Miami’s entering this game coming off a tough loss, while the Patriots won last week. Both teams know each other rather well, as they meet twice each year.
However, we figured that we’d provide a few things that the Dolphins and Patriots fanbases should know and think about before the game.
Points scored per game (2023)
New England (14.4 – 31st)
Miami (34.3 – 1st)
Points allowed per game (2023)
New England (25.3 – 24th)
Miami (26.7 – 27th)
Yards gained per game (2023)
New England (294.3 – 25th)
Miami (462.3 – 1st)
Yards allowed per game (2023)
New England (311.3 – 9th)
Miami (345.3 – 20th)
The Dolphins are 61-55 all-time against the Patriots and are 11-16 since 2010. Miami is 8-5 at Hard Rock Stadium in that span.
In their matchup back in Week 2, the Dolphins won 24-17. Running back Raheem Mostert rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 6.7 yards per carry.
Miami had 11 players who were limited in practice on Thursday, including wide receivers Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill, cornerbacks Xavien Howard, Kader Kohou, Jalen Ramsey and Nik Needham. Safety Jevon Holland is also in concussion protocol.
On top of that, left tackle Terron Armstead and left guard Isaiah Wynn are both on injured reserve.
New England is also having their share of injuries. Christian Gonzalez and Matthew Judon, arguably their two best defenders, are on injured reserve.
Christian Barmore, Trent Brown, Davon Godchaux, Hunter Henry, Jonathan Jones, Cole Strange, Josh Uche, Keion White and Deatrich Wise Jr. were among the Patriots’ key contributors who have been limited in practice this week.
Dolphins wide receiver coach Wes Welker played for the Patriots from 2007-12.
Patriots assistant offensive line coach Billy Yates played for the Dolphins in 2003.
Dolphins WR Braxton Berrios played for the Patriots in 2018.
Dolphins CB Justin Bethel played for the Patriots from 2019-21.
Dolphins P Jake Bailey played for the Patriots from 2019-22.
Dolphins OL Chasen Hines played for the Patriots in 2022.
Dolphins WR Raleigh Webb played for the Patriots in 2022.
Patriots WR DeVante Parker played for the Dolphins from 2015-21.
Patriots TE Mike Gesicki played for the Dolphins from 2018-22.
Patriots DL Davon Godchaux played for the Dolphins from 2017-20.
Patriots CB Breon Borders played for the Dolphins in 2020.
Patriots LB Calvin Munson played for the Dolphins from 2019-22.