Struggling Dolphins Need Division Win Against Patriots

October 22, 2013 12:00 PM
Struggling Dolphins Need Division Win Against Patriots
By Gregory Hunt

" The New England Patriots had a 12-game winning streak against AFC East opponents snapped thanks to a 30-27 overtime loss to the New York Jets in Week Seven. The Patriots will get a chance to start a new streak when the Miami Dolphins come to Gillette Stadium Sunday for Week Eight.

Daniel Thomas #33 of the Miami Dolphins (Credit, Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Season Record

The Dolphins come into this game with a 3-3 record. They started off the 2013 season hot, winning their first three games of the season, but now they are struggling through a three-game losing streak. Last week, they suffered a 23-21 loss at home to the Buffalo Bills.

Miami’s rivalry with New England dates back to 1966, when the Dolphins were established as an AFL expansion team. The Dolphins lead the all-time regular season series 49-43, but they trail the all-time playoff series 1-2. The Patriots swept the series last season, winning 23-16 in New England and 28-0 at Miami.

Dolphins on Offense

Early on, Miami’s Ryan Tannehill looked like a Pro Bowl quarterback in leading the Dolphins to a 3-0 start, but he has looked quite vulnerable during the team’s current three-game losing streak "

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