Dolphins win 27-24, knock Patriots to No. 3 seed

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It’s safe to say that Brian Flores was a lot more popular around New England at this time last year.

The Dolphins head coach piloted his team to an unexpected win over his former employers on Sunday afternoon. That loss along with Kansas City’s win over the Chargers pushes the Patriots down to the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs. They’ll be at home against either the Titans, Steelers or Raiders next weekend and then on the road against the Chiefs if they win.

It looked like the Patriots would escape with a win when James White took a screen pass 13 yards for a touchdown to put New England in front for the first time all day with just under four minutes to play. The Dolphins moved 75 yards in just over three minutes, however, and Ryan Fitzpatrick hit tight end Mike Gesicki for the winning score with 24 seconds left to play.

DeVante Parker had several catches on that drive and finished the day with eight catches for 137 yards. It’s a fitting cap to his best professional season and one of many things the Dolphins will hope to build on in Flores’s second season at the helm.

Fitzpatrick ended the day 28-of-41 for 320 yards and the struggles in pass coverage will be a talking point alongside the familiar conversations about the New England offense. It looked better in the second half on Sunday, but a slow start left them constantly playing catchup against Miami. When they did catch them, the defense let the Dolphins back into the game and that’s not a winning formula in the postseason.

The Dolphins end the year 5-11, which is far better than many predicted they’d do this season and the way they got the fifth win will send them into the offseason with the kind of optimism that rarely accompanies such a record.

186 responses to “Dolphins win 27-24, knock Patriots to No. 3 seed

  1. Yeah this L is going to sting for the Patriots. All that hype on their defense and completely owned by Parker and Fitz. Yikes.

  2. ezpkns34 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    Flores did a hell of a job this year, all things considered
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    Sure did.

  3. Don’t worry Patriot fans, you guys lost on purpose so you don’t show your hand for the playoffs. You guys have all the answers to win 4 more games 🙂

  4. Brady looked good in the second half but that pick was ugly as hell. Defense was garbage today couldn’t tackle worth a damn when they had gimmes in the backfield for losses. No excuses that was sloppy and they can’t look like that against the 6th seed aka the Titans and expect to win.

  5. Best the Pats can say about that is better now than next week,

    Hard to be optimistic but we’ll see.

  6. This is where the loud talking Pats fans go into hiding and just say nothing. Tick tock tick tock….

  7. Bwaahahahaha I love it! Where is Harrison hits Mr. marshmellow man talking about his own team. Brady cares more about how his hair plugs look than preparing for a game. Remember all the patriots fans laughing at the Colts for losing to the dolphins? Where are the little sissies hiding now? Paging tylaw

  8. Crazy Legs Fitz does it again..
    Patriots need to regroup or someone is gonna come in there next week and beat them.
    Great game plan by Miami and limiting JE to only 2 catches.
    Just goes to show you, any given Sunday..

  9. Anyone watching that game outside of Pats Nation didn’t think that they would escape. Miami was competing all day, and the Pats were trying to stay even with one of the worst teams in the league. This was a straight up win. Nice job Miami.

    Oh. And for once the refs called a clean game in FB.

  10. Congrats to Flo, Chad, Fitz et al. Outplayed the Pats the whole game.

    Concerning game for the Pats. Where was the intensity and urgency? Defense played soft all day and offense never got on track.

    Goodbye bye…

  11. unclebluck says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm
    Fitzmagic defeats The Deflator !!!!!!!

    How about – Fitzmagic deflates the Patriots Playoff seeding.

  12. I dont see New England doing much this postseason. I am not really harping on a divisional loss, just the timing/ramifications that come with it. Brady is starting to look his age, he is still good and they can still win with him but he can’t really carry an offense anymore. The defense is good too but probably a little overrated. They could beat Pittsburgh but I dont see them as a guarantee to win if they play Tennessee next week. I hope I am wrong but they clearly have a more uphill battle than expected and they can only blame themselves after the two close losses they had at home this year.

  13. Boogie men sucked today – Gilmore looked like he was coasting and Brady had a terrible 1st half. Where was Edelman in an important game? Terrible play calling on offense…

  14. The dolphins have a good young secondary, some talented weapons on offense and an excellent coach. It would have been very easy for them to throw in the towel after the early part of the season, but Brian Flores showed that he can get the most out of his players, as demonstrated by their clear improvement. Assuming they draft well, they will not be an easy out next year

  15. Dolphins better start thinking about qb. Fits was nice this year but you need to start developing someone .

    During the bills game, the announcers talked about the pats approaching this like a playoff. So my question is what excuse will tylawpick6 have for this.

