The New England Patriots are getting ready for their Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins. It’s an important game for the team, because the Patriots haven’t really won many games against Miami. They lost two straight games and four of the last five. Mac Jones and his teammates have to do better this time. Head coach Bill Belichick and his players are ready for the challenge. The Patriots look a lot different now and maybe the new-look team will have more luck against the Dolphins.
The weather in Florida is really hot and Patriots players will face a major obstacle. They made a decision and players will travel to Miami earlier than expected. According to several sources, the Patriots will fly to South Florida on Tuesday so players can adjust their bodies and gameplan to the heat and humidity. Players will have a hard time playing in hot weather and this may be the perfect plan for everyone.
Patriots hope to win Week 1 against Miami
This game is more important than most games in Week 1. New England made a lot of changes to the roster. The same goes to Miami.
The Patriots are coming off of a 10-7 season. They had a seven-game winning streak and players looked good in practice. Jones and Co. did lose some games in the preseason, but these losses actually motivated them to do better. The Patriots lost the wild-card game to the Buffalo Bills and hopefully, they won’t repeat the same mistakes in 2022.
Jones had a good rookie season as a Patriots quarterback. He completed 67.6% of passes for 3,801 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The Alabama quarterback has a chance to do better in his second year with the team. Former Patriots wideout Julian Edelman will be there watching him succeed.
The Dolphins haven’t won a playoff game for two decades. They had a 9-8 record in 2021 and the team will rely on Tua Tagovailoa again.
It’s a big game and analysts have dropped their predictions. Who is winning this one?