The New England Patriots had already locked up their spot in the playoffs, but tried to carry some momentum into the postseason. Coming off a blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, they traveled to Miami to take on an 8-8 Dolphins team that was eliminated from playoff contention last week.
A win would have helped the Patriots enter the tournament on a positive note, while allowing them to get revenge on a team that already beat them earlier this year. Unfortunately, though, none of it happened.
The Patriots got off to another slow start, falling behind 17-0 in the early second quarter. They did claw their way back into the game and came within three points late in the final period, but eventually failed to make the crucial stop. New England lost 33-24 and now has a 9-13 record at Hard Rock Stadium since Bill Belichick took over in 2000.
You will find all of our Patriots-Dolphins coverage right here, so please make sure to keep this page bookmarked.