The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins will square off on opening day of the 2022 NFL season for the 11th time in team history and for the third straight season after the 17-16 season-opening loss against the Dolphins last season. The Patriots will open the season at Hard Rock Stadium for the first time since the 2014 season. Last season, Miami swept the season series for the first time since 2000.
The Patriots have the ability to move the ball on the ground despite a very rocky preseason, and that’s the strength of the offense. Rhamondre Stevenson and Damien Harris both have the tools to be productive between the tackles, and the Dolphins defense was just average stopping the run in 2021. The problems for New England during the preseason started up front where the new offensive line struggled transitioning to some of the outside zone blocking schemes that are being implemented.
Much has been talked about the improvements Miami has made in the offseason, and most of those have centered around the arrival of Tyreek Hill. Miami also added Cedrick Wilson, a talented third receiver to add to Jaylen Waddle, who is coming off a fantastic rookie season in which he caught 104 balls. The Dolphins also have a couple of solid tight ends in Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe. So, the pieces are in place for Miami to have an explosive offense with first-year coach Mike McDaniel.
Most importantly, both teams are solid in the kicking game with Miami’s Jason Sanders and Thomas Morstead matching New England’s Nick Folk and Jake Bailey. All are proven veterans who have enjoyed success in the league. Sanders missed eight of 31 field goals a year ago but four of those came from beyond 50 yards. He also was 34 of 35 on PATs. Folk enjoyed another spectacular season in Foxborough, making 36 of 39 field goals at age 36.
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New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins Game Information
- Date: 09/11/2022
- Time: 01:00 PM ET
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL.
- How to Watch: Patriots vs Dolphins CBS
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Patriots vs Dolphins Betting Lines
Patriots are +165 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $165. On the other side, Dolphins are -190 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $53.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Patriots at a 37.74% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Dolphins have 65.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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