New England Patriots Week One Preview: Five Thoughts On The Miami Dolphins

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Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) misses catching a pass against the Miami Dolphins in the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Miami defeated New England 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Football is back.

Yeah, technically it has been back for about a month, but after awhile, preseason football doesn’t count as real football anymore. But in just a few days, we will be seeing our 2014 New England Patriots on the football field for the first time. If you aren’t getting goosebumps right about now, I can’t call you a Patriots fan.

The Pats first opponent is a familiar foe, as they head down to Miami to take on the Dolphins. This isn’t the hardest game they could have started with, but at the same time, this won’t be a walk in the park either. Miami has built a good team over the past few years, and Tom Brady and company have struggled in the hot Florida weather in the past.

To get you prepared for the game, here are a few thoughts on this Dolphins team.