Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine: Week 8/15 Opponent - New England Patriots

Jim Rogash

The Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine will feature 24 posts over 24 hours. Join us as we get ready for the Dolphins' 2013 season with a look at the team's Week 8/15 opponent, the New England Patriots.

The Miami Dolphins will visit the New England Patriots in Week 8 and host the Patriots in Week 15 of the 2013 season. Here's a brief look at the Patriots:

Week 8
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Sunday, October 27 - 1:00pm ET

Week 15
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, December 15 - 1:00pm ET

SB Nation Blog: Pats Pulpit

  • All time record: Miami 49-43
  • Recent streak: Patriots 6 Wins
  • Last Dolphins win in New England: September 21, 2008
  • Last Dolphins win in Miami: December 6, 2009
  • The Patriots have swept the season series each of the last three years, and eight times in history. All eight New England sweeps have come since 1986.

2012 Review:

  • Record: 12-4
  • Total Offense: 1
  • Total Defense: 25

New England key additions:

New England key departures:

New England Draft:

Round Pick Player Position School
2 52 Jamie Collins LB Southern Miss
2 59 Aaron Dobson WR Marshall
3 83 Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
3 91 Duron Harmon S Rutgers
4 102 Josh Boyce WR TCU
7 226 Michael Buchanan DE Illinois
7 235 Steve Beauharnais LB Rutgers

Question Marks:

  • Receivers - The top five offensive weapons from last year are either gone, or could miss time due to injury. Aaron Hernandez is in jail, Wes Welker is in Denver, Danny Woodhead is in San Diego, and Brandon Lloyd is a free agent. Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski is trying to return after four surgeries on his twice broken arm and a back surgery. While the Patriots still have Tom Brady, to whom he will be able to throw the ball will be a question mark for a while.
  • Hernandez - As much as the team is trying to put Hernandez' murder charges behind them, every time anything happens in the case, the questions will come to members of the Patriots. How well they handle it could be key for the season.
  • Tebow time - Everyone said the best place Tim Tebow could go is to New England, where they have an established QB and a coach who will work with him. That's exactly what has happened now. Will Tebow's presence be a distraction at any point, or could the 'Patriot Way" actually outweigh Tebow Time?

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