    I

  16. Well, they sure look poised for a quick out in the playoffs!!!
    I mean, losing to the dolphins at home with a much needed by at stake…..does it even matter who they play at this point….THE DOLPHINS….seriously??!!
    I guess there’s always the draft to look forward to!!!

  17. All things must come to an end. It’s been an amazing 20 year run and has been a great time to be a pats fan. Reading all these happy comments about the pats demise, you can tell there’s a lot of people here with 20 years of pent up frustration that may finally be able to be let loose now that the dynasty appears to be over.

  18. To me it was Gilmore’s play that cost Patriots the game. He’s locked down much better receivers than Parker all year but today he got owned. Parker had 137 yards. Gilmore was playing way off and just didn’t seem locked in.

  19. Once the Bengals exposed these cheating frauds, they couldn’t risk filming the dolphins, now you see what they really are when they cant cheat. Amazing the difference. These cheating frauds going back 2 decades would have zero rings. A complete sham of a franchise. All titles should be erased

  20. @tylawspick6

    That pesky Goodell hey, made Tom Brady throw that interception. Gave Fitzmagic some go-go juice to cheat the Patriots. That pesky Goodell, always has it out for the poor Patriots. Cheated them sooooo bad today. Hahaha. C’mon man, don’t disappoint us with that excuse haha.

  21. Like I’ve been telling you, no miracles for NE this year. And your QB has pretty much sucked the entire year, but you delusional Pat’s fans still have your blinders on, game after game. I told you that any other QB would have been benched by the Buffalo game as bad as Brady has played. Pick 6? Oh, the receiver ran the wrong route. Keep making excuses for Brady.
    I guess Flores held back a few things in the 43-0 NE beatdown . Hogwash,no team does that, like you thought BB was doing with the Ravens. Sometimes you just get your butt kicked. How about that NE fans?
    Brady, please retire while your legacy is still in tact. Ive seen this movie before and now we have Peyton Manning 2,the sequel atvs theater near you. Brady we all get old, just face it and hang up your cleats. No way, BB let’s you in the building next year.

  22. For the last two months this has been the worst Patriots team in two decades. They are missing the workmanlike determination of the early ’00’s and nobody has stepped up on offense unlike recent years. There is nothing scary about this team. One and done.

  23. Clearly, the Pats “won their Superbowl” against the Bills last week.

    Best o’ luck winning 3 games to try to get to the SB.

  24. They won’t win another game this year. So wish the Bills won last weekend, if the Bills would of played their starters today they would of crushed the Jets today. The Bills 2nd and 3rd string defense pretty much held the Jets. On to the playoffs!!!!

  25. nagyisterrible says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    The dynasty is over. The Patriots are an average team. Nothing special. The defense feasted on a cupcake schedule early in the season


    Every time the Patriots lose a game you see this stupid comment

  26. Don’t deserve it.
    Poor tackling, Parker owns Gilmore, Chung can’t keep up for whatever reason, nobody can catch the ball and the standout player is an Ex-Bengal…..nuff said!

  27. I am looking forward to seeing BB presser. I love that guy and his answer to the 1st half ending will be a classic

  28. nite2al says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    Like I’ve been telling you, no miracles for NE this year. And your QB has pretty much sucked the entire year, but you delusional Pat’s fans still have your blinders on, game after game. I told you that any other QB would have been benched by the Buffalo game as bad as Brady has played. Pick 6? Oh, the receiver ran the wrong route. Keep making excuses for Brady.
    I guess Flores held back a few things in the 43-0 NE beatdown . Hogwash,no team does that, like you thought BB was doing with the Ravens. Sometimes you just get your butt kicked. How about that NE fans?
    Brady, please retire while your legacy is still in tact. Ive seen this movie before and now we have Peyton Manning 2,the sequel atvs theater near you. Brady we all get old, just face it and hang up your cleats. No way, BB let’s you in the building next year

    So apparently all the analysts have blinders on too and don’t know what they are watching.

    But what do they know they only played

  29. Its safe to say that the Miami Dolphins is in safe hands with Brian Flores, They just need to hit on the draft picks and who knows things are certainly looking up going forward in Dolphins land.

