Found December 24, 2011 on Football Nation:
The New England Patriots overcame a 17-point deficit in Week 16 to get a 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins, clenching a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. The Dolphins dominated the first half, getting two touchdowns and a field goal, but tapered off in the second half as the Patriots came back and scored three touchdowns and two field goals. The Dolphins got a third touchdown with a minute and forty-eight seconds left in the game, but couldn’t manage to fill the three-point gap between them and New England before the clock ran out. Tom Brady threw 27 for 46 for a total of 304 yards and one touchdown. (He also rushed nine times for 17 yards and two touchdowns.) Matt Moore threw 17 for 33 for 294 yards and three touchdowns. Reggie Bush led the game in rushing yards with 22 carries for 113 yards, accounting for 98% of Miami’s net rushing yards. New England had seven more rushing yards, however, splitting them up mostly between Steven Ridley and Danny Woodhead. Their passing...

Video of the day: Gronk breaks down Patriots QB Tom Brady’s spike, Deion Branch talks Dolphins

The Patriots play the Dolphins in just a few hours, but let’s take you back to last week for a minute. That’s when QB Tom Brady launched a vicious spike against the Broncos after his TD. Well, TE Rob Gronkowski knows a thing or two about spiking. So while he was at a charity event this week, I asked him to critique it. After that, WR Deion Branch broke down Miami for a few minutes...

Welker Good To Go

Wide receiver Wes Welker is good to go for today's game vs. Miami. Fantasy Spin: Welker was limited in practice by a knee ailment during the week, but was never in jeopardy of missing the game and the stud is fine to plug into fantasy lineups. As a side note, running back Shane Vereen is inactive for New England.

Dolphins defensive line Jared Odrick in on the sack exchange

Jared Odrick posted on his Twitter account Wednesday that he and his Dolphins defensive line mates "made out like...

Miami Dolphins’ Jake Long tears right biceps

Dolphins left tackle Jake Long suffered a torn right biceps during Saturday's game, ESPN first reported Sunday morning. For Long, that likely will end a season that took a toll on him physically.

Patriots rally from 17 back to beat Dolphins, clinch first-round bye

The New England Patriots emphasize playing well for 60 minutes every game. On Saturday, 30 was enough -- barely.

21 Former Players Sue NFL Over Concussions, Accuse League of Concealing Evidence of Brain Damage

MIAMI -- Nearly two dozen former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job. The complaint filed Thursday in Miami follows a similar one in Atlanta earlier this week. It is the latest in a series of recent lawsuits against the NFL by ex-players. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of ex-Miami Dolphins...

New England Patriots Welcome Dolphins, In Pursuit of Home-Field

Well we have made it to week 16 and the 11-3, AFC East champion New England Patriots look to better their chances of home-field advantage in the playoffs.  The Patriots also will be looking to build on their current six-game winning streak when the Miami Dolphins will head into Foxborough.  The 5-9 Dolphins have had an up and down year with the downs out weighing the ups. The Dolphins...

Matt Moore's improvement doesn't change Dolphins' need for elite quarterback

FOXBORO -- The Miami Dolphins believe Matt Moore is a starting-caliber NFL quarterback. That's not my opinion....

Video report:

Each week of the NFL season, Omar Kelly provides a special video preview of the Miami Dolphins’ upcoming game. This week, Omar discusses how daunting a task the Dolphins face in trying to cover the Patriots’ tight end duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. He also talks about punter Brandon Fields, linebacker Cameron Wake, injured tackle Jake Long and wide receiver Brandon...

Dolphins Postgame Quotes

Miami Dolphins head coach Tom Bowles and various players comment on their game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, December 24, 2011.

Patriots, Dolphins still have plenty to play for

The New England Patriots are in the playoffs for the ninth time in 11 years. The Miami Dolphins missed them for the ninth time in 10. Both, though, have a lot at stake on Saturday with the Patriots going for a first-round bye and many Dolphins playing for jobs next season.
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