BOSTON (CBS) — WBZ-TV’s Levan Reid brings you everything you need to know about New England’s Week 2 clash with the Miami Dolphins!
– The Pats are looking to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2016. It would be the 10th time the team has started 2-0 under coach Bill Belichick.
– The Patriots are 1-5 in their last six visits to Miami.
– The Pats and the Dolphins met for the first time in 1966 and began playing twice a year in the regular season in 1967. This will be the 108th meeting between the two teams, with Miami holding a 55-52 edge in the series. That includes the New England’s 2-1 record in playoff matchups.
– Since Belichick became New England’s head coach, the Pats are 24-14 against Miami.
– This will be the 34th time Tom Brady will start against the Dolphins. He’s won 22 of those matchups, but is just 7-10 in Miami.
– Brady is 81-20 in his career as a starter against AFC East opponents during the regular season. Of those loses, 11 have come against the Dolphins.
– A win would be Tom Brady’s 209th of his careeer, moving him into a tie with George Blanda for second most wins in the regular season.
– If Brady throws for 300 or more yards, he will start the season with back to back 300-yard games for only the second time in his career. He last accomplished the feat in 2011.
– Phillip Dorsett has garnered a 78.3 reception percentage when targeted in the regular season.
– With five all-purpose yards, Julian Edelman will pass Irving Fryar and break into the Top 5 leaders in Patriots team history.
– Duron Harmon has five career interceptions against the Dolphins.
– Going back to the Super Bowl, the Pats have not allowed a touchdown in their last two games.
Tune in to Patriots-Dolphins on WBZ-TV — the flagship station of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. with Patriots GameDay, kickoff is set for 1 p.m., and stick around for full reaction and analysis on Patriots 5th Quarter — all on WBZ-TV!