It’s Patriots vs. Dolphins. NFL Week 17 marks the final week of the NFL regular season, and brings high stakes for teams still struggling to clinch a spot in the postseason. New England goes on the road to face off Miami again. However, we don’t see this game being much of a struggle for the Patriots to pull out a victory. While Miami has looked strong this season, New England has looked better. Our NFL score prediction has New England running away with a 10-point victory.
Patriots vs. Dolphins predictions Score Prediction: Patriots 24, Dolphins 14
Today’s football news brings NFL Week 17 final matchups in the regular season for the Patriots vs. Dolphins. Both the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins are in the middle of long winning streaks; the Pats have won six in a row, and the Dolphins have won three.
However, it’s clear who the winner will be in this AFC East showdown. In latest NFL news, Rob Gronkowski is still out, but even without him, the Patriots are scoring an average of 27.1 points per game, which is the fourth highest in the NFL. Plus, on the defensive side of the ball, they don’t give their opponents the chance to answer back. New England’s scoring defense comes in at No. 1 in the league heading into Week 17, allowing just 15.7 points per game on average.
Miami’s has had a fairly balanced offense as well, averaging 219.7 passing yards per game and 116.6 rushing yards. However, the Dolphins struggle to post points on the board, ranking 17th in the league in scoring with 23.3 points per week. Even so, we don’t see them being a tough match for the powerhouse New England.
In the Patriots vs. Dolphins match up, both teams have already locked down AFC playoff berths; determining seeds is all that’s left for these AFC East rivals. Our NFL score prediction for this game is 24-14 favoring the Patriots.
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