  30. carloswlassiter says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    Looking forward to the start of the Stidham era next season.

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    Same here. Tired of the “play until 45” talk constantly almost like BB has to cater to what he wants.

    Then you get him Sanu per Brady and Brady’s running of the offense and throwing in general has been mediocre.

    He is also playing up the arm injury business which is ridiculous. There is plenty of zip on the ball.

  31. billswillnevermove says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    They won’t win another game this year. So wish the Bills won last weekend, if the Bills would of played their starters today they would of crushed the Jets today. The Bills 2nd and 3rd string defense pretty much held the Jets. On to the playoffs!!!!

    The bills won’t win another game this year ?

    I agree

  32. I applaud the Dolphins – they dumped their trash onto other teams for draft picks and then found a real head coach who took the LOYAL players and started to turn things around. What the Dolphins did was to expose the fraud players who had no winning value and dumped them onto stupid teams.

    Any time the Cheaters lose is a great day in the NFL!

  33. carloswlassiter says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    Looking forward to the start of the Stidham era next season.

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    Pats fan. I agree.

    I have to fend off Brady Fanboys over this. They cannot be honest or objective.

  34. Not our year and the demise of the dynasty is clearly here. Thanks to Belichick and Brady for providing a 2 decade display of excellence and championship and let’s face it, we can’t win every year. Just every 2.5 on average. Screw it, Go Pats!

  35. Surely the Pats fans are trying to spin it, like they have before…
    Claiming that the Pats lost this on purpose as part of some elaborate plan by Belichick,,,
    Acting like Pee Wee Herman… “I meant to do that.”

  36. Patriot tears are the sweetest tears. Naturally they’re blaming everyone but themselves – the refs, the weather, anybody but themselves. Bwah hahahahaha!

  37. Belichick knew he had to add depth along the offensive line, bring in two starting quality tight ends, and add a top flight receiver.

    He failed at all three.

    The Pats over the last two decades have ended the regular season strong. This year they struggle at the end of the year, even at home.

  38. Voteforwiggsmofo says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    So apparently all the analysts have blinders on too and don’t know what they are watching.

    But what do they know they only played


    Just because you are on TV doesn’t mean you are smart. Apparently the same thing holds true for commentators on blog sites. People have been making excuses for Brady and this until about week 12, when they started admitting this team is not very good.

  39. ouch… sliced and diced by a bunch of players no one has heard of before. Put a fork in them, they’re done.

  40. For whatever reason, BB always calls a bad game against Miami late in the year. Remember the game where Brady only threw 5 first half passes and NE lost home field advantage and didn’t make it to the SB. Last year’s bad defensive alignment on the Miami miracle. But actually, not going for it right before the half was a good move, guys. BB didn’t want another pick 6 from Tommy not so terrific.

  41. Voteforwiggsmofo says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    billswillnevermove says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    They won’t win another game this year. So wish the Bills won last weekend, if the Bills would of played their starters today they would of crushed the Jets today. The Bills 2nd and 3rd string defense pretty much held the Jets. On to the playoffs!!!!

    The bills won’t win another game this year ?
    I agree
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    Brand new Joe username, just made today, I found it, up to about 80 now? Enjoy Vegas, where the Raiders will never have a home crowd lol. Enjoy the winter in loserville Toronto.

  42. Its beyond joyful to see the smug Pats lose at home in December. They will have to work to get back to the SB now! No gimmes this year!

  43. 04 2 Rate This
    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:07 pm
    ezpkns34 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    Flores did a hell of a job this year, all things considered
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    Sure did
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    Dolphins haven’t finished this bad since 2007. Flores is a below average head coach which stems from the Belichick loser coaching tree.

  44. Max Kellerman may finally be right about the dynasty ending…. say it enough times and it will come true eventually.

  45. Yeah this L is going to sting for the Patriots. All that hype on their defense and completely owned by Parker and Fitz. Yikes.”

    Really they were owned by the entire cast-offs on the Fins. Fifth RB this year, a bunch of rookies in the defensive backfield, First and second year starters, etc., etc.

