This might seem like a joke, but believe us when we tell you, do not sleep on the Miami Dolphins this season. After signing former Super Bowl Champion and all-star wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs and bolstering both their offensive and defensive lines with some sound offseason moves as well as a decent draft, even after seeing their best draft capital all go away in the deal to acquire Hill from KC, this team could definitely become one of the most entertaining dark horses in the league this upcoming season.
Week 1 of the season will see the Dolphins start out their season against the team that will most likely be their direct competition for 2nd place in the AFC East division as well as for a spot in the postseason through a wildcard berth, Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots. Now, if you know about football, you know that the Dolphins vs. Patriots matchups usually give plenty to talk about when it comes to thrills and action, so for now, while we wait for week 1 of the 2022 season, let’s look back at what happened the last time both AFC East squads met up on the field.
In the last game of the 2021 NFL season, the New England Patriots headed down to Miami to face off against the Dolphins for one last time in the season, that after having turned what seemed to be a season doomed for lessons learned and experiments with their new QB at the time Mac Jones to an actual playoff-bound season for the team. But just like in other seasons where the Patriots have had to close out their season in Florida against the ‘Fins, Miami once again managed to stand tall above New England, routing Belichick, Jones and company with a convincing 33-24 win in which the Dolphins were able to truly put the former rookie QB out of Alabama against the ropes in a way in which he hadn’t had been put before.
This loss, which ended up causing the Patriots the 5th playoff seed in last year’s postseason would end up proving once again that when it comes to playing in Miami against the Dolphins, it doesn’t matter what New England brings to the table, they will always find a way to succumb to what the locals bring to the gridiron.
For their upcoming week 1 matchup, while New England is a team that offers a myriad of solid football strategies, if the Dolphins can catch a break early and Tua Tagovailoa gets going from the start with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, count on a win for the ‘Fins.
Patriots vs Dolphins Game Information
- Game: Patriots vs Dolphins
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.
- Day/Time: Sunday, September 08, 8:20 p.m. ET
- Patriots vs Dolphins Live stream: NFL Game Pass
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