ESPN Boston's picks: Patriots-Dolphins
October, 25, 2013
Here's how ESPNBoston.com's experts see Sunday afternoon's New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins game (1 p.m. ET, CBS) playing out. What's your prediction? Leave your pick in the comments section.
|PATRIOTS 28, DOLPHINS 24
Mike Wallace may not be even close to Calvin Johnson, but the Patriots should be wary of the deep threat. The Patriots defense will account for him and take advantage of the suspect pass protection that Ryan Tannehill has had to deal with all year. This offense will start to develop even more in Week 2 of TE Rob Gronkowski's return. It will still be won in the fourth quarter, but the Patriots pull it out.
|PATRIOTS 23, DOLPHINS 17
From the hold-yourself-accountable department, I am 0 for the last 4 predicting Patriots games. Looks like that could be good news for the Dolphins.
|PATRIOTS 30, DOLPHINS 16
The Patriots have scored 30 points just once this season, and while the offense wasn't sharp in Week 7, the possibility of Danny Amendola returning to the lineup gives hope for an improved effort. With Rob Gronkowski likely to play an even greater percentage of snaps, this could be the week that the Patriots pull things together offensively. On defense, look for Chandler Jones to have his way against a struggling Dolphins offensive line.
|PATRIOTS 26, DOLPHINS 19
|PATRIOTS OVER DOLPHINS
Of 13 ESPN experts, 12 pick the Patriots to win. Only Eric Allen is taking the Fins.
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