Quarterback vs Linebackers – For the first time in 20 years Tom Brady is not the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. While that still sounds strange to say, Belicheck has moved on to have Cam Newton as his starting quarterback. As a member of the Panthers, Newton went 2-0 against the Dolphins throwing for 5 touchdowns and only one interception to go with 428 yards. Although Newton has battled some injuries as of late, all reports are that he is healthy and seems to have a chip on his shoulder to attack this season with.
For the Dolphins, the linebackers have certainly changed from last season to this season. Enter former Patriots Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts, as well as Shaq Lawson and Emmanuel Ogbah. They as well as Jerome Baker will be tasked with making sure that the mobility of Newton is neutralized. The linebackers for the Dolphins are going to attack and cause havoc to the offense for the Patriots.
Edge – This one is tough, but I like the Dolphins linebackers on this one. They are athletic and can provide multiple looks to attack the Patriots. It is close though.