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Dolphins take down Patriots 24-20

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The Dolphins gave their playoff chances a big boost on Sunday afternoon and they also warmed the hearts of the Denver Broncos.

Michael Thomas, signed off the 49ers practice squad last week, intercepted Tom Brady in the end zone with one second left to play to give the Dolphins a 24-20 victory. That bumps their record to 8-6 and would put them in the sixth playoff position in the AFC with a Baltimore loss on Monday night. It also means that the Broncos are still in position to grab home field advantage in the AFC.

That wouldn’t have been the case if the Patriots won and they had a good shot at doing that. Tom Brady got the ball with 1:15 left to play needing a score, a situation that has worked out for Brady plenty of times in the past. As he racked up throws to Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, it looked like Brady would put another notch in his comeback post. Three incompletions inside the 20 left the Pats with just one chance and Thomas, who previously knocked a ball away from Amendola in the end zone, made the play.

The Patriots also had a chance to protect a lead in the fourth quarter after an Edelman score, but Ryan Tannehill took the Dolphins 60 yards in nine plays after Stephen Gostkowski’s kickoff went out of bounds. He hit Marcus Thigpen for 14 yards to put the Dolphins ahead, his third touchdown pass of an excellent game. Tannehill was 25-of-37 for 312 yards overall, shaking off four sacks to get the Dolphins as big a victory as they’ve had since Tony Sparano’s first season on the sideline.

New England’s box score doesn’t make it seem they missed Rob Gronkowski that much as Brady threw for 364 yards and the Amendola/Edelman duo had 23 catches for 270 yards. Three trips into the red zone that didn’t result in touchdowns told a different story, though, and the Patriots’ failure to get those scores kept them from sliding ahead of the Broncos.

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151 Responses to “Dolphins take down Patriots 24-20”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    Brady is only clutch in the comforts of Gillette. This has been well documented.

  2. db3233 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    Bahahaha!!! Not looking good for Pats fans.

  3. thekiller678 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    Pats can’t expect Brady and the Offense to bail them out every game.

    Their defense is absolute trash and it will be their downfall come postseason time. All this talk about home-field advantage and “Brady for MVP.” If the Bengals win tonight they are the #2 seed and Pats have to play in the first round for the first time since 2009. Not good

  4. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    Thank you Dolphins!

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Like I said all week, Fins would win. And stop talking about Brady as MVP. That ended today.

  6. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Nice to see the NFL referees not hand the game to tom brady and the cheating patriots with a bogus call (like last week against Cleveland).

  7. tonyugoh says: Dec 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    “MVP! MVP!”

  8. 8drinkminimum says: Dec 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    Good job Miami. Now just don’t lay an egg in Buffalo!

  9. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    Pats fans shouldn’t be counting their guaranteed wins until the w is actually on the board.

  10. baltimorons says: Dec 15, 2013 4:17 PM

    Patriots suck.

  11. jenkins2547 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:17 PM

    Take that Brady!!!!! Refs aren’t on your side in Miami.

  12. shaundolphinsfan23 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:17 PM

    I’m sure the story of the game in the eyes of the nfl and patriots fans will be how the patriots lost because of their depleted offense. The truth, though, is that the dolphins played the last and most important minutes of the game without their top three CBs.

  13. stealthjunk says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Where’s the obligatory Brady 4 MVP plug, Josh? Did you miss Mike’s memo?

  14. flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Fish won there Super Bowl !

  15. rodge1 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Looking good Phins!

  16. flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Fish won there Super Bowl !

  17. thegronk87 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    They need dobson and thompkins….

  18. haywoodjablomee says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Dolphins win, Dolphins win. Beautiful.

  19. jersey73 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Tom Brady can’t play in warm weather.

  20. towniesman says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    pats are going nowhere an /I am a die hard pats fan

  21. FlashPatterson says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Good, they deserve to lose the way they treat fantasy owners. Vereen scores 27 last week and 2 this week? How about a little consistency instead of using 5 rbs?

  22. wmummery says: Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    End of an era

  23. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    Patriots are done! Overrated!

  24. quadya says: Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    monster win for the Phins. I read about Thomas getting signed last week and couldnt believe we got him. with all the criticism Ireland gets…he deserves a lot of credit for landing this one. Phins up!

  25. jrcoop says: Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    No cheap calls by the officials, let the players decide it, results in no last minute Pats victory this time.

    Miami’s getting hot at the right time of the season. Great coaching, good moves by GM, have allowed them to overcome injury and adversity.

  26. rgmememe says: Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    And Brady can hear Manning breathe a sigh of relief all the way from Denver…

  27. 7pints says: Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    Hey, Pat Fans… there was a lot of chirping going on a few days ago. What’s that saying about counting chickens???

  28. kash71 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    From Bronco fans everywhere, thank you Dolphins.

  29. cwk22 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    Finally my Dolphins beat the Pat’s. if the Jets lose it will be a good day all the way around.

  30. fishtank86 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    That’s as good as any playoff win as far as I’m concerned. Despite controversy this season, the dolphins control their destiny with a Baltimore or Cincinnati loss.

  31. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    Bad play calling at the end by the patriots. They kept going for a fairly long touchdown when they only needed five yards to shorten the field.

    Pass interference should have been called on one of those throws.

    I don’t know how the patriots drove down liked they did when. You know the ball is going to two options. Brady is good.

