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5. Jonas Gray will out-gain Lamar Miller
Gray was one of the biggest surprise cuts of training camp, as his departure left the Patriots without a power back besides LeGarrette Blount. Now back with the Dolphins, the team that signed Gray as an undrafted free agent back in 2013, Gray isn’t doing too shabby; he’s accumulated 121 yards on 29 carries, good for an average of 4.2 yards per carry.
Judging by his 12-carry, 48-yard performance last week against the Houston Texans, Gray could figure substantially in tonight’s game. In fact, the Dolphins will utilize whatever ill feelings Gray may have toward his former Patriot teammates by handing him the ball early and often. Gray packs a punch, just as any of the Patriots’ linebackers who faced him in practice last year.
Gray’s solid play in the first few drives will be one of the storylines of the first half, as the Dolphins will employ his services more so than Miller. As the game goes on, Miller will make his fair share of nice plays, but look for Gray to finish the game with 80 yards rushing and Miller with 60.
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