The Miami Dolphins host the New England Patriots this weekend as the 2022 NFL season begins. This marks the third straight year the Dolphins and Patriots have faced off in Week 1 of the season, having visited the Patriots in 2020 and 2021. Now in Miami, the AFC East rivals are also meeting for the second straight time in the regular season, having faced off in Week 18 last year.
Dolphins vs. Patriots Game Information:
- When: Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL.
- TV: CBS
- Radio: KISS 99.9-FM
- Stream: FuboTV (try it for free)
Dolphins vs Patriots Storylines:
The Patriots take on the Dolphins in week one for the third season in a row. They are 1-1 in these games heading into Sunday, and have struggled mightily in Miami over the last several seasons.
New England went 1-2 this preseason, losing to the Giants on a last second field goal, handling their business against the Panthers, and getting smacked around by the Raiders. You’ve heard my spiels about New England too many times to count at this point – so let’s get into Miami.
The Dolphins, who went 2-1 during the preseason are in a bit of a retool (if you will) under first year head coach Mike McDaniel. McDaniel is a product of the Shanahan coaching tree, and runs a run-centric offense that allows speedy receivers to get the ball in space.
Dolphins vs. Patriots Game Prediction:
I don’t see it happening for the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. They’re still way too new to this offensive scheme and haven’t won a game in Miami in what feels like forever.
Boy-wonder Mike McDaniel has had months to craft up a game plan to take advantage of Tua’s strengths. Opposing defenses may catch up to the QB’s shortcomings eventually – but it won’t be this weekend. The Dolphins win and cover -3.
Prediction: Dolphins 24 , Patriot 14