Patriots 31, Dolphins 17
Comment: New England quarterback Tom Brady brings the first Top 5 passing game against a Dolphins defense with places to attack.
Prediction: Patriots 31, Dolphins 24
Comment: New England's defense might struggle, but does it really matter when you have Tom Brady and one of the NFL's best rushing attacks?
Prediction: Patriots 38, Dolphins 21
Comment: Tom Brady and that relentless passing attack are just too much. New England's offense is ranked second in NFL in scoring touchdowns in the red zone (67.3%).
Gregory Lee Jr.
Executive sports editor
Prediction: Patriots 45, Dolphins 17
Comment: One thing I learned in my eight years covering the Patriots, it’s hard to stop Brady & Co. when they get on a roll.
Online sports editor
Prediction: Patriots 34, Dolphins 20
Comment: The Patriots can clinch their fourth straight AFC East title with a win. They have scored 219 points in their last five games (43.8 average) and are on pace to break their NFL record for points in a season (589 in 2007).
Prediction: Patriots 31, Dolphins 10
Comment: Tight end Aaron Hernandez returned last week, and that’s bad news for the Dolphins. Way too many weapons, and when the Patriots get up early and their front seven can pin their ears back against a one-dimensional Dolphins offense, it could get ugly.