Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/2/12
The Patriots didn’t put on their best performance of the season on Sunday, but it got the job done. And the result was a division title. With a 23-16 win over the Dolphins in Miami, New England locked up their fourth straight division title and their ninth in the last 10 seasons. The win was a big one as it officially locked up a playoff spot for the now 9-3 Patriots — their 10th postseason appearance under Bill Belichick. Players sported their new championship gear in the locker room at Sun Life Stadium after the win, rocking the hats and shirts with some proud smiles and a general feeling of excitement in the atmosphere. Check out special team’s star Matthew Slater wearing the hat and a close-up shot of the gear in the photos below. Photos via Twitter/@MikeReiss and Twitter/@Mary_Paoletti Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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