The New England Patriots will be heading into the 2017 season as the favorites in the AFC. However, Ndamukong Suh of the Miami Dolphins believes they are beatable.
After winning their fifth Super Bowl last season, the New England Patriots will have a target on their back next season.
As the defending champs, every team that faces the Patriots will be attempting to give them their best shot. After seeing how well the Patriots played last season, the only way to beat them is usually to give them your best shot.
One player that believes the Patriots are beatable is Miami Dolphins defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh. As one of the best defensive tackles in the game, Suh can cause havoc in the trenches. However, he knows that it takes a lot more than just a great individual performance to beat the Patriots.
"“I think the Patriots are definitely beatable,” Suh said on ESPN via CSNNE.com. “It’s just a matter of playing a good game, almost a perfect game in a lot of ways because they’ve got great coaching and obviously great players and talent on their side of the ball. So you’ve got to be going on all cylinders. Without question, I have a ton of respect for them, but without question, they’re definitely beatable as everybody is in the league.”"
In 2016, the Dolphins were unable to beat the Patriots in both games that the teams faced. Their best chance came in Week 2 against Jimmy Garoppolo, however, they were unable to pull off the comeback after Garoppolo was injured.
Suh and the Dolphins will have to wait awhile before they get their crack at the Patriots this season. Their first matchup isn’t until Week 12 in New England, and then they will play two weeks later in Miami.
After a great offseason, New England is going to be a difficult team to beat. However, Suh and the Dolphins are certainly motivated to dethrone the Patriots in the AFC East.