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3 Keys To A Dolphins Victory In Cleveland

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Linebacker Cameron Wake pressures quarterback Tom Brady. To win against Cleveland, Wake must do a lot of the same and come away with a few sacks. Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images.
Linebacker Cameron Wake pressures quarterback Tom Brady. To win against Cleveland, Wake must do a lot of the same and come away with a few sacks. Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images.

With one football game in the books, it's time for players and fans to get ready for the first weekend of NFL football. The Dolphins will head on the road to First Energy Stadium, better known as the "Dog Pound."

Historically, the Browns have a small edge over the Dolphins with a win-loss record of 8-7, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. Vegas seems to agree with the near-even historical record, because they have the Browns as a 1-point favorite at home.

Miami was a disappointing 2-6 on the road last year and need to improve on that mark if they want to make the playoffs in 2013. Here are three things Miami needs to do in order to walk away from Ohio with a victory and a 1-0 record heading into Indianapolis in Week 2.

The game figures to be low scoring, as both teams are sound on defense and will like to run the ball with young quarterbacks at the helm. If Miami can find a way to contain Trent Richardson, force a few turnovers while protecting their own pigskin and sack or hit Brandon Weeden enough to make him feel uncomfortable, then Miami should come out of Cleveland with a victory.