Eric Frede of "SportsNet Central" has a recap and reaction from the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Dolphins in Miami.
The victory clinched the Pats' 10th AFC East title in the last 12 years and it wasn't easy. New England needed a 16-play, 77-yard drive that ate up about 7 minutes of the fourth quarter to secure the win.
While pleased with another AFC East title, the Patriots are,of course, looking for more. Right now they sit at 9-3 and in the No. 2 spot in the AFC. Coming into Foxborough next Monday night are the AFC's best, the Houston Texans (11-1).
Elsewhere, baseball's hot stove season is heating up with the winter meetings beginning in Nashville, Tenn.
The player who is on everyone's mind is free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton. He's been linked to the Red Sox in several reports.
The Sox have plenty of needs after a 69-win season, and they've got some money to spend, too, after shedding some contracts late last season.