose earlier in the day to claim one of those byes. And if the Ravens defeat the Bengals, the Pats will need this win to secure their No. 3 spot over Baltimore if both Houston and Denver wins.
New England could get a boost to its offense, which has lagged the last two games, with the addition of Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski, who has 10 touchdowns to his credit this season despite his prolonged absence, hasn’t played since a Nov. 18 arm injury, but he is slated for a possible return this Sunday.
As for the Fins, they will be looking to end the season with a three-game winning streak. Miami’s offense seems to be more in a rhythm and the defense has only given up a combined 13 points in the last two games. New England obviously poses more of a challenge than the Jacksonville Jaguars or Buffalo Bills did, but Miami should look to take advantage of New England’s notoriously slow starts as a way to get a jump on their opposition this Sunday.