Originally written December 31, 2012 on Football Nation:
Sunday's game in Foxborough went just about the way everyone expected, as the New England Patriots shut out the Miami Dolphins 28-0 to put an exclamation point on an interesting season.The game started a little slow, with the Patriots driving twice but putting no points on the board, while the Dolphins stalled on their first two sets of downs.But Tom Brady wasn't about to allow a repeat of recent weeks develop. He calmly and efficiently drove them for their first touchdown of the game, and never looked back.The Dolphins, on the other hand, looked like a team being led by a rookie quarterback, and the pressure was just too much. Any fear of Reggie Bush having a big day were quickly squelched by tough defensive play up front, leaving Tannehill vulnerable to a relentless pass rush.The result: a seven-sack assault by the Patriots (three of those for Justin Francis), an interception and a fumble recovery, and ZERO points allowed.Clearly, the Patriots got everything they wanted fr...
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