Patriots vs. Dolphins: 6 Bold Predictions
4. Hat trick of sacks for Chandler Jones
As it stands right now, Jones has registered the most sacks (12.5) since Mike Vrabel in 2007. If he makes even one more sack, Jones will have bested all the pass rushers in the Bill Belichick era for sacks in a season.
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Well, Jones will do that and more against a Miami offensive line that has surrendered 44 sacks, good for the sixth-worst total in the league. The rise of Jabaal Sheard (eight sacks on the year) at the other defensive end position will wear the Dolphins’ pass protection thin.
The last time these teams met, Jones notched a pair of tackles on Tannehill. In fact, Jones has excelled in his career against the Dolphins, as evidenced by his 4.5 career sacks against the aqua-clad team.
Jones was every bit worth the nod he received to the 2016 Pro Bowl.
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