The 5-2 New England Patriots dropped an AFC East football game last week and now could possibly repeat those unwanted results today on their schedule against the 3-3 Miami Dolphins at home up north. It will be a long and headache-inducing day for New England fans if their team can’t consistently move the ball on offense as we watch Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots Week 8 online streaming NFL Football live free on CBS via the links presented below.
The Patriots were dropped in overtime last week by the New York Jets by a score of 30-27. What’s unusual about that score is the Patriots defense gave up 30 points to a team that hadn’t scored that many in a year, and their snapping came at a bad time when the offense continues to struggle to move the ball consistently and put points on the board.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski was back on the field for New England and it didn’t make much of a difference. Quarterback Tom Brady still had a sub-par performance with 22-46 passing for 228 yards. He threw no touchdowns despite the Patriots scoring 27 points, and pitched in an interception. The sub-50 percent passing game is the third of the season, a career high, and we’re only halfway through the season.
Gronkowski was effective in his 2013 NFL season debut with eight catches for 114 yards. Brady has seemed lost without Gronkowski and departed Wes Welker to throw to, two of his favorite targets over the years. At least with Gronkowski back he can find some stability at the tight end position. Production from the wide receivers, however, is another matter altogether.
New England’s defense is ranked fifth in the league in points against, but their last two games have been forgettable to say the least. After giving up 27 point two weeks ago, the 30 points given up to the Jets gives them 57 points against in only two games. Somehow their points against is still a decent 18.1 yards per game on average, and they’ll have a chance to move it lower against the Dolphins today when we watch Dolphins vs Patriots online free live streaming on CBS.
Miami’s season has been a tale of two trilogies. They were perfect in their first three games, jumping out to a 3-0 start and stirring up playoffs talk amongst their die hard fans and analysts. In the three games since, they have gone 0-3 and now are in danger of falling below .500 if they can’t keep Brady and his offense in check.
It doesn’t help the Dolphins that quarterback Ryan Tannehill is questionable for today’s game with a sore shoulder. He’ll likely play, and if he does, his offensive line will need to pitch in and give him some help. The Dolphins have let Tannehill be sacked 26 times this season thus far, a league high. A banged up Tannehill won’t do the Dolphins offense much good.
Kickoff for the 2013 NFL week 8 schedule football game between the Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots is set for 1pm EST / 10PST from Gillette Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS in high definition so check your local listings for the exact channel. You can also watch Dolphins vs Patriots online free live streaming football on CBS at the official CBS Sports website with analysis here where real time scoring is also provided.
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