Patriots Wire staff picks and scores for Patriots-Dolphins game

The New England Patriots will once again have their backs against the wall in Sunday’s AFC East divisional clash with the Miami Dolphins. But how will they respond?

Will they come out swinging like they did in last week’s upset win over the Buffalo Bills, or will they completely implode like they did in previous losses to the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints?

An argument could be made that this is the most important game of the season for the Patriots. A loss could turn them into sellers by the October 31st trade deadline, while a victory could keep the win-now mentality alive for the rest of the season.

The team showed life and garnered praise after their incredible Week 7 win over the Bills. Can that propel them to victory against a Dolphins team that’s back at home and coming off a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles?

Here’s the full round-up of Patriots Wire staff picks for the Week 8 matchup:

Jordy McElroy (3-4) – Patriots 24, Dolphins 27

Danny Jaillet (6-1) – Patriots 23, Dolphins 31

Cam Garrity (3-4) – Patriots 21, Dolphins 17

Michael Braithwaite (2-5) – Patriots 21, Dolphins 23

Who do you have winning Sunday’s game? Can the Patriots keep the hype train rolling after their big win against Buffalo? Will Mac Jones and company be able to compete with Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ explosive offense?

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Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire