Originally posted on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 12/2/12
When the broadcast of today's game started, CBS showed some mind-boggling stats abou the Patriots history with Miami.   For starters, the Patriots have lost only three roads games in December since 2003, which is pretty crazy in and of itself.  However, more intriguing is the fact that all three of those losses came in Miami.  Also worth noting is that the Patriots have dropped only 15 divisional games since 2001, of which seven were to the Dolphins.  Patriots/Jets always seems to be the marquee divisional matchup, and for legit reasons (Boston vs. New York, Rex Ryan, Mangini, recent playoff history), but if anyone has been a true challenge year in and year out during the Brady/Belichick era, it's the Miami Dolphins.  I'm short on time, so I won't dive into in-depth specifics, but I thought this game told us a lot about who this football team is and how far they've come since the start of the season.  The Patriots were missing some major pieces like Rob Gronkowski, Logan Mankins...
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