Keys to the game for when the Patriots play the Dolphins this weekend.
Patriots vs DolphinsWeek 18
Last week Mac Jones busted out 227 yards for 3 TDs, 7.6 YPA, and a 128.1 QBR. YOWZA!!! It's the team playing hot in December that goes deep in the playoffs. Mission accomplished.
Tua has been on a tear, until last week against the Titans where he put up 205 yards for 5.4 YPA, a pick, and a 53.1 QBR. Over the last 3 games 3 TD, 4 Picks. Not playoff football. He is young, but not elite. It's been a good year.
T. Lawrence 3 Picks last week alone.
J.C. Jackson 2021 stats - 8 picks (2nd in NFL) and a 49% comp rate.
Matt Judon is leading the charge on the QB and this D will pick your pocket blind!
Patriots Pass D
Jaylen Waddle has been a weapon this season but is only as good as his QB. Vs the Titans, he had 7 targets but only 3 receptions for 47 yards. Both Tua and Waddle need to get hot and on the same page to have a chance at a W.
The Patriots rushing defense has given up 4.5 YPC (tied for 24th in the NFL) for 119.3 YPG. In losing efforts the Pats gave up huge ground games. Very un-Belichick.
Patriots Rush D
Last week the Pats used 36 carries to put up 181 yards on the ground for 5 YPC and 4 TDs. Belichick wants to protect his rookie QB and a bruising run game is the way to do it.