Miami @ New England

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!!  THE MIAMI Dolphins (3-0) travel North to Foxboro to tangle with the New England Patriots (1-2) and Tom Brady.  The Patriots come in as 7-point favorites in it’s first AFC North game in a division they have owned for the better part of the century.  NE has finished first in the division for 16 of the past 18 years and every year since 2008.  Miami hopes to change that this year!

Miami comes in unbeaten and with a divisional road win at the New York Jets.  They havent looked dominant but are one of three unbeaten teams left in the NFL.  Hoping to get the monkey off of their back, the Dolpins will continue to push with a balanced offense and respectable defense.  Will this team match the ’72 team and become only the second team in NFL history to finish the year undefeated?

New England is reeling headed into this important matchup.  Their only win is over a weak Houston Texan team.  Losing in Week 2 is understandable against the inconsistent, yet talented, Jacksonville Jaguars but dropping Week 3 to the Detroit Lions by three scores is a red flag and unlike a Bill Belichik coached team.  Tom Brady thrives in this system and the coaching staff in NE has a knack for creating chemistry between teammates as the season progresses.

This is the year that somebody finally replaces the Patriots as the top dog in the AFC North.  The Dolphins are the team to do it as they are coinfident and flying high.  There is no reason that the spread should favor a team with a losing record over a team without a loss, particularly by a full touchdown!  This line is based soley on historical perception.  The Dolphins should stay well within the spread and have a solid chance to win outright!

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