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Prediction: Patriots will beat Dolphins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If the New England Patriots can't control the line of scrimmage on offense, I wouldn't be surprised if the Dolphins spring the upset. This is a case where the Dolphins' strength along the defensive line matches up against a potential early-season area of vulnerability for the Patriots.

I think the Patriots will come through in the end, but it won't be easy.

Prediction: Patriots 24, Dolphins 20.