To open up the 2021 NFL season in New England, the Patriots will host the Miami Dolphins in a Sunday afternoon matchup.
Bill Belichick’s team is looking to put their struggles of 2020 in the rearview, as they are led into a season by a rookie quarterback for the first time since 1993.
The Dolphins, helmed by head coach Brian Flores, have been steadily climbing the last two seasons and are trying to take the next step and make a postseason appearance.
For both teams, those journeys start this week.
These are the reasons why the Patriots should be concerned about their game against the Dolphins.