Avoid Penalties- When it comes to penalties, the Patriots and Dolphins are polar opposites. The Patriots are tied for 4th best in the league while the Dolphins are tied for second most. Just last wee alone, the Dolphins racked up 17 penalties, many of which were pre-snap. When it comes to the pre-snap variety, the Patriots are tied for top position with the Vikings. The Dolphins are the worst team and have 18 false starts so far this season.
The Usual- It should go without saying that ball security, especially between the 30 and either endzone, is a key to winning today. Avoiding offensive 3 and outs and playing solid special teams should put the Patriots in position for yet another winning season.