    But they are not good enough to beat denver. They can’t score touchdowns enough

  32. nflgreedleague says: Dec 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    Miami could have been, and normally would have been called for pass interference on that last set of downs. But this was a good no call. This would be a much more common results for the mystical Brady Belichick teams if the refs just let the players decide the game. That being said it was a classic game and NE played pretty well all things considered. I think both corners being out for Miami really aided the 4th quarter production though. I thought the refs did a really good job in this one and were a non factor. And how weird is it to have a kick off out of bounds late in the 4th, HUGE mistake!

  33. blacknole08 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:24 PM

    Best game of the day so far, especially in the last 4 minutes. I really thought Brady would pull another win out of thin air.

  34. xsfmed says: Dec 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    Brady still MVP? hahahahha

  35. beerndrums says: Dec 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    LMAO @ THE CHEATERS

  36. dolphinatic13 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:26 PM

    This was a fantastic win for us, another nail-biter to be sure but a great win. Sorry Tommy boy, you and The Hoodie will have to wait a bit longer for that AFC East title…

  37. Patskrieg dot com says: Dec 15, 2013 4:26 PM

    Big respect to the Dolphins faithful, who sacrificed some killer tailgating to make it into the stadium mid-way through the 4th quarter to catch the end of a decent football game.

  38. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:28 PM

    Nice win Dolphins. Not quite the result I was hoping for but man what a freaking game.

    Win or lose there is NO quit in this duct tape and band-aid Patriots team. Most fun Pats team to watch since the Matt Cassel season….

    Oh well…cowboy up and on to Baltimore…

  39. alskdh says: Dec 15, 2013 4:28 PM

    There SHOULD have been a flag against the Panthers. There SHOULD NOT have been a flag against Cleveland.
    There SHOULD have been a flag on 3rd and goal against Miami, defender made a play on humanawai, not the ball.

    The flag against the Browns did not make or break the game, although it helped. They were shoving it down with a minute left, w/o the PI, they still would have gotten to the goal line.

    But now officials are afraid to give the game away again, when the gift last week against Cleveland was only a reaction created by the league after the stupid call against Carolina.

    Not to worry, Denver now has to face KC and then NE in the cold in the playoffs. I’ll take it

  40. gacoltfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:29 PM

    If Manning throws that interception the narrative would be how he choked. Brady does and the story is he has brought them back in the past, defense couldn’t hold, Gronkowski is out, blah,blah, blah…

  41. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    The Cincinnati Bengals would have a two game lead in the home field advantage race…. if it wasn’t for the patriots getting bogus pass interference calls.

  42. craniator says: Dec 15, 2013 4:31 PM

    Man , oh man , what a game . . . my heart can’t take too many more of these . . . As a longtime Fins fan , it’s more important that we may have helped Denver retake the number one seed than it is that Miami makes the playoffs. Being the sixth seed — if we’re able to get it– ensures that we’ll play at (presumably) top seeded Denver , so we’re not likely to go very far in the playoffs. But to give Denver the number one seed and make New England go on the road greatly decreases the likelihood that the Patriots will advance to the Superbowl , and that’s what it’s all about for Dolphins fans now.

  43. thekiller678 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:32 PM

    gacoltfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:29 PM

    If Manning throws that interception the narrative would be how he choked. Brady does and the story is he has brought them back in the past, defense couldn’t hold, Gronkowski is out, blah,blah, blah…
    =====================================
    So very, very true my friend.

  44. squinn21 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:32 PM

    Tannehill 312 3 td’s no picks

  45. flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:32 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:20 PM
    Patriots are done! Overrated!


    Oh wait they are 10-4 and in first place and as of now still the second seed.

    Can you say Moron?

  46. stealthjunk says: Dec 15, 2013 4:33 PM

    New England has a bigger problem than dropping behind Denver — they just dropped to the third spot behind Cincinnati too. No first round bye potentially for a team that needs one badly.

  47. gacoltfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:34 PM

    The flag against the Browns did not make or break the game, although it helped. They were shoving it down with a minute left, w/o the PI, they still would have gotten to the goal line.
    ———————————————————–

    Am I reading this right, did he really say that call didn’t make or break the game???

  48. dolphanpete says: Dec 15, 2013 4:35 PM

    Its time for the league to start recognizing the Dolphins as a legitimate playoff team. Tannehill has thrown for 300 yards and 3 TDs the last two weeks. He is legit. Enough with the Ireland and Philbin bashing. We are 8-6 and soon to be 10-6 and in the playoffs. Go Phins!!

  49. jakec4 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    Don’t overdue it Dolphins fans. Miami hasn’t beaten New England since 2009, and the Dolphins needed 25 million dollars worth of Patriots players on IR to eek out a four point win at home. Big whoop.

  50. patsfan1820 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    Good game Phins although for once they need the Patriots to win next week.

  51. bostonian13 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    You guys do realize the Pats almost won by throwing to only 2 receivers!?! Both slot receivers at that. Imagine if Dobson or Kembrell would’ve played…either one, the Pats would’ve won the game. The Dolphins needed this win more than the pats. Yes home field is important but more than likely we still get a bye and a game at home. Our defense?!? Horrible, can’t cover a running back in the open field. For those bashing Brady or our offense, open your eyes we played great, giving that we threw to only 2 receivers and handed it off to Blount most of the game. Oh, Dolphims corners were out? Solder was out on the last drive and look how different the line play was. Cut the crap you hater, non football fans. Think for once whenever the Pats lose.

