10 things for Patriots-Dolphins

Updated: October 3, 2010, 12:21 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ten areas that project to be crucial in the New England Patriots' contest against the Miami Dolphins on Monday (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET):

1. Stopping the run. For as much as the Patriots struggled against the pass last Sunday against the Bills, the primary objective on defense this week will be stopping the run, with the idea of making Miami one-dimensional and eliminating play-action possibilities. So after a game in which the Patriots were primarily in their sub defense ...

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