The Patriots are coming off of a loss to Rex Ryan and the Jets and they are looking to get back on the right foot against the Miami Dolphins. Danny Amendola looks like he will get back on the field. Rob Gronkowski is already back on the field. The Patriots are starting to get some health on their side and they will be getting after the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are looking to protect Ryan Tannehill a little bit. He has been hit a lot this season. He has been playing well, but he needs some time to throw the football. They traded for LT Bryant McKinnie during the week and he may be starting on the offensive line.
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
When: October 27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
Dolphins Player to Watch: Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill has been playing well for the Dolphnins even though he gets hit back in the pocket all the time. He has 1577 passing yards and 9 touchdowns this season. He might have a new left tackle protecting his back side in this game. That would definitely be a breath of fresh air for the young quarterback. He will have to lead the Dolphins offense to some points.
Patriots Player to Watch: Rob Gronkowski
Even with the return of Rob Gronnkowski last weekend, the offense struggled to move the football. Gronkowski still did well in his return to the football field. He caught 8 passes for 114 yards in his first game of the year and we expect that he will get more and more comfortable in the game. He will also have Danny Amendola back on the field in this game to help take some of the attention from the defense.
The Patriots offense will get better and batter with time and health. This will be the first time that Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski will be on the field this season. It will be huge for Tom Brady to get comfortable with those guys to get this offense going. He likely will get a little more comfortable this week against the Dolphins. If the Dolphins want a chance in this division, they have to knock off the Patriots. This will be their chance, just don’t think they are ready to take the spot yet.
Patriots 23, Dolphins 21