Dolphins vs Patriots: Prediction Time
As we do this time every week, let's check out a few "expert" picks for this week's game. But keep in mind that all 12 of the "expert picks" last week were wrong. Everyone picked the Dolphins. Didn't work out too well, did it? What about this week?
|Chris Mortensen - NE||Adam Schefter - NE||Ron Jaworski - NE|
|Tom Jackson - Mia||Mike Ditka - NE||Peter King - NE|
|PFT - NE||Jason Cole - NE||Charles Robinson - NE|
|Pete Prisco - NE||Harmon Forecast - NE||Clark Judge - NE|
To be honest, I'm a bit surprised by how much "love" the Dolphins are getting. While only Tom Jackson was willing to pick the Dolphins, several of the "experts" above made sure to point out that they think it's going to be a close game and that they almost went the other way with their pick.
Peter King acknowledges that he "almost went the other way" because he thinks the Dolphins will pressure Tom Brady. But in the end, he took the Pats to win by three. ProFootballTalk calls this game a "dangerous game" for the Pats - but also take the Pats to win by three. And Pete Prisco, a famed Dolphin-hater, also takes the Pats to win by only three.
I, too, think that this game will be very close. I see it coming down to the fourth quarter - which has proven to be a problem for the Dolphins. If the Dolphins can put together a full 60 minutes, execute offensively, and not collapse in the fourth quarter, I give them a decent shot to win. But they have to pressure Brady and they have to create some big plays of their own on offense.http://www.thephinsider.com/20...riots-five-good