Brady, Patriots beat Dolphins in regular season finale

Miami heading to Pittsburgh for playoffs

Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Dolphins
Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Dolphins

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will be heading to Pittsburgh, after a forgettable finale against the New England Patriots.

The Dolphins headed into Sunday's game with a chance to move up to the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs, with a win and a Chiefs loss to San Diego.

However, Sunday's loss to the Patriots keeps Miami as the No. 6 seed.

New England beat Miami 35-14.

Tom Brady and the Patriots came out on fire.

New England's first drive was 13 plays and 75 yards.

It ended with a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett.

Brady added a second touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Brady hit newly acquired Michael Floyd who scored a 14-yard touchdown.

A pair of Patriots field goals made it 20-0 New England in the second quarter.

Right before the half, Matt Moore hit Jarvis Landry who fought his way in for an 8-yard touchdown.  

New England led 20-7 at the half.

The Dolphins came out with a strong drive in the second half.

Moore connected with Kenny Stills on a touchdown pass.

The Dolphins cut New England's lead to 20-14.

The Patriots responded right away.

Brady hit Julian Edelman who ran 77 yards for a touchdown.

New England took a 27-14 lead.

In the 4th quarter, the Dolphins were driving, but Damien Williams fumbled.

Shea McClellin returned the ball deep into Dolphins territory, killing the Dolphins best chance to get back in the game.

LaGarrett Blount pounded his way into the endzone for a Patriots touchdown.

Patriots 2-point conversion gave New England a 35-14 lead.

New England clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.


About the Author: