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New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Sunday Night Football Preview 

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Sunday Night Football Preview 
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Sunday Night Football Preview 

Written by Karver Jordan 

The New England Patriots are bringing out the throwback uniforms for the Sunday Night Football matchup vs. the Miami Dolphins. The week two matchup is going to be a good test for the Patriots defense. In this article, you will see some of Karver Jordan’s thoughts and some key matchups to watch out for.

Run The Ball 

The New England Patriots will need to Run The Ball vs the Miami Dolphins front seven. The Patriots went against the best front seven in the league in their week one matchup vs the Philadelphia Eagles, now they will go against one of the worst. This Miami front seven let up 233 rushing yards vs the Los Angeles Chargers, both running backs for Los Angeles averaged 5+ Yards per carry and both had a touchdown each. The Patriots have a better running back duo compared to the Chargers, Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott should both have solid games vs the Dolphins weak front seven. The Patriots RB duo only had on average 3+ yards per carry vs the Eagles, expect the numbers to go up vs the Dolphins defense.  New Englands’ Offensive Line will need to get a good push vs the Dolphins to produce positive yardage. 

Mac Jones connection to Hunter Henry and Kendrick Bourne continues to stay strong

Mac Jones is coming off an outstanding performance vs the Philadelphia Eagles who may have the best defense in the whole NFL, The third-year QB continues to have a strong connection with tight end Hunter Henry and wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. Veteran tight end Hunter Henry recorded five receptions for 56 yards and touchdown, Kendrick Bourne recorded six receptions for 64 yards with two touchdowns. Both of Macs’ favorite targets are expected to have big games vs Miami’s secondary. 

The Patriots defense’s main focus is stopping WR Tyreek Hill

New England is going to have to stop Tua Tagovailoa’s favorite target, Tyreek Hill. The speedy WR is going to cause some trouble vs. the Patriots but Bill Belichick has always found a way to limit him. Hill had 11 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Chargers secondary, I would expect Jonathan Jones to be on Tyreek Hill if healthy but if not available I would expect rookie Christian Gonzalez to play vs. the speedy WR. 

Stop Tua Tagovailoa from making plays

The Patriots front seven is going to have to make it tough for Tagovailoa, the Miami Dolphins QB completed 28 of his 45 passes for 466 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. The numbers were really impressive and this Patriots secondary is going to have to cover the speedy WR core the Dolphins have built.  Force Tua to throw the ball into coverage. 

Karver’s Final Thoughts/Notepad

Offense Notes (3) 

-The Patriots will need to test out the run game early if it is working, keep it going. 

-Let the receivers and tight ends do their thing.

-Take what the defense gives you. FINISH DRIVES WITH POINTS. 

Defense Notes (3) 

-Limit Tyreek Hill. The wideout will make receptions just don’t allow him to do much more. 

-Force turnovers/stops. Make it tough on Miami’s offense.

-Keep everything in front of you. Limit the YAC of the WRs. 

Special Teams Notes (2) 

-Let Chad Ryland kick.

-Get the offense in good field position.

More about the writer:

My name is Karver Jordan, I’m a high schooler who is writing in New England. I enjoy sharing my sports knowledge with everyone. My goal is to help get the fans to get a better understanding of Teams, Players, and more. If you enjoyed this piece of writing check me out on Instagram and Twitter! 



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