  52. alskdh says: Dec 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    Any real New England fans on here understand. Denver now has to face KC then NE in the cold. Homefield advantage may have been lost, but Denver has a brutal stretch in the cold in the playoffs.
    I’ll take it

  53. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Nice to see the NFL referees not hand the game to tom brady and the cheating patriots with a bogus call (like last week against Cleveland).

    ————

    Thought for sure it was coming on a couple of those plays, where there was equally minimal to no contact prior to the ball arriving as there were in several games where NE gets calls.

  54. flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    newdolphinslogo says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:11 PM
    Changing of the guard in the AFC East. It’s Ryan Tannehill’s division now.

    Brady Era R.I.P.


    Why do we here stupid stuff like Thalia when NE Loses?

  55. coltsravensfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:42 PM

    After watching the Dolphins today & in light of their remaining schedule, I’d give them the edge over the Ravens for the 6th playoff spot in the AFC. I hope I’m mistaken.

  56. asportsfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:44 PM

    Patriots organization is the poster child for the saying “Penny wise, pound foolish”

    How’s the decision of not signing Wes Welking looking now?
    Their D is a horrible as horrible can be. They wont pay anyone who’s worth their money. Why would any premium talent (especially on D) would agree to take less and play for them?

    Yes, they have injuries. Which team does not have injuries. Their D linemen did not even touch Tannenhill after the game for a handshake.

    I am not a patriots fan/hater – just a sports fan.

  57. capegolfer says: Dec 15, 2013 4:46 PM

    PI

  58. universalseeder305 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:46 PM

    So if the Dolphins make the 6th seed they’ll visit either the Colts or the Bengals!?!
    The Dolphins already beat them both and Miami can definitly beat either of them again!!!
    Should be an awesome game either way!

  59. superpats90 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:47 PM

    Good game phins! from a pats fan! but these comments are ridiculous! Ah im sittin here laughing at the constant hatred and bozos on here talkin mad crap!! im not gonna sit here and try to critisize the dolphins team, but fans come on! yall act like yall won the superbowl after a regular season game!! players were crying!! A REGULAR SEASON GAME!! LMAOOOOO im done…

  60. otistaylor89 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:54 PM

    Not only were we missing Gronk, but also any of our receivers taller than 6′.
    Hopefully that changes next week.

  61. socatra says: Dec 15, 2013 4:56 PM

    Michael Thomas was given a raise by the 49ers but the Dolphins managed to steal him, hope he does well.

  62. t8ertot says: Dec 15, 2013 4:57 PM

    WHO DEY

  63. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    That last drive would have surely featured a certain party loving TE that hurt his knee. I think they’re gonna miss that guy…

  64. bigbenownsthenfl says: Dec 15, 2013 4:59 PM

    im glad..hope dolphins get in and ratbirds are sitting home for playoffs! that would be an awesome Christmas gift!

  65. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:59 PM

    Thought for sure it was coming on a couple of those plays, where there was equally minimal to no contact prior to the ball arriving as there were in several games where NE gets calls.

    —-

    How did your Giants do today?

    #urteamblows

  66. RE LEE says: Dec 15, 2013 4:59 PM

    We’ll done Phins! As for those who keep saying that the pats are presuming that they already won the game which has not been played yet are delusional. BB and TB12 are the first ones who acknowledge their team’s weakness. Same with their fans… We know that we are in precarious situation even at the beginning of the season, thus the elation when we win the improbable ones. But you haters just are stuck with your pathetic narrative.—- cincy looks good now… I kinda like their spunk. Sorry Chargers we fell short. Would have been nice if we could had returned the favor.

  67. metintodd says: Dec 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    This loss is on TJ Ward of the Browns. If it wasn’t for his illegal cheap shot to Gronk last week, Gronk would have been in this game and the Pats would have won going away. Ward should be fined, suspended and out of the NFL for as long as Gronk is.

  68. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:05 PM

    bostonian13 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    You guys do realize the Pats almost won by throwing to only 2 receivers!?! Both slot receivers at that. Imagine if Dobson or Kembrell would’ve played…either one, the Pats would’ve won the game. The Dolphins needed this win more than the pats. Yes home field is important but more than likely we still get a bye and a game at home. Our defense?!? Horrible, can’t cover a running back in the open field. For those bashing Brady or our offense, open your eyes we played great, giving that we threw to only 2 receivers and handed it off to Blount most of the game. Oh, Dolphims corners were out? Solder was out on the last drive and look how different the line play was. Cut the crap you hater, non football fans. Think for once whenever the Pats lose.
    ————-

    “Almost doesn’t count” — Grant Hill’s wife/Patriots in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.

  69. vaphinfan says: Dec 15, 2013 5:09 PM

    It was funny watching twinkle toe tom falling down after he threw a pass so he wouldn’t get hit.

  70. denverdude7 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:11 PM

    Thank You Miami !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sincerely,
    Bronco Nation

  71. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    Pats fans shouldn’t be counting their guaranteed wins until the w is actually on the board.


    I don’t think any reasonable Patriots fan thought of this game as a “guaranteed win”.

  72. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    @universalseeder305
    When the Bengals beat the Steelers, they will take the #2 seed by virtue of their win over NE. Thanks for that.

  73. marlinjackson82 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    Brady has choked away homefield.

  74. peymax1693 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    gacoltfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:29 PM

    If Manning throws that interception the narrative would be how he choked. Brady does and the story is he has brought them back in the past, defense couldn’t hold, Gronkowski is out, blah,blah, blah…

    Huge Manning fan here. Couldn’t agree more with what you said. However, I must admit that if Brady had pulled that one out I was ready to just throw in the towel and say rooting against that guy is hopeless.

