With the playoffs coming to an end, we have another reason to root for the Dolphins.
Miami will start the season with an AFC South title in tow, and with the playoffs still to come, the team is looking to win the division this season.
If they can get that done, then they will be set up to make the Super Bowl.
The Dolphins have been struggling to get the offense to the level of its 2014 campaign.
They are just 5-4 in the last 10 games and have just one win over the past six games.
The Dolphins have lost 10 of their past 11 games, and have allowed more than 50 points just three times in that span.
The defense, which has been a problem all season, has allowed 27.9 points per game.
Injuries have also hindered the Dolphins offense.
Right guard Jelani Jenkins is dealing with a knee injury and guard Cameron Wake is dealing a concussion, and receiver DeVante Parker is dealing through a sprained ankle.
The offensive line has also been a major problem.
Right tackle Branden Albert is out for the season and will miss the start of the season.
The team also has to deal with a slew of injuries on defense.
Safety Jamal Adams is out with a torn ACL, linebacker Jonathan Casillas is out, linebacker Anthony Rizzo has a torn MCL and wide receiver Kenny Stills is out.
The linebacker group has been one of the worst in the league.
The defensive line is also a huge question mark, with nose tackle Sheldon Richardson (knee) and nose guard Ben Jones (knees) all out.
The Patriots have won four of the last five meetings with Miami.
The Patriots are coming off a win over Miami in the playoffs.
The Pats won 38-17 last year in the season finale, while Miami was 38-16 in the regular season.
Miami won the last meeting in Miami.