The New England Patriots entertain the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA on Sunday at 1 p .m.
The Patriots (13-2) are 7-0 at home, 4-1 vs the division and 9-2 against the AFC. The Dolphins (7-8) are 6-1 on the road, 2-3 in the division and 5-6 against the AFC.
Here are the rosters for the Dolphins and Patriots. Here are the depth charts for Dolphins and Patriots.
As of Wednesday the line on the game from Yahoo! Sports is Patriots minus 4. The over/under is 431/2.
My prediction is Patriots 31, Dolphins, 20. Give the points (Patriots) and take the over. I am 8-5-2 against the spread and 11 for 15 on calling the over/under in 2010.
The Patriots are reporting the game as a sell out. It is the 180th consecutive sellout dating back to the 1994 season opener. The record includes preseason, regular season and playoff games.
Tickets to the game, if available, may be purchased through Ticketmaster. You can check the availability here. When a game is sold out you can also find NFL game tickets through the leagues ticket exchange program.
Getting To The Game
If you’re lucky enough to be going to the game in Foxboro make sure you check out the links.
Here is the up to date weather forecast for the game from weather.com.
Click for all the game day information including stadium directions, parking and stadium information, parking map and a Gillette Stadium seating chart.
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CBS is televising the game regionally and Bill Macatee will do the play-by-play while Rich Gannon will handle the game analysis. You can see if you are getting the game and look your local affiliate.
The DirecTV feed of the game is Channel 704.
Here's a wonderful Wikipedia page on all the rules for NFL TV broadcasts including explaining the flex scheduling, blackout policies and commercial breaks.
The Patriots Radio Network broadcasts the game from flagship station WBZ-FM, 98.5 the Sports Hub in Boston. Gil Santos handles the play-by-play and former Patriot Gino Cappelletti does the color. It all starts with Gary Tanguay, Scott Zolak and Andy Gresh and the pregame show at 10 a.m. along the network. The post game starts after the final gun and continues for three hours.
If you are outside of the broadcast area of the stations on the Patriots Radio Network you can purchase NFL Field Pass which allows you to listen to any NFL game live. You can also pick which teams broadcasters you want to listen to.
All NFL games are also available on Sirius Satellite Radio. The Patriots Radio Network call is available on Channel 123, the Dolphins Radio Network has former Dolphins WR Jimmy Cefalo calling play-by-play and former Dolphins Joe Rose and Jim Mandich providing the color. Their call is available on Channel 157. XM Satellite Radio also carries all the NFL games and in most cases has just the radio call of the home team. The Patriots feed can be heard on XM Channel 105.
Patriots All-Access features behind the scenes looks, interviews and breakdowns with head coach Bill Belichick and in-depth features on the team. It's hosted by Steve Burton of WBZ-TV (Boston) and airs weekly in most New England television markets.
Boston - TV 38 and Providence - WNAC Friday at 7p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.; Manchester - WMUR Saturday at midnight; WMTW in Portland Saturday at 5 a.m.; WCTX - Hartford Saturday at 5 p.m.; WFXQ - Springfield Saturday at 7 p.m. and Bangor - WVII Sunday at 11 a.m.
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