off aspirations with a reasonable grasp Miami Dolphins Jerseys Stitched , Miami will have to put up a good fight against the team’s divisional overlord from the north. New England has routinely smacked the Dolphins left and right but has had trouble racking up the W’s in Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins will hope to keep that home-field momentum going this weekend, but must stymie New England’s vaunted pass catching corps in order to do so.Each week of the 2018 season, I’m highlighting one player on the opposing team that Dolphins fans should be watching out for. This week, that player is New England Patriots wide receiver Josh GordonFact CheckPosition: WRExperience: 5th seasonAge: 27Height/Weight: 6’3”, 225 lbsCollege: UtahStat ReviewSince being traded to New England from the Cleveland Browns at the start of the season, Gordon has been one of Tom Brady’s top weapons in the Patriots’ aerial attack. In nine games, Gordon has corralled 34 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns, providing Bill Belichick with a big-bodied deep threat on the perimeter who can both stretch the defense and beat opposing defenders at the point of attack.Gordon’s 17.8 yards per catch ranks fifth in the league Michael Deiter black jersey , showing that he is one of the most dangerous big-play pass catchers in the game. Given Miami’s propensity for giving up big gains this season, as exemplified in the team’s games against the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, and Indianapolis Colts, keeping Gordon for making any splash plays will be a must for Miami’s defense.Key MatchupsPicking the matchup to watch out for here is easy. Gordon is New England’s #1 wide receiver. Xavien Howard is Miami’s #1 cornerback. In his third season, Howard has quickly developed into one of the league’s premier defenders. He sits alone atop the league in interceptions with seven and snagged four in the last two games (two apiece against Andrew Luck and Josh Allen). He’s also cut down on giving up back-breaking plays down the field, something he struggled with earlier in the season. Howard picked Tom Brady off twice when the two teams met at Hard Rock Stadium last season and helped lead Miami to an upset victory.Belichick had a lot to say this week when asked about going up against Howard. “He does a very good job, really Michael Deiter Jersey Mens , in all areas of pass defense,” Belichick explained. “He’s good at the line of scrimmage. He’s disruptive. He does a good job of getting his hands on the receivers and making it hard for them to get into the route cleanly. He’s got good length. He’s good down the field. He has quickness to match routes and has good vision.” The future Hall of Fame coach did not stop there. “He’s been able to make some plays this year where he’s gotten a real good break on the ball, or in some cases even come off the man that he was guarding when the ball was in the air to get to somebody else. He’s got real good ball skills. He’s had a couple of outstanding interceptions this year where he’s either seen the ball late or had to make an acrobatic catch to intercept it. It’s usually the kind of plays you see from a receiver more than a defensive back.”Josh Gordon v Xavien Howard will be one of the most intriguing matchups across Week 14’s slate of games. Get your popcorn ready. This one should be good.UPDATE: Xavien Howard is questionable for Sunday’s game with a knee injury. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Dolphins thought they had solved their road woes.Ryan Tannehill's return from a shoulder injury jump-started a stagnant offense. The defense forced three turnovers and pressured Andrew Luck. Then over the final nine minutes, everything went awry and their old troubles came roaring back.Luck made the most of Miami's mounting miscues by directing the Indianapolis Colts to three late scoring drives, culminating in Adam Vinatieri's 32-yard field goal as time expired in Indy's 27-24 victory Sunday. "We shot ourselves in the foot," Miami defensive end Cameron Wake said. "They made some plays too, nothing to take away from those guys. But in a critical moment, we have to be the ones to make it harder."Instead of celebrating Michael Deiter Jersey Cheap , the Dolphins (5-6) went home with their 10th road loss in 11 games and fell one game behind Indianapolis (6-5) and Baltimore in the chase for the final AFC playoff spot.This one might go down as the most frustrating trip of the road slide because the Dolphins were perfectly positioned to close it out.They picked off Luck twice in the final minute of the first half, ended their touchdown drought on a 33-yard pass from Tannehill to Kenyan Drake on their opening possession and scored another TD at the end of the half . Miami retook the lead on Jason Sanders‘ 29-yard field goal in the third quarter and made it 24-14 on Drake's nifty 14-yard TD run with 13:36 remaining.Then Luck started to rally the Colts.A fourth-down conversion led to a field goal that cut the Dolphins' lead to 24-17.Following a three-and-out, Luck hooked up with Eric Ebron on a 12-yard TD pass with 4:25 left. After another three-and-out, Luck stepped through the pressure on third-and-9, somehow maintained his balance and found a wide-open Chester Rogers for a 34-yard gain to set up Vinatieri for the win.Even Luck acknowledged the Colts had been mystified by the Dolphins' defense."I was a little confused because they lined up in a look they had only showed once before all year," Luck said, referring to the crucial third-down conversion. "The guys did a good job of protecting and I saw Chester in the right spot at the right time."The Dolphins, of course Isaiah Prince Miami Dolphins Jerseys , viewed the game as another chapter in an old story."(Andre) Branch has got the guy wrapped up, and it looks like we're going to have a sack and get the ball back," coach Adam Gase said. "He (Luck) squirms out of that and makes a great play. That's what the NFL is. It's one or two plays at the end."It wasn't just the big plays that cost the Dolphins.Two penalties in the waning moments hurt, too.Following Ebron's second score, cornerback Xavien Howard drew a personal foul call that allowed Indy to pooch kick the ball from midfield to just outside the goal line. On the ensuing return, Senorise Perry was called for holding, pinning the Dolphins at their own 6-yard line.Colts coach Frank Reich cited the kick, the coverage and the ensuing punt return that put Indy at its own 42 as the decisive twist.Dolphins running back Frank Gore Miami Dolphins Jerseys 2019 , who spent three years as Luck's teammate, knew what to expect and that the Dolphins only had themselves to blame."We just have to finish as a team. Everybody," Gore said.