Week 12: Home vs. Miami Dolphins
After two straight road games, the Patriots will return home for only their second AFC East game of the season. Coming into training camp, the Dolphins were thought to be the main competition for the Patriots in the AFC East. Unfortunately for them, Ryan Tannehill suffered a season-ending injury in camp, and will be out for the entire season.
It is a bit hard to judge what the Dolphins will be with Jay Cutler under center, but he should feel comfortable in their offense at this point in the season. That being said, Cutler is likely no threat to the Patriots in the East.
Getting the boost of coming back home after two road games should help the Patriots in this one. While the Dolphins likely are going to be a threat in the division, they could be one of the many potential Wild Card teams in the AFC. However, this game is in at the end of Novemeber in the cold weather of New England. Don’t expect to see the Patriots lose their first game of the season in this one.