The Miami Dolphins have turned around a miserable season, winning back-to-back games by a total of 46 points and rising to 3-3 under interim head coach Dan Campbell. But that’s still half has many wins as the 6-0 Patriots, who host the Dolphins Thursday night at Foxboro — where the boringly dominant Pats have won 21 of their last 22.
It’s too much to say a victory over the Patriots at Foxboro means everything for interim Miami coach Dan Campbell, who replaced fired Joe Philbin after a 1-3 Dolphins start. (Miami is a tough city to keep a head coaching job this year.) But the Dolphins have struggled mightily in New England, losing their last six straight. And if Campbell hopes to begin a new era there is no better opportunity — and signal to send — than being competitive at Foxboro. If Campbell’s Dolphins could put a blemish on the Pats’ perfection Thursday night, he has an excellent chance of seeing the “interim” stripped from in front of his coach title.