The New England Patriots are all set to claim their victory on their match against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida’s Miami Gardens.
Sunday’s event gives an opportunity for the team to obtain their tenth successive division title as they have been on top of the American Football Conference Eastern Division (AFC East) tilt.
However, there are drawbacks to the objective of the 9-3 Patriots. The team members are not in tip-top shape at this point, including All-Star player, Tom Brady.
He has recently been listed and then delisted from the injury report.
Brady was able to practice on Wednesday at the Gillette Stadium. But, his movements at the Patriots’ home arena in Foxboro, Massachusetts were limited.
Brady, who was a top vote-getting quarterback last year, is surprisingly not on the National Football League’s (NFL) Pro Bowl quarterbacks list this year.
The ranking is presently being dominated by players of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Brady’s knee injury has apparently restricted his performance. This seems to be a concern for the New England team as they go head-to-head against the Miami Dolphins.
The 6-6 Dolphins opened the 2018 NFL season with three successive victories.
As of Thursday, Brady, together with Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski who suffered from ankle and back pains, have been removed from the injury report.
However, the team still has to keep an eye on their players to ensure their win. Another concern for the New England football team is the weather in Miami.
Brady affirmed that the location for the team’s Sunday match has been “a challenging environment.” The Patriots quarterback confirmed that the climate plays an essential factor in the performances of the athletes.
Brady feels some doubts that a defeat by the Miami team is on the horizon. He pointed out that this is because the Dolphins are usually on their peak performance when they are competing in their home city.
In September, the Patriots lost against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-20, under a 97-degree extreme temperature range in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, is nevertheless unconcerned with the weather in the sunny southeastern Florida city.
He said that what matters is that the team focuses on how to extinguish the fire of Miami Dolphins’ football coach, Adam Gase’s effective game plans.