3. Tom Brady will throw for 350 yards
Just like the secondary is due for a pick-six, Brady is due for a big game passing the ball. While he’s still the NFL leader in passing yards with 4,636, it’s been a month since Brady has eclipsed the 300-yard mark.
Against the Dolphins’ pass defense, which ranks a pedestrian 24th in terms of total passing yards allowed, Brady will have a field day. Especially if he has trusted target Julian Edelman back in the fold, Brady will completely undress the Dolphins’ secondary.
As it so happens, the last time Brady surpassed the 350-yard mark was on October 29th—against the Dolphins. You see where this line of reasoning originates from.
Brady and the offense will treat this game as a dress rehearsal for the playoffs, executing the game plan on the dime while padding the stat sheets a bit.
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