Posted December 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
The New England Patriots needed a win to get a playoff bye. They got a rout. Now they get a weekend off to rest and prepare after dominating the Miami Dolphins 28-0 on Sunday and gaining the second seed in the AFC. ''Whoever we're going to face is going to be a good team,'' defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. ''We have to start playing our best game and tonight was a good night to start it.'' Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Stevan Ridley ran for two scores and the defense had a season-high seven sacks. It was quite a turnaround from the previous two games when the Patriots started slowly and lost to the San Francisco 49ers 41-34 before beating the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars 23-16. ''We won 10 of 11 and the only loss was against a pretty good football team where we turned it over four times,'' Brady said. ''So if we don't turn it over four times I like our chances.'' New England (12-4) will be home o...
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