Live Updates: No score midway through first quarter as Cam Newton, Patriots take on Dolphins – The Boston Globe

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1:12 p.m.: Patriots offensive starters — Newton, Michel, Harry, Byrd, Izzo, Onwenu, Wynn, Thuney, Andrews, Mason, Eluemunor. Bad drop on that ball for Edelman put the Patriots in a hole, and they’ll punt it away.

1:09 p.m.: Newton in shotgun. Fakes handoff (or hands the ball off), run behind that offensive line. Going to see a lot of that this year. The New England offense is moving early with five straight running plays.

1:06 p.m.: Good three-and-out to start there for the New England defense, but all that good feeling was almost thrown out the window when Byrd juggled the punt return. New England starts on its own 20.

1:05 p.m.: Local favorite Teddy Karras opens as the center for Miami, working with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

12:42 p.m.: As they indicated in a video message earlier in the week, the Dolphins were not the field.

#Patriots, including coaches and owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft have assembled en masse in north end zone as video plays above. pic.twitter.com/JHWHcIHKKt

12:37 p.m.: For the record, I’m taking the Patriots today, 24-20. James White and Julian Edelman have big days. Think it’s going to be relatively close throughout, but the New England defense — a Gilmore pick or a sack from a handful of candidates, including Winovich — makes a play at the end to make the difference.

12:22 p.m.: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, and Tracy Wolfson on the call for Patriots-Dolphins. Overall, since the start of the 2017 season (including playoffs), New England is 15-4 with them at the mic.

Nick Folk just drilled a 45-yard field goal off a tee through the south end (no lighthouse) goal posts. Would have been good from 50. #Patriots

11:52 a.m.: Said this before, but the more I consider it, the more it makes sense: For those of us — and I’m including myself in this conversation — who thought Uche would be the sort of guy who makes a sudden impact and were a little surprised he was inactive today, consider the Miami passing game. In all likelihood, this is a personnel move designed to get an extra defensive back on the field. I want to see how the defensive personnel packages look this afternoon, but that could be the reason he’s not playing today. Just my two cents.

11:44 a.m.: Doesn’t look like weather is going to be an issue this afternoon in Foxborough. According to weather.com, it should be in the low 70s, partly cloudy to mostly sunny, and a minimal chance of precipitation. Good day for football.

Cam Newton’s weapons vs. Dolphins today:WR: Edelman, Harry, Meyers, ByrdRB: Michel, White, Burkhead, TaylorTE: Asiasi, IzzoFB: JohnsonDoesn’t look much different from what Brady had to work with last year.

11:32 a.m.: Josh Uche, Cassh Maluia, Jarrett Stidham, Korey Cunningham and Dalton Keene are the Patriots inactives. No tremendous surprises here — the majority of those guys have either been banged up, or the victim of personnel battles. Hoyer will serve as the backup with Stidham out. Two of the younger linebackers are down in Uche and Maluia, which should test their depth. Honestly, no Uche could also be a sign that the Patriots plan on playing more nickel and dime against the Miami passing game. And the tackle depth would still worry me, especially with Cunningham out. We’ll see how it all shakes out this afternoon.

11:22 a.m.: Inactives should be along at the bottom of the hour. In the meantime, chime in on the pregame prediction poll:

11:20 a.m.: Last line we got from our pals at Odds Shark have the Patriots as a 6.5-point favorite this afternoon. Still feels about right. As of late this week, here’s how they felt about the rest of the NFL slate:

#NFL Week 1 SpreadsHOU @ KC -9 ✅MIA @ NE -6.5CLE @ BAL -8NYJ @ BUF -6.5LV -3 @ CARSEA -2 @ ATLPHI -6 @ WASCHI @ DET -3IND -9.5 @ JAXGB @ MIN -2.5LAC -3 @ CINARZ @ SF -7TB @ NO -3.5DAL -3 @ LARPIT -6 @ NYGTEN -2.5 @ DEN

11 a.m.: Welcome back to football! The 2020 regular season technically started Thursday night, but Sunday marks the beginning for most teams, including the Patriots. Keep it here all afternoon for the latest updates on the New England-Miami opener. Between now and kickoff, we’ll have an inactive analysis, the final betting line, weather updates, and the latest updates from Foxborough.

-Chad Finn: This year’s opener vs. the Dolphins can actually be a statement game for the Patriots

Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/13/sports/countdown-kickoff-getting-you-ready-patriots-dolphins-1-pm/

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