  75. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:21 PM

    brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:59 PM

    Thought for sure it was coming on a couple of those plays, where there was equally minimal to no contact prior to the ball arriving as there were in several games where NE gets calls.

    —-

    How did your Giants do today?

    #urteamblows
    ————–

    I was fine with it, I wanted Seattle to win. More Patriots fan deflection. You guys are experts at it.

  76. marlinjackson82 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:23 PM

    Funny fact. For a clutch player Tom Brady throws too much game-ending INTs.

  77. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    “Who Dey”
    - – - – - – - – - -

    It’s gonna be a tough one in pittsburgh without Terence Newman.

    Well…. a tough one … or… a dominant Bengals blowout victory against pittsburgh’s 24th ranked RUSH Defense with 2-3 additional passing touchdowns by Dalton.

  78. nflgreedleague says: Dec 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    I have a question for the pat fans that think Miami should have been called for PI at the end of the game. On the long pass to Wallace in the 4th did the NE DB get there too early, face guard, and hit Wallace before the ball got there? The refs were consistent and that’s all you can ask for, unless I guess you used to getting bailed out by the refs.
    LMAO!

  79. finsblood13 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:28 PM

    Fins are getting hot at the right time!! Playoffs here we come who nobody wants to play.. Its our time!!

  80. bunkerhillbob says: Dec 15, 2013 5:29 PM

    The Fins were handed their winning TD by a PI call that, even Phil Simms said, was a bad call. Then, the Fins commit a PI in the end zone on the Pats’ last drive and there’s no call. The NFL giveth and the NFL taketh away. Onward, Pats, to the playoffs.

  81. hehateme2 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:29 PM

    taintedsaints2009 says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:22 PM
    Pass interference should have been called on one of those throws

    what a homer! You have gotten to used to bad calls going you’re way. Miss Brady choked!!

  82. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 15, 2013 5:33 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:30 PM
    The Cincinnati Bengals would have a two game lead in the home field advantage race…. if it wasn’t for the patriots getting bogus pass interference calls.

    28 13
    Report comment

    If there weren’t so many Indians Custer may have won. You can’t play the if game , but you will when the Bungals lose in their first playoff game.

    Funny Pats fans what happens when the refs don’t give you every call.

  83. ajsjr40 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:34 PM

    Wilfork, Kelly, Mayo, Volmer, Gronkowski. No team in the league would survive those losses. Brady is MVP.

  84. jerrahsucks says: Dec 15, 2013 5:37 PM

    jersey73 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    Tom Brady can’t play in warm weather.

    Best quote of the day!!!!!!! We’ll played my man, well played.

  85. bonniebengal says: Dec 15, 2013 5:39 PM

    The Bengals will take over the #2 seed tonight with a win over the Steelers, who I believe just got eliminated with the Dolphin win.

  86. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    I was fine with it, I wanted Seattle to win. More Patriots fan deflection. You guys are experts at it.

    —-
    Right. Of course you did.

    Does your team have 4 wins yet? I wouldn’t know. I don’t follow teams in the dregs of the NFL at the bottom of the standings cause frankly….they’re just not that interesting to me.

    It’s too bad the Pats can’t play a laughably bad team like the Giants in their last 2 games of the season. Would help my team get a bye…

  87. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    Wilfork, Kelly, Mayo, Volmer, Gronkowski. No team in the league would survive those losses. Brady is MVP.
    —–
    Hernandez…although a different kind of “loss”….

  88. jerrahsucks says: Dec 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    bostonian13 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    You guys do realize the Pats almost won by throwing to only 2 receivers!?! Both slot receivers at that. Imagine if Dobson or Kembrell would’ve played…either one, the Pats would’ve won the game. The Dolphins needed this win more than the pats. Yes home field is important but more than likely we still get a bye and a game at home. Our defense?!? Horrible, can’t cover a running back in the open field. For those bashing Brady or our offense, open your eyes we played great, giving that we threw to only 2 receivers and handed it off to Blount most of the game. Oh, Dolphims corners were out? Solder was out on the last drive and look how different the line play was. Cut the crap you hater, non football fans. Think for once whenever the Pats lose.

    Do Bill or Tom ever let you off of your knees?

  89. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    I had no dog in this fight. But games like this is why i love this sport.

  90. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:45 PM

    ajsjr40 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:34 PM

    Wilfork, Kelly, Mayo, Volmer, Gronkowski. No team in the league would survive those losses. Brady is MVP.
    ——————

    Giants had even more critical injuries in 2011. Keep the excuses coming.

  91. crewdawg says: Dec 15, 2013 5:52 PM

    When patriots win a game on a questionable call everyone loses their mind, when patriots lose a game on a questionable call(s) it’s stop crying. Patriot hate on here is funny. Hard to win when you’re only options to throw to are Edelman, Amendola, Collie and a 3rd string tight end. That’s not even an exaggeration that’s legit who they are have with Dobson, Thompkins, Gronk and Boyce hurt.

  92. denverdude7 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:55 PM

    No late game help from the officials this time New England.

    The ref’s must have raised their asking price and Belichick wouldn’t pony up.

    Too bad…so sad.

  93. thegronk87 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:57 PM

    dolphins fans can laugh all they want….all this does is help you get into the playoffs for a trip to foxboro in the wild card round. hint – it won’t be 80 degrees there, and miami looks very beatable.

