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Dolphins vs Patriots: Prediction Time

miami dolphins - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 12.0 256.5 (26th) 196.0 (14th) 60.5 (29th)
Def 25.5 369.0 (26th) 272.5 (30th) 96.5 (12th)

new england patriots - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 18.0 299.0 (22nd) 184.0 (15th) 115.0 (16th)
Def 10.0 270.0 (9th) 167.0 (10th) 103.0 (15th-T)

It's time, once again, to make our predictions.  Above are the team rankings for both the Fins and Pats.  And below are some "expert" predictions:

Mike Ditka - NE Pete Prisco - NE
Tom Jackson - NE Harmon Forecast - NE
Chris Mortensen - NE Clark Judge - NE
Mark Schlereth - NE Peter King - NE
Ron Jaworski - NE Jay Novacek - NE

Not surprisingly, it's tough to find anyone picking the Dolphins this week.  And as I've done for the first two weeks, I will once again pick against the Dolphins.

Let's face it.  It's just not smart to get your hopes up for any game this year.  And even without Tom Brady, the Patriots are still a good team.  While I don't think it'll be a blowout, like some are suggesting, the Patriots should score enough and, more importantly, limit the Dolphins' offense en route to the victory up in Foxborough.

In all seriousness, where's Miami's offense going to come from?  You know New England will make it a point to stop the ground game, forcing Chad Pennington to throw early and often.  And historically speaking, Bill Belichick defenses have given Pennington fits, with Chad having thrown 9 interceptions in 7 career starts against New England.

So I'll say the Pats win 24-16.  How about you all?  Tell us below...