  46. Voteforwiggsmofo
    So apparently all the analysts have blinders on too and don’t know what they are watching.

    But what do they know they only played

    2 1 Rate This

    These analysts are company men working for the NFL. They are pushing a narrative for you to hold on to so you keep watching, which in turn brings money to the NFL. Tom Brady is a money maker for the league, it does no good to the league money wise if it’s biggest supporters of Tom Brady think Tom Brady is not good anymore. So yea, keep listening to your analysts 🙂

  47. Just because you are on TV doesn’t mean you are smart. Apparently the same thing holds true for commentators on blog sites. People have been making excuses for Brady and this until about week 12, when they started admitting this team is not very good

    That’s what it is all that’s former PLAYERS and COACHES where just making excuses for him.

    When the O line wasn’t holding up long enough that wasn’t really happening

    When WR weren’t getting separation even. When they showed it on replay, that’ really wasn’t happening
    It was just everyone making excuses

    You nailed it

  48. johnnycantread says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm
    Surely the Pats fans are trying to spin it, like they have before…
    Claiming that the Pats lost this on purpose as part of some elaborate plan by Belichick,,,
    Acting like Pee Wee Herman… “I meant to do that.”

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    Lol. You have waited through so many comments waiting for Pats fans to do that so you could jump on it. But ut got too long so you just went with the speculation.

    There is no way for us to spin this. It was a bad ugly loss and our road through the playoffs that was tough already just got a ton tougher. The season is certainly far from over. But it did just get seriously tougher. Go Pats!!

  49. billsrthefuture says:

    Best o’ luck winning 3 games to try to get to the SB.
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    Uh, same to you??

  50. You had one job Patriots defense. Whoops. The one and done threat is real. Even against Pittsburgh or Tennessee

  51. So apparently all the analysts have blinders on too and don’t know what they are watching.

    But what do they know they only played
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    They don’t have blinders on, they see it, they are all just afraid to something bad about Brady. And you see it too. He throws passes all over the place, sees ghosts and benefited from short fields all year. Why do you think NE has resorted to so many trick plays this year? QB1 can’t get it done.

  52. nfliferfan22 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Not so easy when you don’t have GRONK carrying you and the offense, right Pretty Boy Tom?!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Pretty sure pretty boy Tom “ threw the go ahead TD with 3 minutes left

  53. 6burgh says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    Voteforwiggsmofo
    So apparently all the analysts have blinders on too and don’t know what they are watching.

    But what do they know they only played

    2 1 Rate This

    These analysts are company men working for the NFL. They are pushing a narrative for you to hold on to so you keep watching, which in turn brings money to the NFL. Tom Brady is a money maker for the league, it does no good to the league money wise if it’s biggest supporters of Tom Brady think Tom Brady is not good anymore. So yea, keep listening to your analysts 🙂

    I bet he’s good enough to beat your steelers if they make it in.

  54. “It’s safe to say that Brian Flores was a lot more popular around New England at this time last year.”

    I don’t know about that, as a Patriots fan I’ve nothing but admiration for the way Flores has gone about an unenviable task this season.

  55. Inexcusable loss. Brady overthrows, inept defense, Belichick’s coaching, especially strategy at the end of the first half was pathetic and overly passive. His excuse at the podium after the game totally lame.

    Time for Brady to go and use the money saved on the offensive line, tight ends and linebackers.

  56. Cleon Ross says:
    December 28, 2019 at 8:36 am

    When he wins on Sunday he will have 250 total wins in his career (regular and postseason) the next closest is Peyton with 200. That’s amazing. GOAT doing Goat things!

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    Insert foot in mouth. The G.O.A.T. looks old.

  57. Voteforwiggsmofo says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    6burgh says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    Voteforwiggsmofo
    So apparently all the analysts have blinders on too and don’t know what they are watching.

    But what do they know they only played

    2 1 Rate This

    These analysts are company men working for the NFL. They are pushing a narrative for you to hold on to so you keep watching, which in turn brings money to the NFL. Tom Brady is a money maker for the league, it does no good to the league money wise if it’s biggest supporters of Tom Brady think Tom Brady is not good anymore. So yea, keep listening to your analysts 🙂

    I bet he’s good enough to beat your steelers if they make it in.

    1 0 Rate This

    Yea that’s a safe bet, history is in your favour here 🙂

  58. joker65 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    billsrthefuture says:

    Best o’ luck winning 3 games to try to get to the SB.
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    Uh, same to you??
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    Its different though. By the Bills standards just making the playoffs is a huge deal for them They can already call this a victorious season and anything else is gravy. But for the Pats they operate to a much higher standard. They either win a SB or the season is deemed a failure.

