The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots will face off for the 100th regular season meeting between the two division rivals when they meet in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Both teams are headed to the AFC Playoffs, but there are still seeding questions that need to be answered and both teams can use a win in this game.
New England beat the Dolphins back in Week 2 of the season, using a combination of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett to fill in for the suspended Tom Brady. In this Week 17 meeting, Brady will be back under center for the Patriots - assuming Bill Bellichick does not pull him for rest before the playoffs - while the Dolphins will not have Week 2’s starter, Ryan Tannehill. Matt Moore will be starting for Miami for the third straight game after a knee injury sidelined Tannehill in Week 14.
In this season finale re-match, can the Dolphins make it four straight years beating New England in Miami? Will the Patriots lock up home-field advantage in the playoffs with a win? Could Miami put themselves in position to move up to the fifth seed?
We have everything you need to watch the Patriots at Dolphins in the regular season finale:
New England Patriots (13-2) at Miami Dolphins (10-5)
January 1, 2017
Game time: 1pm ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Weather: 80˚F, Partly Cloudy
TV Coverage: CBS (What games will I get?)
TV Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Armed Forces Network: For our overseas service members watching on AFN, this game will be live on AFN Sports 2.
Radio Network: Full Miami Dolphins Radio Network stations
Online streaming: CBS All Access in local coverage areas (green on map above); SundayTicket.TV for NFL Sunday Ticket's online access (paid subscription required); NFL GamePass will allow you to stream on-demand replays of the regular season games after it is over.
Odds: Patriots -9 | O/U: 44.5
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All-time Head-to-Head: Dolphins 52-47 (Regular season)
Last Matchup: Patriots 31-24 @ Miami (Week 2, 2016)
Current Streak: Patriots 1 win (2016)
Dolphins 2016 schedule:
Week 1 (Sep 11) - @ Seattle Seahawks - L 12-10
Week 2 (Sep 18) - @ New England Patriots - L 31-24
Week 3 (Sep 25) - vs. Cleveland Browns - 30-24 OT
Week 4 (Sep 29) - @ Cincinnati Bengals (TNF) - L 22-7
Week 5 (Oct 9) - vs. Tennessee Titans - L 30-17
Week 6 (Oct 16) - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - W 30-15
Week 7 (Oct 23) - vs. Buffalo Bills - W 28-25
Week 8 - BYE
Week 9 (Nov 6) - vs. New York Jets - W 27-23
Week 10 (Nov 13) - @ San Diego Chargers - W 31-24
Week 11 (Nov 20) - @ Los Angeles Rams - W 14-10
Week 12 (Nov 27) - vs. San Francisco 49ers - W 31-24
Week 13 (Dec 4) - @ Baltimore Ravens - L 38-6
Week 14 (Dec 11) - vs. Arizona Cardinals - W 26-23
Week 15 (Dec 17) - at New York Jets (Saturday night)
Week 16 (Dec 24) - at Buffalo Bills (Saturday afternoon)
Week 17 (Jan 1) - vs. New England Patriots