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New England Patriots will clash with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in a top of the table clash in the AFC East division. A win today would see the Patriots continue in cruise control towards the divisional title and the playoffs, however the Dolphins will be fighting hard today to build on last week's win that halted a three game slide. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link provided below.
The Patriots find themselves in the familiar position of cruising towards the divisional title towards the end of the year. They will want to knock down wannabe contenders, the Dolphins, today and maintain their march towards the playoffs and hopefully the Super Bowl.
New England come into this game with a record of 8-3 and are a clear three games ahead of second placed Miami Dolphins who are on 5-6. A month ago the Dolphins were looking good and were posing as contenders, but a run of three straight losses undermined a lot of their early season work and dumped them to below .500.
They were able to stem the bleeding last week and halted that three game slide with a win. If they can cause an upset and beat the Patriots today that would bring their heads back above water at .500 and potentially form a platform for them to make a late season run for a playoff spot. However, a loss today for Miami could leave them with too much to do to realistically make the playoffs.
The task ahead of the Dolphins is immense. The New England Patriots have won five in a row coming into this Week 13 match up, scoring more than 29 points in each of those games.
It should be remembered that these two teams will meet again in Week 17, although the division is likely to be decided by that time if the Patriots maintain their intensity.
The Dolphins will need a massive game from the impressive Ryan Tannehill to win this one. He has completed 197 throws from 334 attempts for 2373 yards and seven touchdowns. He has done extremely well considering the pressure he has been put under. However, on the other side there is Tom Brady, who has completed 274 from 420 attempted throws, for 3299 yards and a massive 24 touchdowns.
New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.