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Patriots vs. Dolphins live stream: Watch NFL Week 2 game online

Patriots vs. Dolphins live stream: Watch NFL Week 2 game online

The New England Patriots have lost five of their last six games against the Dolphins in Miami, but very few people expect that trend to continue Sunday.

Oddsmakers have pegged the Patriots as 18.5-point favorites over the Dolphins entering Week 2, and it’s one of the largest spreads of the decade.

The Patriots dismantled the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 33-3 Week 1 win at home. The Dolphins were crushed 59-10 by Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.

The Dolphins are likely to be one of the three worst teams in the NFL this season, and Sunday’s scoreline in Miami could be just as ugly as it was last week. Why? The Patriots are expected to incorporate the league’s best wide receiver into their offense.

Antonio Brown traveled to Miami and is expected to play. He practiced all week, and giving him reps against one of the league’s worst defenses isn’t a bad way to ease him into a complex offense like the Patriots’. 

Here’s how and when to watch Patriots vs. Dolphins online. Be sure to also watch “Pregame Live” at 11 a.m. ET, “Halftime Live” at 2 p.m. ET and “Postgame Live” at 4 p.m. ET, all on NBC Sports Boston. Michael Holley, Albert Breer, Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry, Ted Johnson, D.J. Bean and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel will break down the game from every angle.

When: Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: CBS All-Access

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Updated Patriots cornerback depth chart after Michael Jackson trade with Lions

Updated Patriots cornerback depth chart after Michael Jackson trade with Lions

The New England Patriots added even more depth to an elite group of cornerbacks Sunday by acquiring Michael Jackson in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

Jackson, who's listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, was a fifth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2019. The Detroit Lions signed him off the Cowboys practice squad last season and he played in one game for the NFC North team.

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Here's an updated look at the Patriots' cornerback depth chart with Jackson in the fold:

--Stephon Gilmore
--Jason McCourty
--J.C. Jackson
--Jonathan Jones
--Joejuan Williams
--Michael Jackson
--Myles Bryant
--D’Angelo Ross

It should be noted that Justin Bethel is listed at cornerback, but most of his snaps come on special teams. 

A strong case could be made that cornerback is the deepest position on the Patriots roster. The group is led by Stephon Gilmore, who became the first Patriot ever to win the AP's NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2019. Gilmore is the league's best cornerback and has earned first team All-Pro selections in back-to-back seasons. 

He's not the only talented cornerback in the Patriots secondary, though. 

J.C. Jackson excelled in coverage last season, too, especially on passes beyond 20 yards. In fact, Jackson had the lowest passer rating allowed when targeted of all cornerbacks in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.

One of the most intriguing players in the Patriots secondary is second-year cornerback Joejuan Williams. He was a second-round pick out of Vanderbilt in 2019 but saw limited playing time as a rookie.

The depth of the Patriots defense has been hit hard in recent months due to free agent departures and veterans opting out of the 2020 season amid concerns over COVID-19. One position that has remained largely intact is cornerback, and barring any significant injuries, it could be the team's most productive position this coming season.

Patriots acquire CB Michael Jackson in trade with Lions

Patriots acquire CB Michael Jackson in trade with Lions

The New England Patriots have added another cornerback to their depth chart.

On Sunday, they announced they've acquired Michael Jackson from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2022 draft pick.


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Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft (158th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys out of Miami. He started his rookie season on Dallas' practice squad before being signed by Detroit.

The 23-year-old played in only one game last season for the Lions.

Jackson joins a Patriots cornerback group that currently consists of Stephon Gilmore, Jonathan Jones, Joejuan Williams, Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson, D'Angelo Ross, Justin Bethel, and Myles Bryant.