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Game Thread, Updates: Patriots vs. Dolphins

Game thread and updates for the Patriots vs. Dolphins week 13 match-up.

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Stevan Ridley Reaches 1,000 Yards on the Season

For the first time since 2010, the New England Patriots have a 1,000 yard rusher. Stevan Ridley's 71 yards against the Miami Dolphins was good enough to push the second-year back's rushing total of the 1,000 yard mark on the season.


Patriots vs. Dolphins: By the Numbers

Taking a look at a few numbers that stood out from the Patriots' 23-13 win over the Miami Dolphins.


Julian Edelman Injury: Seen in Crutches, Boot

Heading into today, the Patriots were faced with a shortage of depth at wide receiver. Now, they could be completely depleted. Field Yates of ESPN Boston reports:

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was using crutches and wearing a walking boot when he briefly emerged from the locker room after suffering a foot injury in the team's AFC East-clinching victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Edelman left the game in the fourth quarter and was announced as questionable to return due to a foot injury, although it is not clear how severe the injury is. Entering the game, Edelman was questionable to play due to a concussion suffered against the Jets on Thanksgiving.

This is obviously still a situation that is developing, and we'll continue to monitor it. For now, however, it's hard to really put a positive spin on this news.

If Edelman were to miss extended time, it would leave just Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker as the only two "true" receivers on the roster. The Patriots do have options if Edelman is out. Deion Branch, who was likely cut because of a hamstring, could return to the roster if healthy. The team could also opt to sign Donte Stallworth, whom the team cut at the end of the preseason, but had in for a workout last week.


AFC East Champs! Patriots Finish Dolphins 23-13

The Patriots turned in a strong defensive performance, and finished things strong as they clinched their fourth straight division title.


What We Learned From New England's Win in Miami

With New England's 23-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots are now 9-3 on the season and have won the AFC East. Let's take a look at what we learned following the team's huge victory in Miami.


Patriots Struggle, Lead Dolphins 17-10 at Half

The Patriots struggled in the first half, but managed to maintain a 17-10 lead after 30 minutes.

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