  94. doublezero74 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:58 PM

    Good win dolphins. Nice drive at the end to score TD. Let’s not get all crazy though, the patriots still rule this division.

  95. patriotinvasion says: Dec 15, 2013 6:01 PM

    Congrats to the Dolphins for hanging on at the end to beat our B-Team. Also nice to see the Pats haters coming out of their holes after a 4 point loss to declare an end to the Patriots era. Won’t be easy winning any games without 3 of our top 5 players but hey, just get in the playoffs and we’ll see what happens.

  96. winstonjed44 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:04 PM

    Since when has the MVP award gone to “who has done more with less”or who has overcome the most? It has always gone to the player that has had the most outstanding season. Luck has his team in the playoffs with a bad o line, lost the best wr, and no running game and no one is campaigning for him to win. Tannehill lost 2 starting o linemen and gets sacked multiple times every game and could get his team to the playoffs. Brady has been impressive especially the second half of the season but no way is he the mvp.

  97. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:06 PM

    Congrats to the Fins. They hung in there and played a very good game today.

  98. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:07 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:45 PM

    Giants had even more critical injuries in 2011. Keep the excuses coming.

    —-
    Yes, I saw all those “critical” injuries. Players flopping all over the field at the ahem – most “convenient” of times in the Super Bowl and through the entire season. #cheaters #embarrassmenttothesport

    And I bet they were doing other forms of cheating too. The fact they must have stopped cheating is really the only plausible and sensible explanation why in 2 short seasons they went from a Super Bowl team to the steaming pile of equine excrement that you call a football team today….

  99. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:10 PM

    Congrats to the Dolphins for hanging on at the end to beat our B-Team.

    Well… hard to call a Patriots team with #12 starting a “B-team”…. just being real. The Dolphins were slightly better today and won, no excuses.

  100. ranci says: Dec 15, 2013 6:15 PM

    All good things come to an end patriots fans. You had a great run. Great job cheating your way to 3 super bowls. It’s over now though.

  101. 8oneanddones says: Dec 15, 2013 6:18 PM

    We’ve all heard the “changing of the guards” stuff for the past five years. It takes more than one game, people.

    New England will still win the division and get a game at home. If they are the number 3 seed and win, that will set them up to play Cincinnati, a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since the Icky Woods era. Anything can happen.

  102. thebuttesteamer says: Dec 15, 2013 6:18 PM

    Typical mass hole trash running their mouth about “their” team. Isn’t it time to leave your parent’s basement for your late day shift stocking the groceries at Shaws?

  103. IbelieveinSantaClaus says: Dec 15, 2013 6:20 PM

    why are all these broncos fans thinking that getting that #1 seed guarantees a SB ?

  104. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:22 PM

    Nothing but deflection from every Patriots fan posting here. So expected.

  105. IbelieveinSantaClaus says: Dec 15, 2013 6:22 PM

    patriotinvasion says:
    Dec 15, 2013 6:01 PM
    Congrats to the Dolphins for hanging on at the end to beat our B-Team. Also nice to see the Pats haters coming out of their holes after a 4 point loss to declare an end to the Patriots era. Won’t be easy winning any games without 3 of our top 5 players but hey, just get in the playoffs and we’ll see what happens.

    ___________

    other “team” loses by 7 at home and everything is milk and honey for them.

  106. finfan03 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:22 PM

    patriots fans need to quit complaining about injuries amendola and edleman had over 270 yards combined so I dont think their other recievers would have made a difference and gronk might of but he didnt do much the first game, miami played better and thats why the patriots lost enough with dumb injury excuses

  107. dolphanpete says: Dec 15, 2013 6:25 PM

    If Miami Beats Buffalo and Jets (should happen). And New England losses to Baltimore ( may happen) and gets upset by Buffalo (Any give Sunday).

    MIAMI WINS DIVISION!

    If we beat Buffalo and New England losses to Baltimore next week we go into week 16 with an opportunity to win division. Crazy but true!!

    Go Phins!!!!!!!

  108. mugsymagpie says: Dec 15, 2013 6:26 PM

    We lost. We have too many injuries but Fins won outright. Broncos will not win SB, Fins only a wild card. pats still one of the best even depleted.

  109. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:28 PM

    brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    I was fine with it, I wanted Seattle to win. More Patriots fan deflection. You guys are experts at it.

    —-
    Right. Of course you did.

    Does your team have 4 wins yet? I wouldn’t know. I don’t follow teams in the dregs of the NFL at the bottom of the standings cause frankly….they’re just not that interesting to me.

    It’s too bad the Pats can’t play a laughably bad team like the Giants in their last 2 games of the season. Would help my team get a bye…
    —————–

    Go to the Seattle/Giants related articles from this week and today. Unlike you, I don’t get bent out of shape and go into full deflection mode because my team lost ha. I ruled our season over weeks ago. We stink. Too bad you can’t acknowledge it about your fighting asterisks who need the refs every other week just to win.

    And the Giants STILL would have beaten New England this year.

  110. igotgamenj says: Dec 15, 2013 6:34 PM

    To All Pat’s Fans …ICE UP SON!!!

  111. irkjames says: Dec 15, 2013 6:42 PM

    How are Patriots fans talking about “calls that should have been made”, when the tuck-rule was created for their 3 SB victory dynasty?

    Like, how much more egotistical and self-centered does it get?

