It’s always been my dream to start a blog series that would
go until the end of the season.This is
one blog in that series, and I will answer for my predictions next week.
Disclaimer: My takes are almost always correct.So buckle up- buckaroo.
Another AFC East tilt this week.(Did I mention I hate all these divisional
games at the end of the season??)Everybody
already has eyes on the Pittsburgh game.Let’s be sure we don’t fall into that trap.The Pats can clinch the AFC East with this
win, although it already feels like a foregone conclusion.
The Dolphins always give us fits in South Florida.I can understand how we can’t play in Denver
with the air.Kansas City is tough with
all the noise.Miami is in that same
conversation, I just don’t know why.Brady just seems to get rattled, and when he starts ducking linemen that
aren’t there, you know the result won’t be good.Can we also talk about how we just played
Miami two weeks ago??I hate these
Anyway, the Dolphins blew out the Broncos last week.Beyond that they have been pretty
listless.At the root of it, they are a
team that doesn’t have the quarterback.I don’t think they will be much of a threat until they do.The main difference this week is that Jay
Cutler is back.Is anyone afraid of that
I’m only afraid of the Dolphin defense in that they always
seem to cause injuries.I feel like I’m
going to be looking back at this game from the playoffs.Maybe it’s a good think Gronk isn’t playing.
Here we go, onto the predictions.Well educated as that are:
Prediction:Brady throws no picks – Not the most bold
prediction normally, but Tommy is normally good for an interception in
Miami.I say he gets it back on track in
Prediction:Lots of laundry – I expect the penalties to
uptick.It was a problem earlier this
season that has not bit the Patriots for a while.After the AFC North bloodbath and Gronk’s
sumo splash, I anticipate the league will want to take back control.Lets say there will be over 15 accepted
Prediction:Pats win the AFC East without playing – I think
this is going to be anticlimactic.The
Bills will lose on Sunday clinching the division for the Pats.Maybe we get a chance to rest some guys.
Prediction:Pats win 35-17 – On to Pittsburgh and the #1