When you throw the records aside, there are many numbers, stats, and trends that show Miami as a pretty tough opponent in the 2nd half of the season. The link I have provided was pretty eye opening, as I realized that we shouldn't take Miami lightly, but was not aware that they were so tough in so many areas. Although most of us expect N.England to win tomorrow, they may not realize how tough our team should be viewed by once again rising to the occasion. We all know Miami is not a playoff bound team, but they aren't as far off as many here think. Check out the link: Pats vs Dolphins week 16 potpourri :All Things Pats And lastly, Happy Holidays to all of the great people on this forum. Enjoy your times with your families, and be safe. It's always a pleasure discussing football with such a top-notch group of posters, and I appreciate the back and forth with all of you.