Found November 30, 2012 on Phins Phocus:
After a disastrous start to the season a year ago, meaningful December football will return to Miami this weekend as the Dolphins take on the AFC East leading New England Patriots. The 8-3 Patriots have yet to feel any pressure from their division rivals as they can already clinch a playoff spot with a win on Sunday while the 5-6 Dolphins will look to build off their comeback victory over Seattle and continue their climb back into the AFC playoff picture.  Following a shaky start to the season, New England has strung together one dominating performance after another on route to a five game winning streak which they will take into Sun Life Stadium. In order for the Dolphins to overcome this offensive powerhouse, there are several things that must go right for them, starting with play similar to that of the fourth quarter against the Seahawks.  The element of this year's version of the Patriots that make them unique to those in years past is a rejuvinated run game. Stevan ...
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