Game 8 preview: Dolphins at Patriots

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots are looking to bounce back after a 30-27 overtime loss to their division rival New York Jets while hoping to continue the team’s supremacy over another division foe in the Miami Dolphins.

The Patriots (5-2) are 28-15 when facing the Dolphins (3-3) at home and are 17-9 against Miami since Bill Belichick took over as head coach in 2000.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 28-9 following a team’s loss.

Miami is on a three-game losing streak after beginning the season 3-0, falling to the Buffalo Bills last week 23-21. They’ve lost their last two games by a combined five points.


Here are the details for today’s game:

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Records: Patriots 5-2; Dolphins 3-3.

TV/Radio: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms); 98.5-FM The Sports Hub (Bob Socci, Scott Zolak) and ESPN Radio (Ryan Ruocco, Bill Polian, Ian Fitzsimmons).

Projected starting lineups:
Based on information distributed to the media, practice observations, and injuries for each team.

Patriots offense: WR Julian Edelman, LT Nate Solder, LG Logan Mankins, C Ryan Wendell, RG Dan Connolly, RT Sebastian Vollmer, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, QB Tom Brady, RB Stevan Ridley, WR Aaron Dobson.

Patriots defense: DT Joe Vellano, DT Chris Jones, DE Chandler Jones, DE Rob Ninkovich, LB Dont’a Hightower, LB Jamie Collins, LB Brandon Spikes, CB Alfonzo Dennard, CB Kyle Arrington, S Devin McCourty, S Steve Gregory.

Dolphins offense: WR Brian Hartline, LT Jonathan Martin, LG Richie Incognito, C Mike Pouncey, RG John Jerry, RT Tyson Clabo, TE Charles Clay, WR Mike Wallace, WR Brandon Gibson, QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Lamar Miller.

Dolphins defense: LE Cameron Wake, DT Randy Starks, DT Paul Soliai, RE Olivier Vernon, LB Philip Wheeler, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Koa Misi, CB Brent Grimes, CB Dimitri Patterson, S Chris Clemons, S Reshad Jones.

Read this, link that


– Erik Frenz breaks down the matchup between Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer and Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake.

– In the latest Patscetera, I detail how the Patriots passing game needs identity.

– Follow today’s game and comment on the action in our live blog. Updates start around 11:30 a.m.

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