PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > Patriots Commentary

Patriots – Dolphins II Keys, Who Has the Razor’s Edge?

Steve Balestrieri
Steve Balestrieri on Twitter
5 years ago at 8:30 am ET
Posted Under: Patriots Commentary

Patriots – Dolphins II Keys, Who Has the Razor’s Edge?Kyle Terada - USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots will play their final game of the 2016 NFL regular season on the road against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The game will be broadcast by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZ with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts handling the play-by-play and analysis duties. Evan Washburn will work the sidelines. The game will also be aired on the Patriots flagship radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub with Bob Socci and Scott Zolak on the call, produced by Marc Capello.

The Patriots (13-2) defeated the New York Jets on Christmas Eve in Foxboro 41-3. Tom Brady threw for three first half touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount rushed for two touchdowns giving him a league-leading 17 on the season. The defense forced four more turnovers.

The Dolphins (10-5) beat the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime. Jay Ajayi rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown, his third 200-yard game of the season. QB Matt Moore filling in for the injured Ryan Tannehill threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

We here at PatsFans.com are continuing our “Razor’s Edge” column in 2016 to give some quick analysis on some of the key matchups of the game and what you can look for in how the game plays out.

Series History:
The Patriots and Dolphins will be meeting for the 103rd time with Miami holding an all-time 53-49 edge. The Dolphins hold a big all-time edge in home games 36-15. The last three years have seen the series split along home lines with each team holding serve on their home field.

The Patriots jumped out to a big lead in Week 2 but then had to hold on for a 31-24 victory with Jimmy Garoppolo starting at QB before being injured and giving way to Jacoby Brissett.

Here is a look at some of the key matchups and who holds the Razor’s Edge.

First up is the Patriots offense:


Posted Under: Patriots Commentary
Tags: 2016 NFL Season 2016 Patriots season Adam Gase Bill Belichick Buffalo Bills Cameron Wake Chris Hogan Devante Parker Dion Lewis Dont'a Hightower Jabaal Sheard Jarvis Landry Jay Ajayi Jimmy Garoppolo Julian Edelman Kenny Stills Kenyon Drake LaGarrette Blount Malcolm Butler Martellus Bennett Matt Moore Miami Dolphins Ndamukong Suh New England Patriots New York Jets NFL Patriots Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady Trey Flowers


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    15 Observations from Victory over the Buffalo Bills

    15 Observations from Victory over the Buffalo Bills

    By: Mark Morse
    Monday night's Patriots / Bills match-up was everything we thought it would be due to the horrible wind conditions.
    2 days ago
    Old School Patriots Run Over the Bills 14-10, Observations

    Old School Patriots Run Over the Bills 14-10, Observations

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    the Patriots returned to the old style of power football, throwing just 3 times and running 46, and grinding out 222 yards on the ground.
    2 days ago
    Terrific Coaching Job By Belichick Has Patriots at the Top of AFC

    Terrific Coaching Job By Belichick Has Patriots at the Top of AFC

    By: Bob George
    The Patriots are now by themselves as the top team in the AFC, as well as the AFC East, with a 9-4 record and a…
    2 days ago
    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy – Ready To Be Number 1 In The AFC Again

    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy – Ready To Be Number 1 In The AFC Again

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Francis shares his thoughts on the Patriots upcoming "Monday Night Football" matchup with the rival Bills in latest "NFL Fan Therapy" episode.
    3 days ago
    PHOTOS: Patriots Reveal Customized Cleats For NFL’s ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ Campaign

    PHOTOS: Patriots Reveal Customized Cleats For NFL’s ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ Campaign

    By: Robert Alvarez
    For the sixth consecutive season, the New England Patriots and the other 31 NFL teams will participate in the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign. The…
    3 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")