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The 41-year-old quarterback is fully aware of what to expect in this AFC East rivalry and how the Dolphins use the climate in Miami in the favour.

New England have lost four of their last five games against the Dolphins in Miami and Brady believes he knows what is required to secure the victory.

“I think it’s just that it’s got to be a mindset,” Brady said.

“I think they use that climate as a benefit to them.

“Just like we use ours as a benefit to us.”

The Patriots, who are currently 9-3, can secure the division with a win in Florida.

Brady believes his preparations will help him deal with the change in climate.

“I know exactly how many layers I need to put on per degree, how many heat packs I need and that’s just the way it is,” Brady said.

“I’m sure they do the same.

“Ultimately the opponent is the Dolphins and not the climate.

“Playing a good football game is definitely what this week’s about for us and we can’t expect to go out there and play less than our best and win.

“We should be playing our best — it’s that time of year.”

As the Patriots approach the post-season Brady has been tipped to hit his stride by ESPN pundit Louis Riddick.

“It’s going to be a grin for a guy who’s pushing 40 plus years old,” Riddick said.

“He right now is about to hit his stride and probably play some of his best football.

“He can still utilise the short to intermediate game and the long touch game as well as anybody.”