  59. Belichick the Dufuss that cannot get out of his own way in destroying the Offense for Brady.

    Great HC and Great on Defnese but a total bust on Draft Day and Trades for WRs.

    His best WR trade was a give=away with Moss.

  60. It has been a joy watching the Patriots over the last two decades especially but for me it has been six decades. Win some, lose some.

    The Pats over achieved this year based on their talent but it caught up to them. As a fan, I am sticking with them but logic tells me it could be one and done this year in the post season.

  61. phillyfinsfan says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:47 pm
    Cleon Ross says:
    December 28, 2019 at 8:36 am

    When he wins on Sunday he will have 250 total wins in his career (regular and postseason) the next closest is Peyton with 200. That’s amazing. GOAT doing Goat things!

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    Insert foot in mouth. The G.O.A.T. looks old.

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    What foot in mouth? Everything the guy said is true. And even if they lose next week he still has 249. Thats still goat.

  62. tigerlilac says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    It has been a joy watching the Patriots over the last two decades especially but for me it has been six decades. Win some, lose some.

    The Pats over achieved this year based on their talent but it caught up to them. As a fan, I am sticking with them but logic tells me it could be one and done this year in the post season.

    0 1

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    They are loaded. Do you watch the nfl? Their D is so loaded their draft pick, JoeJuan Williams, can’t even get on the field.

  63. “BB didn’t want to show his hand, so he let his team lose and sacrificed home field advantage for next week” I’ll take things Pats fans say for $200 Alex

  64. Just imagine patriot dweebs, if little sissy boy Brady didn’t go crying to daddy Kraft to trade garopollo, you would have a real QB. Awwwww so sad, in fact that you refuse to call little sissy boy Brady out.

  65. rutledge3197 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Typical Pats fans trash on here ….. “ we just win every 2.5 years “ ……. yeah ok : ummmm you forgot the first 40 sorry ass years ……

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    Not true. Us old folks do still remember.and the people that are not old folks its not fair to penalize them for that. I can understand you don’t know what its like when anyone younger than middle age was either not born or too young to follow football when the dynasty started. This has been a freakishly great and long stretch of excellence.

  66. tigerlilac says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    It has been a joy watching the Patriots over the last two decades especially but for me it has been six decades. Win some, lose some.

    The Pats over achieved this year based on their talent but it caught up to them. As a fan, I am sticking with them but logic tells me it could be one and done this year in the post season.

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    Defense and QB need to be a lot better than today or it could be a repeat of 09.

  67. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    Just imagine patriot dweebs, if little sissy boy Brady didn’t go crying to daddy Kraft to trade garopollo, you would have a real QB. Awwwww so sad, in fact that you refuse to call little sissy boy Brady out.

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    😭😭😭😭😭

  68. Hats off to the Dolphins, heckuva game. Interesting though that the Patriots haters can only come up with hateful comments for Patriots. Where are the good words for the Fins?

  69. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    Just imagine patriot dweebs, if little sissy boy Brady didn’t go crying to daddy Kraft to trade garopollo, you would have a real QB. Awwwww so sad, in fact that you refuse to call little sissy boy Brady out.

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    Lol. With talk that tough why don’t you just call him out to meet you behind the gym after school?

  70. Taking all the childish attacks away, it really wasn’t Brady, who threw the go ahead TD, and considering this offense, he played decent. The real SHOCK was the defense being completely manhandled by the Dolphins, and more so the absolutely unbelievable job Parker did on Gilmour. (no I’m not a pats fan)

  71. mainepatriotsfan says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:46 pm
    Inexcusable loss. Brady overthrows, inept defense, Belichick’s coaching, especially strategy at the end of the first half was pathetic and overly passive.

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    That was a head scratcher.

  72. cnuterockne says:
    December 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    “BB didn’t want to show his hand, so he let his team lose and sacrificed home field advantage for next week” I’ll take things Pats fans say for $200 Alex
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    Haha, priceless. You knew the Pats were in trouble when they acted like they won the Superbowl when they beat Buffalo.

  73. deathonwings410 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    So when will Patriots start saying, “Bill wasn’t trying to win, he didn’t want to show any of his new schemes for the playoffs?”

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    You are the second guy on here begging for Pats fans to do that. Sorry that they dont. I see you want it really badly.

