MOVE THE CHAINS- While the Dolphins' offense is supposedly a little banged up, they are still explosive. If the Patriots' offense isn't handing the ball over (see first point), they can further help their defense by keeping the chains moving on offense. The more time the offense is on the field, the more time the defense has to catch their breath and strategize. Luckily we've had some unseasonably warm weather this week, so the temperature in Miami shouldn't have its usual negative effect. Game time weather is expected to be 84 with a chance of rain and winds of 14 mph.
FEED THE TIGHT ENDS- The tight ends have collectively made the offense go. There's no reason to not get them involved early and often. When we threw to them in the September matchup they caught all 3 passes. In the past two weeks they've caught 16 of 19 passes (9 of 11 in Bills game & 7 of 8 against the Raiders).
WRAP UP TUA- The Bills benefited from some weak roughing the passer penalties last week. Do I think Tua is going to release the ball late and stand there waiting to get hit in order to get a flag, no. Could the Patriots go from forcing a punt to having to stay on the field due to a questionable call, absolutely. As of now the Dolphins have not benefitted from a roughing the passer call. Having not watched all of the Dolphins' games, I really don't know if there are calls that should have been made, or if Tua is playing it extra safe. Regardless, if the Patriots do get to Tua in the backfield, they need to go low and wrap him up.