Dolphins get dominant effort from defensive line in win over Patriots
15 December, 2017, 06:26
For that to happen, New England hoped to knock off the Miami Dolphins on Mondaynight. At 6-7, the Dolphins now have a slight chance to reach the postseason for the second straight year.
"This was a bad night", the star quarterback said.
"Didn't we win a year ago?"
Brady went 24 for 43 for 233 yards and one touchdown. Miami was a superior team and the Patriots were EXPOSED. New England was 0 for 11 on third down. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was particularly hard to block, posting one sack and two QB hits. "I think we did a pretty good job of it".
Along with almost averaging five yards a carry - 4.6 average - Drake brought in two catches for first downs, with one being a 47-yard grab from Cutler.
New England coach Bill Belichick, asked by a Miami reporter about the Dolphins' recent success here, seemed more irritated than usual.
"This gives us a boost", Cutler said. "Winning is what keeps you in this game. The locker room after a game, there's nothing like it". The Dolphins are still a longer shot to qualify, but them doing so would mark the franchise's first time securing back-to-back postseason berths since the 2000 and 2001 seasons.
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With a loss, things get even more concerning because New England is at risk of losing out on a potential bye that would be needed if Brady is just a little sore. His team snapped the Patriots' 14-game road winning streak, second-best ever behind San Francisco's 18 in a row from 1988-90. Butler was left in single coverage a lot and did not stand up well against Jakeem Grant, who caught a touchdown pass over him in the end zone. "Adam was dialing it up well".
In addition, tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder) and wide receivers Julian Edelman (knee) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) are all out. To paraphrase Dennis Green, he is who the Patriots thought he would be. He also was intercepted twice - both by cornerback Xavien Howard.
Cutler outplayed Tom Brady, who threw two interceptions and lost in Miami for the ninth time in sixteen games.
The temperature was 55 degrees at kickoff frosty by Miami standards and the Patriots were sluggish from the outset.
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