  112. beachsidejames says: Dec 15, 2013 6:43 PM

    Fins have had to replace the entire o-line and have plenty of injuries of their own to deal with just as the Pats do an every team this time of year. Brady was awesome but Tannehill had the stats and the win. No garantee Fins even make the playoffs but if they win the next and the Pats lose the next two….Fins will take the division.

  113. coachbeck says: Dec 15, 2013 6:51 PM

    I agree AFC isn’t won by anyone yet. Wide open. Baltimore v NE will be huge next week.

  114. bullcharger says: Dec 15, 2013 6:58 PM

    newdolphinslogo says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:11 PM
    Changing of the guard in the AFC East. It’s Ryan Tannehill’s division now.

    Brady Era R.I.P.

    ————–

    Except the Patriots will still win the divison and Miami can still miss the playoffs easily.

    That’s about it.

  115. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:05 PM

    Nothing but deflection from every Patriots fan posting here. So expected.

    And now you’re clicking on the report link.

    Expected indeed. The state rests Your Honor.

    #ugotowned

    #ucanthandlethetruth

    #urteamstillblows

  116. wood13 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:09 PM

    In real with the Pats excuses well you beat our B- team. You do realize Miami was playing with a total make shift offensive line missing their starting LT and LG? Also no big deal we lost our TE Keller in preseason for year and Gibson our slot WR. Oh also played with 3 back up Corners throughout game and the guy who ended game has been on team since Tuesday. Every team deals with injuries, enough excuses, today Miami got you. Pats still a great team but the excuses need to go away.

  117. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:14 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:28 PM

    brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    I was fine with it, I wanted Seattle to win. More Patriots fan deflection. You guys are experts at it.

    —-
    Right. Of course you did.

    Does your team have 4 wins yet? I wouldn’t know. I don’t follow teams in the dregs of the NFL at the bottom of the standings cause frankly….they’re just not that interesting to me.

    It’s too bad the Pats can’t play a laughably bad team like the Giants in their last 2 games of the season. Would help my team get a bye…
    —————–

    Go to the Seattle/Giants related articles from this week and today. Unlike you, I don’t get bent out of shape and go into full deflection mode because my team lost ha. I ruled our season over weeks ago. We stink. Too bad you can’t acknowledge it about your fighting asterisks who need the refs every other week just to win.

    And the Giants STILL would have beaten New England this year.

    ————————————————-

    Why would an inferior team like the Giants have a snowballs chance of hanging with the Patriots?

    The Patriots are a better team than the Giants in every way. Better team. Better players. Better QB. Better organization. Better fans too.

  118. flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:14 PM

    Go to the Seattle/Giants related articles from this week and today. Unlike you, I don’t get bent out of shape and go into full deflection mode because my team lost ha. I ruled our season over weeks ago. We stink. Too bad you can’t acknowledge it about your fighting asterisks who need the refs every other week just to win.

    Excepts Patriot fans don’t have to admit it like Giant fans.
    The team they root for is in 1st place they don’t suck like the Giants

    But the big question is , if you are a giants fan why are you spending so much time commenting on a Patriot thread?

    If that doesn’t scream jealousy I don’t know what does!

    Hi ahead and prove my point by responding.

  119. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:20 PM

    Excepts Patriot fans don’t have to admit it like Giant fans.
    The team they root for is in 1st place they don’t suck like the Giants

    But the big question is , if you are a giants fan why are you spending so much time commenting on a Patriot thread?

    If that doesn’t scream jealousy I don’t know what does!

    Hi ahead and prove my point by responding.

    ————

    +1000000000

    (Now cue the Giants fan mumbling some jibberish about the past and who owns who that has absolutely zero relevance to 2013….in 3….2…1…)

  120. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:22 PM

    flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:14 PM

    Go to the Seattle/Giants related articles from this week and today. Unlike you, I don’t get bent out of shape and go into full deflection mode because my team lost ha. I ruled our season over weeks ago. We stink. Too bad you can’t acknowledge it about your fighting asterisks who need the refs every other week just to win.

    Excepts Patriot fans don’t have to admit it like Giant fans.
    The team they root for is in 1st place they don’t suck like the Giants

    But the big question is , if you are a giants fan why are you spending so much time commenting on a Patriot thread?

    If that doesn’t scream jealousy I don’t know what does!

    Hi ahead and prove my point by responding.
    —————-

    One and done. Who will even remember or care about that 5 years from now?

    People WILL FOREVER remember the Giants beating the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl.

  121. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:24 PM

    I didn’t know the Dolphins winning today eliminated the JAGUARS from the playoffs. To think they were still alive…heh.

  122. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:30 PM

    Now cue the Giants fan mumbling some jibberish about the past

    —-
    People WILL FOREVER remember the Giants beating the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl.

    —-

    ^

    Yup. Like I said. Right on cue with the yearning for the past and living in it…..

    Did you know that the History Channel is showing Super Bowl 42? It comes on right after the dinosaur show, in a block called Ancient History. Fitting, isn’t it? Like the Giants fans, the dinosaurs don’t have much of a present or a future so they too yearn for days gone by….

    Personally I don’t see the point of yearning for ancient history but hey…have at it.

  123. flash1283 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:33 PM

    One and done. Who will even remember or care about that 5 years from now?

    People WILL FOREVER remember the Giants beating the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl.

    Number of times NE has been 1 and done since 2001,
    2 times. If you ask the haters it will happen every year.

    This is all that matters as of today,

    NE 10-4 First place.

    Giants 5-9 third place.