  74. And a happy new year!! says:

    There is no way for us to spin this.

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    Oh, I’m sure tylawpick6 will come up with something.
    Dude has more spins than a merry-go-round.

  75. rutledge3197 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Typical Pats fans trash on here ….. “ we just win every 2.5 years “ ……. yeah ok : ummmm you forgot the first 40 sorry ass years

    Typical jealous crybaby comment

  76. Crazy how it’s never in the middle with Fitz. It’s all the way in either direction.

    When he’s on he is tremendous but when he is off he is putrid. Nothing in between…

  77. This thread is loaded with envy and hot air. Dolphins played tough today. Pats should beat the 6th seed but it will end there. I expect a strong comeback next year from them.

  78. A lot to unpack here, but the reality is that right now, they just aren’t that good when it matters or against A good team. And honestly, they weren’t the best team last year. But apparently, no one else wanted that trophy. There playoff run starts in six days and it goes as long as it goes.

    However, and whenever it actually ends, what a fricking ride! Go Patriots!

  79. Sending some Buffalove to RF…dude can easily strut into any Harvard alum party with a smile, a wink, a nod, and a pretty fat wallet…..and he comes with a good attitude as well. Class act all-around.

  80. As a Notre Dame fan, ND winning coupled with the Ohio State collapse and patriots meltdown has made for a terrific weekend! In fact I have the Ohio State game on a continuous 24 hour loop right now. I can’t get enough of that 16-0 blown lead and suckeye fans crying. I need to add this patriots game to the game plan!

  81. Tylaw, in prior years the Patriots wouldn’t have played a bend but don’t break game-plan against a team like the Dolphins with a bye on the line. They would have dominated.

    Yes, they have depth hiding out on injured reserve and in healthy scratches, especially on the D, but their offensive skill positions have been less than first rate. Sunu was a miss. Harry has a future but not a big enough now. Sony Michel is one dimensional and his inability to even run a proper pattern was instrumental to today’s pick six. Edelman is playing hurt and I suspect Brady is as well. Watson and LaCrosse have given them nothing.

    I’ll be rooting for them next week. With luck they get a good matchup, win and play against a Wild Card team in round two that wins in an upset. If that happens they can still make it back to a super bowl but they’re nobody’s favorite to get there as of today.

    Can you believe that Belichick sat on the last 2 minutes of the 1st half? I can and that says everything.

  82. Actually, they can’t play a Wild Card winner. If they win next week they get the Chiefs automatically.

  83. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    Once the Bengals exposed these cheating frauds, they couldn’t risk filming the dolphins, now you see what they really are when they cant cheat. Amazing the difference. These cheating frauds going back 2 decades would have zero rings. A complete sham of a franchise. All titles should be erased

    You really sound like an absolute buffoon here.

  84. And a happy new year!! says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    joker65 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    billsrthefuture says:

    Best o’ luck winning 3 games to try to get to the SB.
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    Uh, same to you??
    ——————————

    Its different though. By the Bills standards just making the playoffs is a huge deal for them They can already call this a victorious season and anything else is gravy. But for the Pats they operate to a much higher standard. They either win a SB or the season is deemed a failure.

    ____

    So, basically what youre saying is that the bIlls have been so bad for so long, just making the playoffs is their goal?

    I was just reminding him that his team faces the same challenge, and their games will ALL be on the road, so its kind of a strange comment on his part, you know?

  85. But, but Brady is still so very handsome. and his hair plugs never looked better. Give the man a break.

  86. Why is it ‘dynasty over’ any time they lose a game……can’t put this one on the offense. That extra possession before the half might have helped.

  87. Fitzpatrick gives the Patriots fits many times he plays them. Congrats to him and the Dolphins for humiliating the team I root for. In their own stadium. In Brady’s likely last regular season game in Foxboro as a Patriot.

    Trivia question a few years down the road: who was the last QB to beat Brady in Foxboro during the regular season?

    Unreal.

  88. What a finish for the Dolphins after how their year began. Sure, they traded away a lot of players but they still won a lot more games than people thought and this win was the icing on the cake.

    I think Flores is going to do good things there as long as they can use all those draft picks well. He can change the culture in that locker room (losing) to being competitive. It looks like he’s already made a difference. I was shocked, but amused, at today’s results.

