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  1. mgteich

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    Personally, I don't think that Miami is a very good team at all. Are we really are a 11-5 or 10-6 team with a solid chance in the playoffs? If so, we should have no problem beating Miami. After all, there are no surprises from Miami. The team just needs to execute.
     
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    Agree. This is as big of a test this team will have faced in years. On the road against a surging team and a team that has played them tight. If they don't win Sunday, they have to run the table in order to have a shot at a playoff spot.
     
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    Wildcat or no wildcat - 38-13 beating from this so called team that is not very good tells me what you say is BS until proven otherwise

    New England has everything to lose including a playoff berth,Miami will be tough to beat as always in Florida
     
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    Perhaps I was not clear.

    With all that is on the line, with the extra time, if we can't handily beat a team like Miami, WE are not a very good team.

     
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    I agree. And I'll be disappointed in Belichick and his coaches if we lose unless it's a loss based on dumb mistakes. If we just go out and lose man on man, there's no excuse for that with the talent difference, the extra time off and the fact that the stupid Wildcat won't be a surprise this time.
     
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    Our "we always get beat on in Miami" thinking should be tamed by the fact that's it's a diff QB, diff defense, etc...

    I'm not buying to old curses on this game. If we can't win, we wouldn't last long in the play-off's anyway. That said, there's some excellent offensive momentum to be had from the Jets game. If the coaches are willing to take risks and the O-Line and QB stay hot, we're up by two TD's at the half, even if the D plays safe. If the D takes risks and win, I believe we'll return the drubbing they gave us last time. This is a completely different team than they played in week #3.
     
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    I think there are a lot of reasons the Pats lost the first game that doesn't speak to their talent right now from them not taking the Dolphins seriously enough, the Dolphins playing like they had nothing to lose coming in with a trick play the Pats weren't prepared for, Cassel was still a work in progress, etc.

    This time around it is different. The Pats shouldn't have any reason to take the Dolphins lightly. The Dolphins are playing for a playoff berth and are not going to take a lot of chances. The Pats are in must win mode. Cassel is a proven QB. And so on. This is a very different scenario.

    The Pats are 6-4 which means they aren't BS. They still gotta prove they are worthy of being a true contender, but they aren't a fraud team.
     
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    We shall see, should eb a good one. As a Dolphins fan either way it's nice to be alive in week 12 after last year.
     
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    Could not agree more, not sure in this era have we ever been beaten by the same interconference team twice in one year, have to think that BB & Staff have had plenty of time to gameplan.. I suspect a solid win.
     
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    well put.
    fingers crossed.
     
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    Personally, I think we saw how good we are last week against NY.

    And the answer was: Not good enough.
     
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    Agree completely. We need to be better if we are going to make a serious run. Cassel has developed nicely, but the defense continues to be way too inconsistent. If they cannot pull it together, I think there will be coaching changes on the defensive side, with Capers moving to the coordinator role.
     
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    Why Capers? I have not been overly impressed one way or the other.
     
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    You can't make final judgments after game eleven.

    I remember the Giants being embarrassed 41-17 at home by the eventual 8-8 Vikings in week 12 of last year.

    The only difference being, they had more playoff breathing room.
     
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