The longer the Patriots can stay in Foxboro this postseason, the better. Sunday was their fourth road loss of the season (3-4). They remain unbeaten at Gillette (7-0).
The Patriots golden opportunity to snatch the AFC’s top seed died Sunday at about 3:55 p.m.
But at least it didn’t get worse later in the evening.
Part of Miami’s pregame inspiration Sunday was provided by Pat Riley’s father.
MIAMI GARDENS – Some games you lose. Some games you just get beat.
Sunday, the Patriots got beat by the Dolphins. They didn’t seem to agree.