  89. Garopollo has started 26 games in six years. Brady has started every game during that period but the four starts taken away by Goodell. In those six years Brady has taken his team to the super bowl 4 of 5 times winning 3. I wish Jimmy well but keeping Brady was not a mistake.

  90. So, I guess there isnt an NFL/referee agenda for the Patriots to advance? Or is there? I’m confused….the Pats just lost a bye, if there was an agenda wouldnt they have gotten some call that would have helped them win and advance?

  91. A lot of haters chirping and that’s fine, the chances you get to gloat are few are far between so by all means savor your morsels.

    I’m just glad people haven’t realized counting the Patriots out activates their Super Saiyan.

  92. Worth repeating:

    dcpatfan says:
    December 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Don’t deserve it.
    Poor tackling, Parker owns Gilmore, Chung can’t keep up for whatever reason, nobody can catch the ball and the standout player is an Ex-Bengal…..nuff said!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Chung never was a very good defender and has too many injuries making him slow.

  93. One other note….how can the Pat’s have ZERO pass deflections or knock downs by the defensive line and linebackers vs Fitzpatrick throwing quick slants and routes over the middle as much as they did?

  94. Brady looked like crap
    coaching sucked
    I wonder if age has finally caught up to Brady
    he looked terrible
    maybe he should retire, sooner than later

  95. How does your organization try to tank and you still lead them to 5 wins?
    All seriousness, if the dolphins take a step back next year they should still keep this head coach. He seems to have a plan and I’m excited to watch the dolphins. Not a fan but more good teams is always better for the league

  96. So interesting to read all the gleeful and snarky comments from Patriot haters. I honestly think you get more joy out of NE losing than your own team winning. All I can say is if this is the end of the dynasty what a GREAT run it’s been. I have enjoyed all 19-20 years of it and all SIX Super Bowl wins. Thank you New England!!

  97. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 5:22 pm
    As a Notre Dame fan, ND winning coupled with the Ohio State collapse and patriots meltdown has made for a terrific weekend! In fact I have the Ohio State game on a continuous 24 hour loop right now. I can’t get enough of that 16-0 blown lead and suckeye fans crying. I need to add this patriots game to the game plan!
    ==================================================================================
    Right on! Notre Dame beating a 7-5 Iowa State team in the Camping World Bowl is quite a feather in their cap.

  98. Hi brady. Hello? Why are you mad? Why don’t you be a man, and take responsibility for being one of the worst qbs in the nfl and having one of the worst offenses in the nfl. Stop blaming your wr’s. If mahomes, Wilson, lamar, Rodgers, jimmyG, or any top ten qb was on the Patriots, they would be mvp candidates and their wr’s would have great stats. Brady is the weak link. He’s old and slow and washed up. Hes holding the Patriots back from being the #1 seed. He’s the reason their offense is awful and their wr’s aren’t getting the ball. Buh bye brady. Don’t cry, dry your eyes.

  99. Ok Frank booth, ND has 11 national championships, 7 Heismans, I know you clowns in New England know nothing about a winning college program. ND is the best college environment for football and nowhere else comes close. ND should have been in a bigger bowl game and the winning results proved that so how is it their fault? Let me know when Boston college wins anything

  100. Had great seats at midfield in the 100s. Relatively nice weather for this time of year. Thought it was going to be a great day. Last time I went to a Pats game I was there on a free ticket from my old college roommate who was a special teamer with Miami, way up in the nosebleeds. Didn’t get to see Brady play because it was the ‘08 season and he was out for the year. And what do you know, the Dolphins broke out their Wildcat offense for the first time that day. Oof…I gotta stop going to games against Miami haha.

    Funny story though, I stormed out in disgust after the Miami game-winner, and I forgot my jacket. Realized it once I was out of the stadium, started to panic because of what I might have left. I was jogging to the parking lot trying to beat the traffic, and humblebrag, I was impressed with my endurance lmao. But anyway, I was checking my pockets for my most important essentials: wallet, phone, car keys. Thankfully all were present. I just pulled my car key enough out of my pocket to identify it, then continued jogging. Beat most of the crowd, got to my car, and now…where’s the key??? I thought I was losing my mind, maybe I didn’t have it and was just imagining the memory of seeing it in my pocket, and it was really in my jacket back in the stadium. So I knew I had a mess on my hands and started backtracking in hopes of either finding the key on the ground, or someone at the stadium being able to get me my jacket. I wasn’t seeing it on the way back towards the stadium and then the real crowd started to come. I stopped and got a sausage because I figured I might be there for a while. After I eat and the crowd thinned a bit, I continued on. I walked past a cop and thought of maybe asking him what I would do in the scenario that I cannot find my key, but decided to just keep going towards the stadium. Then I had a change of heart and I went back to the cop and asked him. He says “what kind of key are you looking for?” I told him a Honda, and miraculously, this guy holds up my car key. Dozens of cops on this probably mile and a half stretch from my car to the stadium, and this was the one who had it. Unfortunately I had to sit in traffic as a result, but I’ll take that every time over losing my keys. So at least something went right today hahaha.

