Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/2/12
The New England Patriots came into today's game as heavy favorites against their division rival Miami Dolphins. The Patriots have made it a habit of putting a lot of points on the board in their 5 game winning streak, scoring a combines 219 points while giving up only 107. That fact alone spawned the prediction that we would see another blow-out in Miami.But the Dolphins had other ideas; they have been one of the biggest thorns in the Patriots' side in recent years, accounting for nearly half of their losses on the road.The first half was somewhat lopsided, seeing the Patriots do most of the scoring (despite a missed field goal by Stephen Gostkowski in the first quarter)  until the Dolphins managed a sustained drive culminating in a touchdown with only 34 seconds left in the half.The third quarter can best be described as stagnant, as the two teams traded field position, but little else for 15 minutes.The fourth quarter saw the Patriots' 10 point lead suddenly in jeopardy as the Dol...
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