Patriots head to Miami hopeful to clinch AFC East
MIAMI (WHDH) -- The only thing that matters on Sunday for the Patriots is the hat and t-shirt, not helmets and jerseys.
If the Patriots are wearing a hat and t-shirt after tomorrow's game it'll say champions, as in AFC East Champions and they'll earn the new gear with a win over the fins.
“It’s a huge week for us and we all know that and we’re all excited to go play this game,” said Rob Ninkovich.
Sunday’s game could give the Patriots their ninth division title under Bill Belichick.
“We’re just going to treat it like another game, get ready to play, follow the game plan and hopefully we all come to play and come out with a victory,” said Hernandez.
“There’s always motivation for us to go out there and win and this is a great opportunity for us,” said Tom Brady.
“It’s that much more of a motivational game for us to go to Miami, play a good team on the road and come back with a hat and a t-shirt,” said Ninkovich.
It doesn't matter how many title t-shirts the Pats have, Dolphins rookie quarterback, Ryan Tannehill said The Patriots are just another team, but to the Pats he's not just another rookie quarterback.
“He’ll throw the ball in there... and he can scramble. He can run, he can run to more pass opportunities. So he’s pretty good, he makes opportunities for himself,” said Chung.
“He’s a smart football player, you know he can throw the ball really well, he can move around the pockets, so he definitely has some challenges,” said Gregory.
“Tannehill has done a good job of giving them some spark. He’s really a smart guy. You can certainly see that by the way he runs the offensive team…the way he controls the line of scrimmage, gets them in and out of plays,” said Belichik.