MIAMI -- After a couple days of rain and a chilly night that felt more like Delaware than South Florida, the weather is gorgeous about 90 minutes before Sunday's kickoff in Land Shark Stadium.
The field is awash in sunlight. The forecasted high temperature is 76 degrees.
Big game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. I still think the Patriots are the class of the division by a significant margin, but if the Dolphins can score an upset, then they and the New York Jets will be only one game behind the Patriots with four to play.
Buzz in the press box is about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's finger. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the injury, announced Friday by the Patriots, isn't bad enough to keep Brady from starting.
But there's skepticism over the injury, especially with the way Monday night's game in New Orleans unfolded. Brady threw two interceptions and was pulled from the game with 5:26 to play. His removal was Bill Belichick throwing in the white towel, but now folks are speculating Brady might've been hurt back then.
The entire inactive list for each team:
New England Patriots
Running back Fred Taylor
Receiver Julian Edelman
Guard Stephen Neal
Tackle Sebastian Vollmer
Defensive tackle Ron Brace
Cornerback Shawn Springs
Cornerback Terrence Wheatley
Safety Bret Lockett