    I’ve said it before. I have never seen people talk so much when the team they root for is so bad. Again, it screams jealousy!

  124. fishyinalittledishy says: Dec 15, 2013 7:34 PM

    I still don’t know how good we are, still think think we are playing above ourselves or at least doing just enough to win. We always play well as the underdogs but the next couple of weeks we will be expected to roll over the Bills and Jets and sadly this is were we might stall. Too many sacks and not enough points will be our downfall. Pleasantly surprised at how tough this team is. While Brady is still in our division NE is the daddy whether we like it or not. But at least we can take comfort in that we have a good Coach and a very tough smart QB that could be the man for years to come if he doesn’t get whacked too much.

  125. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:46 PM

    Giants 5-9 third place.

    You can’t spell ELIminated without ELI!

    Eli
    Loves
    Interceptions

    Should he change his name to elINT?

  126. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 8:29 PM

    2 2 <<< the thumbs downers are right.

    ELI = Elisha Loves Interceptions is much better. That is his real name after all.

    Hey did you know that you can't spell LOLInterception without ELI!

  127. keltictim says: Dec 15, 2013 8:50 PM

    Wow. Just wow. The pats are 10-4 if you listened only to these bridge loving trolls you would think the pats are 4-10. I never realized a 10-4 first place team was such a horrible thing to be thank you guys for opening my eyes. Since we started playing Miami down there in December it has always been a tough game for the pats. Once your body is used to a daily high temp of 20 degrees and you go play in 80 degrees that’s gonna be a tough day. I haven’t heard any true fan cry about all the injuries they’ve got but facts are facts nobody has as many injured starters as the pats, and oh yeah still in first place regardless. It’s you spygate, tuck rule , asterisk trash talking dummies that cause us to be obnoxious fans. You trot out the same old tired arguments every day but guess what? First place. We will probably now out in the second round but for now first place. Now what’s your address I got a gift basket to send you.

  128. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    Wow. Just wow. The pats are 10-4 if you listened only to these bridge loving trolls you would think the pats are 4-10. I never realized a 10-4 first place team was such a horrible thing to be thank you guys for opening my eyes. Since we started playing Miami down there in December it has always been a tough game for the pats. Once your body is used to a daily high temp of 20 degrees and you go play in 80 degrees that’s gonna be a tough day. I haven’t heard any true fan cry about all the injuries they’ve got but facts are facts nobody has as many injured starters as the pats, and oh yeah still in first place regardless. It’s you spygate, tuck rule , asterisk trash talking dummies that cause us to be obnoxious fans. You trot out the same old tired arguments every day but guess what? First place. We will probably now out in the second round but for now first place. Now what’s your address I got a gift basket to send you.

    ————

    The Pats in the Brady era have always had a tough time winning in Miami. Even in their 14-2 2004 season, they inexplicably lost to the 2-14 Dolphins on MNF. Some nobody named Wes Welker killed the Pats in that game.

    As for the playoffs… it’s anyone’s for the taking. There is no dominant team in the AFC, it is totally wide open. So for a team like the Pats held together by duct tape and band aids, that is their saving grace. We will see what happens in a few weeks.

    As a Pats fan honestly… I don’t know if I want to see the Dolphins in the playoffs. May sound a little paranoid but division games in the playoffs give me pause. (See 2010, Jets) They’re a good team…and we saw what happened today.

  129. jrcoop says: Dec 15, 2013 9:32 PM

    bunkerhillbob says:

    The Fins were handed their winning TD by a PI call that, even Phil Simms said, was a bad call. Then, the Fins commit a PI in the end zone on the Pats’ last drive and there’s no call. The NFL giveth and the NFL taketh away. Onward, Pats, to the playoffs.
    ————————————————————–
    Translation: WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    THE PATS ARE SUPPOSED TO GET THOSE CHEAP CALLS!!!!!!!!!!!

    WWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAEEEE!

  130. mugsymagpie says: Dec 15, 2013 9:39 PM

    Thank you Steelers :-)

  131. gregoryp3234 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:49 PM

    patriots had 1 flag today for 2 yards. one flag. and all their fans are complaining about a non-call. wow.

  132. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    gregoryp3234 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:49 PM

    patriots had 1 flag today for 2 yards. one flag. and all their fans are complaining about a non-call. wow.
    ———————

    And they have the nerve to call people who speak facts like these “trolls” which is even more astounding. Then again, these people don’t deal with losing well. They like to deflect, talk about other teams or bring up previous seasons instead of addressing a loss TODAY. Had they won, they would be genuflecting in front of Brady like they do with all his other sham “comebacks”

  133. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:26 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 15, 2013 10:34 PM
    gregoryp3234 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:49 PM

    patriots had 1 flag today for 2 yards. one flag. and all their fans are complaining about a non-call. wow.
    ———————

    And they have the nerve to call people who speak facts like these “trolls” which is even more astounding. Then again, these people don’t deal with losing well. They like to deflect, talk about other teams or bring up previous seasons instead of addressing a loss TODAY. Had they won, they would be genuflecting in front of Brady like they do with all his other sham “comebacks”

    —–

    #envy

    Your tears really are delicious. Nom nom nom.

  134. brazzz01 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:43 PM

    The Cincinnati Bengals would have a two game lead in the home field advantage race…. if it wasn’t for the patriots getting bogus pass interference calls.

    —-

    Or…there’s always the possibility the Bungles could get rolled 30-20 by the Steelers tonight, making such home field advantage talk moot for the time being.

