QB Ryan Tannehill (20 TDs, 14 INTs) has to be sharp. WRs Brian Hartline (67 receptions, 855 yards, 4 TDs) and Mike Wallace (58 receptions, 762 yards, 3 TDs) and TE Charles Clay (60 receptions, 678 yards, 6 TDs) have to make plays. Most likely the Dolphins will need to score 30 points to win so Tannehill and Wallace have to connect on a deep pass or two. The Patriots are 16th in pass defense. QBs have an 80.4 pass rating against them, which is 8th-best in the league. CB Aqib Talib (4 INTs) is someone to watch. Still, Tannehill's growing confidence is the deciding factor.
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