As a Fins fan I know that this game is huge! If the Pats win here, it will all but knock the Dolphins out of the playoff picture.
On my personal blog I broke down three reasons why the Pats will lose this game.
Not spamming, I pasted the post below. Feel free to check out my blog, but the post in its entirety is below.
Tonight is arguably the biggest football game to date.
The New England Patriots are amidst a playoff run, and the Saints are having their best season in history. The game has true meaning and playoff implications, and will indeed be a great game!
I usually don’t do this but I am going to give it a go.
Pick the Saints for a victory tonight.
The game is being played at the Super Dome. Once the place of pain and suffering with the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina is now a place for celebration and smiles. The Saints are undefeated this season and have played great at home. This is the their biggest game of the year and the crowd will be loud! The Pats have only won one game on the road this season and that was against a dismal Tampa Bay Buccs. Home field advantage is important and will be the main reason the Saints will be victorious.
D! Enough said! You have heard it time and time again, defense wins championships. The Saints have been playing great on both sides of the ball the entire year, and is the main reason they are undefeated. They are hungry and are seeing the field very well. The key will be the secondaries tonight. Frankly put, New England’s isn’t very good. That will play into the hands of Drew Brees and cost Mr. Brady the game.
Brett Farve…You are probably scratching your head and wondering how Brett Farve could have any affect on this game at all. Well, the old man has stepped up his already Hall of Fame career as he is leading the one loss Vikings like never before. If the Saints want to have home field advantage they need a win. They know they play better at home, and know this win would be key as they push toward the postseason.
There are three solid reasons why the Pats will lose tonight! It is also possible that the coaching decisions against the Colts will have an affect at some point later this year. If this is a close game, with Brady driving, watch how the O is called. It is a matter of time before Coach B has to make another decision…
I expect a great game tonight! It will be one with a lot of action and possibly an instant classic.