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The New England Patriots will be traveling to Miami to play the Miami Dolphins in their season opener on Sunday.
After a rocky preseason, the Patriots are hoping to put the rough pre-season behind them and start the season with a bang.
The Patriots will be led by six-time Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick, while the Dolphins will be coached by newcomer Brian Flores.
The game will be televised in areas of Detroit and Philadelphia, but most fans will need to watch the game online or stream it on their device.
Dolphins come into the game off a 2-1 preseason
The Miami Dolphins come into this week’s game with a 2-1 preseason record.
The Dolphins won the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a field goal.
But they had to overcome some familiar offensive line woes to pull off the win.
Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask combined for over 300 yards rushing against Miami’s defense.
With the game against the Philadelphia Eagles right around the corner, the Dolphins are looking to wrap up the preseason with a win.
Miami’s preseason schedule isn’t terribly encouraging, though the Dolphins’ 2-1 record suggests they can be competitive early on.
The Dolphins have added talent to their offensive line, adding Connor Williams and Terron Armstead to their roster this offseason.
Coach McDaniel has said that he wants to play a balanced offense, which means he’ll give his running backs plenty of opportunities.
Miami also added DeVante Parker to its receiving corps, giving Jones a larger target radius.
While they’re missing the services of No. 2 corner Byron Jones, they’ll still have top corner Xavien Howard on their roster.
The Miami Dolphins aren’t particularly deep on the defensive line, but Charles Grant and Marques Douglas have both been featured in preseason coverage.
Both players are working their way up the depth chart, but the Dolphins are unlikely to waive them for financial reasons.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa targets his highest-paid receiver early and often
The Dolphins’ offseason strategy included loading up on quarterbacks.
With Tua Tagovailoa in the mix, the offense should be much better than it was last year.
If Tagovailoa fails to make the kind of progress he hopes for, he’ll be left with few excuses.
As a rookie, Tagovailoa has yet to reach a ranking of more than twenty-four in the EPA per play and PFF grade.
He had no completions of 50 yards or longer as a rookie, and just three last year.
The problem is that Miami’s offensive line is weak and often forces Tagovailoa to make short throws.
Despite his inexperience as a starter, Tagovailoa has shown flashes of his college brilliance during his first two seasons.
However, he’s struggled with the offense, and is likely to fight for his job.
With an average of 7.9 yards per attempt, he’s not exactly an elite quarterback, and he’s likely to struggle in his second season.
The Dolphins’ offensive line improved over the offseason, but the quarterback’s ability to play a full season is a key question.
He must show that he’s healthy behind an improved offensive line and utilize his YAC to the fullest with his wide receivers.
Last year, Tagovailoa was blamed for a lack of arm strength, and he was forced to use run-pass options because of the offensive line’s struggles.
As a result, he ranked near the bottom in yards per attempt and yards per completion.
Patriots QB Mac Jones could have a big day
Miami Dolphins quarterback Mac Jones has a solid chance to have a big day against the Patriots.
The Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins 20-7 on Sunday. Mac Jones completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown.
However, he was sacked twice, and one of those sacks resulted in a Miami touchdown.
Despite the early injury concerns, Jones was able to finish the game.
Jones was 21 of 30 for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
He is expected to be evaluated again in New England before returning to the field.
Miami’s defense gave Jones a few hard hits on Sunday, including a high shot from safety Jevon Holland that resulted in a roughing the passer penalty.
The Dolphins’ defense is expected to be a major issue against the Patriots, so Jones will have to work even harder to stay healthy.
One thing to watch for Jones is the Patriots’ offensive line.
While the Patriots’ offensive line has been able to stop most of the Dolphins’ hitters, it has been a challenge for Jones to stay comfortable and accurate.
His lack of protection has left him exposed to pressure in the pocket.
As a result, Jones has struggled to make quick decisions.
In addition to Mac Jones’s lack of mobility, New England’s defense made life difficult for the Dolphins.
The Patriots only made one field goal inside the 60-yard line. As a result, the Dolphins’ running game struggled to find a rhythm.
This resulted in the Patriots ditching their zone running schemes and using classic power runs.
As a result, the offensive line struggled, and missed assignments started to surface.
The Patriots’ second drive was stopped by a sack by safety Trent Brown.
Another mistake was a play inside the zone that resulted in a two-yard loss. That set up a third-and-19 situation.