The Patriots will host the Miami Dolphins, who is riding high after two convincing wins over the Titans and the Texans.
The game will showcase the Dolphins front seven, which is one of the best units in the NFL, against the Patriots revolving door of offensive linemen.
Here are the three players to watch for during the game.
1. OT Sebastian Vollmer:
He will go head to head with DE Olivier Vernon, who has one sack this season against the Titans. This is a big matchup for one reason, if Vollmer handles him, then at least one side of the line will be taken care of and one pass rusher will be a non-factor. If Vollmer goes against Wake, even better, and he becomes an even more important player to watch tomorrow night.
2. FS Devin McCourty: He has to take care of any and all of the Dolphins big plays. They live off of big plays by their wide receivers. They love taking short passes and going the distance or taking the cap off of the defense by breaking away and making a catch 50 yards catch up the field. Devin McCourty will help Ryan against either Matthews or Landry and keep the big plays away.
3. SS Patrick Chung: He was awesome against the Jets’ tight end Cumberland, but now he will match up with Jordan Cameron, a bigger and better tight end. He caught his one and only touchdown against the Titans, a game where many of their stars finally starting playing better. This is key because if they make sure Tannehill can’t rely on Cameron then they take away the short passes and the red zone passes.