The Patriots have a lot to play for this week.

New England welcomes the Miami Dolphins to Gillette Stadium on Sunday with potentially a first-round bye in the playoffs on the line. All the Patriots have to do is win the contest to clinch, and they are most certainly taking the Dolphins seriously.

Miami enters the contest winners of four of their last eight, including a riveting 38-35 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday.

For more on the matchup, check out the “Need to Know” video above from “NESN After Hours,” presented by People’s United Bank.