The Miami Dolphins are all set to head north and clash with their AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots. The Patriots have terrorized the rest of the division for two decades to this point, with Miami being the only team who has been able to interrupt the Patriots’ run on consecutive division titles — and Miami’s lone victory came over a decade ago in 2008. This is a new Patriots team, however. Gone are the likes of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. So, too, are more than a quarter of New England’s defensive starters.
A win is there for the taking, especially after the Dolphins came to Foxborough and upset the Patriots to close out their 2019 campaign in Week 17. But what variables will be most critical to the cause? Here are five pressing questions ahead of tomorrow’s contest.