Coming off a tough loss in Kansas City, New England hopes to rebound in a pivotal game against division rival Miami.
The Dolphins have always been a tough opponent for the Patriots, but New England will be looking to continue its recent success against Miami. The Patriots have won the last four meetings at home against Dan Marino and the Dolphins, and they have won five of the last six games overall.
The last time the teams met, Drew Bledsoe had a career day despite breaking his finger in two places. He had 423 passing yards and threw for two touchdowns while leading the team to a come-from-behind 26-23 win.
New England will also be trying to extend its home-winning streak to six games. It is the longest such streak since the Patriots won eight in a row at Foxboro from November of 1996 through October of 1997.