(NFL) Miami vs. New England, 09/18/2016 9:00 AM, Score: 24 - 31
Point Spread: -6.50 | -109.00 New England (Home)
Result: Win
Play: New England Patriots
Rating: 10*

Tough opening schedule for the Miami Dolphins who lost 12-10 at Seattle in their season opener and head to Boston to take on the New England Patriots here in Week 2.

The Dolphins produced just 222 yards of offense in their opening loss and points won't come easy here against Bill Belichick's Pats who defeated the Cardinals 23-21 on Sunday night, despite playing without not only Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, but also without three starting linemen. Brady is still suspended, but I expect Gronk to be back for this contest, and even if he's not I don't see the Pats having any trouble scoring with Jimmy Garoppolo stepping up under center with plenty of reliable targets out wide.

Dolphins are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. Home team is 8-0 ATS in their last eight head-to-head meetings and this looks like a great spot to back the Pats to cover a touchdown.