  135. patriotinvasion says: Dec 15, 2013 11:52 PM

    Sorry haters. The Pats can’t lose the rest of this season. Either they win and get a ton of credit or they lose and the loss doesn’t really count because they’re playing without Gronk, Wilfork, Mayo, Kelly, Vollmer, etc, etc, etc. I love it. #NoPainNoMatterWhatHappens

  136. chadhenne42 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:01 AM

    If the Pats lose out…. and the dolphins win out…. big if but not impossible…. the dolphins could very easily clinch the #2 seed in the AFC with tiebreakers over the bengals and colts….. How crazy is that

  137. brazzz01 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:25 AM

    Then again, these people don’t deal with losing well. They like to deflect, talk about other teams or bring up previous seasons instead of addressing a loss TODAY.

    —-
    Here’s a list of only but just a few of the multitudes and legions of folk who I really think could get an interception off Eli Manning.

    Ty Law, even at age 39

    Deion Sanders, even at age 46

    The 2002 Bucs secondary. They sure were having plenty of fun against Gannon in the SB so I bet they could do it again.

    Rich Gannon himself. Why not?

    Tom Brady

    Wes Welker…nah he’d drop it if it was a big moment

    Bill Belichick

    Tom Coughlin

    Miley Cyrus

    Justin Bieber

    Gisele Bundchen

    Discuss.

  138. cashtext4all.com says: Dec 16, 2013 4:23 AM

    Nice win for the fish. I’m not a fan of Brady so enjoyed that win even more.

  139. jimmielk says: Dec 16, 2013 8:13 AM

    Finally, the cheaters lost. They must have used up their payola budget for refs last week in Cleveland.

    In looking thru the posts below, there are 3 times the likes versus dislikes when comments like this are made. Hey, Patriots. Wonder why the vast majority of people hate your team! LMAO.

  140. hehateme2 says: Dec 16, 2013 8:19 AM

    Poor LOSERS!! Remember ***

  141. williamshatnerstoupee says: Dec 16, 2013 9:23 AM

    Brady showing his true colors, walking out on his presser. I would have loved to have been in the locker room after the game to witness his tantrum.

  142. bobsnygiants says: Dec 16, 2013 9:48 AM

    Patriots defence stinks, it been that way since REMEO left.

  143. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Dec 16, 2013 9:58 AM

    buh bye cheaters

  144. infectorman says: Dec 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    SHOULD the phins make the playoffs, they will go on the road (like NE yesterday did yesterday) and get trounced away from the friendly warm confines of Miami..It came down to the last possible play at the last possible second. Won’t shake out that way with Dolphins on the road in the playoffs

    NE has no excuse, they lost, but at least they are basically in the playoffs.

    A HELLOF ALOT MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR the Injury faking Giants or the Dolphins…
    ELI sux…

  145. infectorman says: Dec 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    fishyinalittledishy says: Dec 15, 2013 7:34 PM

    I still don’t know how good we are, still think think we are playing above ourselves or at least doing just enough to win. We always play well as the underdogs but the next couple of weeks we will be expected to roll over the Bills and Jets and sadly this is were we might stall. Too many sacks and not enough points will be our downfall. Pleasantly surprised at how tough this team is. While Brady is still in our division NE is the daddy whether we like it or not. But at least we can take comfort in that we have a good Coach and a very tough smart QB that could be the man for years to come if he doesn’t get whacked too much.

    _________

    No one expects the Dolphins to roll anyone.
    Slow your roll

  146. brazzz01 says: Dec 16, 2013 11:15 AM

    A HELLOF ALOT MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR the Injury faking Giants

    —-

    Yes. This is bothering me more and more when I think about this.

    Being someone with honor and integrity and love of the NFL and the game of football I can no longer in good conscience consider Mr Wrights Giants Super Bowl victories as “clean”. Thus going forward will no longer refer to them as such. Only tainted titles gained from cheating. Which they were.

    **

    #filthystinkingcheaters

    #haventmadeplayoffssincethecheatingstopped

  147. brazzz01 says: Dec 16, 2013 11:22 AM

    I hope the Fish are legit.

    The Pats really could use some genuine competition in the AFC East. Smacking down the rest of the AFC East year after years is cool but it’s boring now.

    We thought the competition would be the Jets but they turned out to be just comic fodder, and I think even Fin fans would agree with that. And the Bills are the Bills. Nuff said.

    Bring it Dolphins. I hope you’re for real. I really am looking forward to a great rivalry renewed.

  148. jeffslogic says: Dec 16, 2013 3:31 PM

    Nice cute uniforms. How many other she males does the doll fins have on that roster. We all saw the two bad calls that gave that game away. I love reading all the jealous pats haters. A true sign of respect envy and inferiority .

  149. feadshipman says: Dec 17, 2013 7:05 AM

    While watching that presser of Brady’s it struck me that I have known children in their terrible two’s that show more maturity, dignity and composure than this crybaby sore loser!

    This is a grown man? This is the leader of the NE Pats? I am embarrassed for his team, and his family.

    I hope just based on that “performance” that they lose the next two games and end up out of the playoffs altogether, or better yet, end up somehow playing the Phins in the playoffs and losing once more to them.

    Those of you that think the Dolphins can’t play in cold weather must have missed that game in Pittsburgh last week.

  150. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:02 PM

    Fully agree, feadshipman. Look at the hypocrisy. Everyone piles on Dez Bryant, but Brady does the same things and gets a pass.

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