  101. Giants fan here. Ridiculous to hear all the haters/losers out there piling on to the Pats & Brady in a “down” 12-4 year. Deflategate, cheating, blah, blah, blah. The Pats are successful because they play better than EVERYONE else. It’s still a game of strapping up & executing. Have some class. Maybe your team will win a Superbowl this decade (or make the playoffs). Go Gints!

  102. stubborndata says:
    December 29, 2019 at 6:39 pm
    Brady is pliable both in mind and body. Patriots will win the superbowl. Book it. Gods team.

    Fake Patriots fan.

  103. Take Edelman away, and you take Patriot offense away. Everything they do reduces to him being there as safety valve. No Gronk. No Blount. Just Brady and his mini-me doppelganger. Its not enough, especially the current antique vintage on display. Remember when everyone thought Brady was a slow-mover…fifteen years ago? Lol.

  104. Sure… years and years people have said the Patriots are done…

    But it’s never actually felt like it…. it does now. This team isnt special on offense or.defense anymore.

    This feels like the final season of the Cavs latest run… sure, plenty of juice in the regular season’ but it was clear that the tank had run dry.

  105. “So interesting to read all the gleeful and snarky comments from Patriot haters. I honestly think you get more joy out of NE losing than your own team winning. All I can say is if this is the end of the dynasty what a GREAT run it’s been. I have enjoyed all 19-20 years of it and all SIX Super Bowl wins. Thank you New England!!”

    Can you really call it a dynasty when in that time they’ve had three scandals for cheating, refs calling bogus calls (see “illegal touching of the ball” against Miami several years ago that gave them a bogus win). playing in one of the worst divisions in football, and on and on and on.

  106. jkb0162 says:
    December 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm
    @shadywarrior. Cool story bro
    ————————————
    Do you want me to tell it again? I have time.

  107. Enjoyable game!
    Not as good as last year’s “Miami Miracle”, but definitely love the outcome!

  108. shadywarrior,

    If the Pats have lost every game you go to, please attend next week’s wild card game, and every game in 2020, too.

  109. Interesting what with Pats fans comments, as if they are starting to realize their dynasty is just about over. Plus, the Bills should be a good team for a few years anyway. Not sure about Jets (Darnoold good, but Gase? Bwahahahahahahahahahah). All Dolphins need is to get their “next Marino” and stay out of cap hell and use those draft picks. Flores could be the only decent BB protege HC ever…we’ll see…

    Go Ryan Tannehill! Go Titans! (I’ll root for Titans as long as Tanny is their starter…I’m an Aggie Mom)

  110. Nothing like discovering your a FRAUD at the end of the season. Couldn’t happen to a better team.

  111. Belichick and Brady always talked team, not individuals. Late last night I wondered for the first time: did the GOAT talk finally get to them. Did the time and energy put into the 100 best players of all-time finally take the chip off their shoulder. Did the contract situation? Did they finally succumb to what all players succumb to, giving in to the pain, the monotony, and the grind of what it takes to win it all in the NFL?

    There has been an over reaction to the Patriots stumble. One play yesterday goes another way and they win and have the bye. The refs correctly call a play or two that they clearly missed In the KC game and that Pats win that game and are fighting for top seed.

    That small a margin of difference makes me wonder if Bill and Tom finally succumbed to being less than their best. This team has weaknesses but they have won it all with worse.

  112. To me, this was better than the Miami Miracle. Patriots had to win this game and could not. Playing in December, on their home field, and losing to a lot of no names. What a feel good game for a lot of NFL fans. Thank you.

  113. Belichick knocked Miami down a few pegs in the draft order. He’s playing chess while everyone else is learning the rules to checkers.

    LOL

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