4: Patriots vs. Dolphins
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. ET and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. ET
Compelling story line: The Dolphins were the No. 2 team in the AFC East in 2012, with the Patriots residing in their typical spot atop the division. General manager Jeff Ireland spent a lot of money this offseason on key pieces to help get the Dolphins to the playoffs. Beating the Patriots would be a big step in that direction.
The Patriots are 4-0 in their past four games against the Dolphins, but the games have been close at times. The four have been decided by a total of 52 points, but one game was decided by 3 points and another by 7.
Interesting stat: Tom Brady has achieved a passer rating below 86 in two of his past four games against the Dolphins, and above 104 in the other two.
Bold prediction: The Dolphins will split their season series with the Patriots.