New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins is the big clash in the AFC Easton the final day of the NFL regular season on Sunday.
The Patriots still have unfinished work, and they will be looking for a win in the hope of clinching a playoff bye.
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The game is scheduled to start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link provided below.
A playoff bye is nothing to be scoffed at, and if the Patriots can claim the bye it will give their players some much needed time off and let the other top teams in the NFL fight it out to go through an extra round of games.
Three weeks back the Patriots looked like the real deal; dismantling the Houston Texans - widely considered as one of the major contenders for the Super Bowl this year - by a scoreline of 42-14.
However, since then things have slipped a little, and that will worry New England fans. They fell to the San Francisco 49ers in mid-December by a score of 34-41, and last week only managed to scape by the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 23-16.
As the playoffs are fast approaching the Patriots will want to get everything back in order to ensure they hit the ground running in the postseason.
The playoffs are an unforgiving time of the season and any slip-ups will see all the hard work the team has put in over the regular season potentially go to waste.
New England will want to get firing again; despite last week's struggling win against Jacksonville, the Patriots remain the number one ranked team in the NFL for both points scored per game, and total yards gained per game.
Until recently they have been one of the most balanced sides performing at both ends of the field and showing their competency in rush and pass.
They will be desperate to get their top form back and re-build their confidence as they begin their run for the Super Bowl. They will be looking for a big win today.
New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.