The Patriots will take on the Dolphins in the new year in just two days for the right to claim the number one seed while Miami tries to end the season on a high note.
The Patriots should be able to beat Miami, but Miami will bring everything they have in this game, so here are the keys to prevent an upset.
1. Protect Tom Brady:
If the line can give Brady more than 1.5 seconds to throw the football the offense will score and have a much more productive day than their last few outings. It’s always a key to protect the QB, the most important player on the field.
2. Find A Running Game:
The Patriots need to find a running game or something that gives them confidence in their run game heading into the postseason. This is the perfect time, game, and defense to find the run game. The Dolphins defense is ranked 30th against the run, so if you can’t block their run defense and run the ball successful who are you going to run against? A running game will do wonders for the wide outs and Brady.
3. Stop The Run:
It’s been tough for the run defense without a healthy Dont’a Hightower, but no matter, they need to stack the box to prevent the Dolphins from letting Miller run away with this game. If they can run and throw big plays the Patriots are in big trouble, so step one, stop the run and things will be easier.