Brady, Patriots beat Dolphins in regular season finale
10:51, Jan 3, 2017
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And while the Steelers are playing well at the end of the season - they're a threat to the Patriots, no doubt - there are still question marks on that team, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is the 19th-ranked quarterback in football this season, per Pro Football Focus.
Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and three scores Sunday to help the Patriots clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs by beating the Miami Dolphins 35-14.
The Dolphins, trailing, 27-14, had their best chance to make things interesting midway through the fourth quarter.
Just once, it'd be great to get Belichick in a completely honest mode. Fourteen wins is a pretty good effort this year. "We all know this isn't an easy place to win". The third-seeded Pittsburgh Steelers are a possibility. Yet, the Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins match-up to end the regular season is the most sought after ticket during the Dolphins 2016 schedule and one of the most expensive in years.
Barring a Miami win over Pittsburgh, the Pats will host the victor of the 4/5 matchup between the Raiders and Texans. With the Dolphins in the red zone attempting to get back within one score, Damien Williams was stripped after a catch at the 13 yard-line. Hitting seven different receivers before sitting the final few minutes of the game, Brady showed yet again why he's the best quarterback in the league.
Miami had cut the deficit to 20-14 midway through the second quarter when, on a third-and-7 play from the Patriots' 23, Brady threw a quick pass over the middle to Edelman. "We still have some work to do. we were going to go for it".
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It probably isn't a good thing if the last line of defense is making the tackle, but Dallas has to love this hit and effort. It left Roberts lying right on his back, and fans in Dallas partying with the Cowboys comfortable ahead at the time, 42-21.
Brady completed 25 of 33 passes and was not intercepted or sacked.
► Miami was run over in the first 30 minutes.
Following another unsuccessful offensive possession for Miami, New England marched right back down the field on a 15-play, 82-yard drive capped off by Gostkowski's 26-yard field goal. In terms of game flow, both running backs LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi would be in line for nice outings - as Blount's team should be leading and running the ball while Miami's offense runs through Ajayi - but neither can be safely trusted to play the full game.
Jordan Howard, the lone bright spot, rushed for 135 yards on 23 carries to break Matt Forte's franchise rookie record and finish with 1,313 yards for the season for Chicago. He ran for 59 yards and finished his breakout season with 1,272. "We're here so much over the course of the offseason and training camp talking about every detail and every play and to try to rush that is tough, but you have no choice at this time of year".
Floyd did a good job in limited action against the Jets, despite finishing the game with just one reception on two targets. Down the stretch the New England Patriots have remained consistent.
POSTSEASON SCHEDULE: The Dolphins were already locked into an AFC wild-card berth, and they'll be the No. 6 seed next weekend when they play at No. 3 Pittsburgh (11-5), the AFC North champion.
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It might not be as surprising as the Cubs breaking a 108-year drought, but the Cubs were the best team in baseball all season. OK, so maybe the Dallas Cowboys didn't exactly ride to the rescue, though Jerry Jones might take credit for it anyway.
Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford is a native Texan who would love to get the win in front of his friends and family. When I was in class, people were asking me to sign stuff and they were taking selfies with me on the way to class.
He and Amir are likely to come out with all guns blazing in the morning to add quick runs and then send Australia in to bat. A drawn series would be enough for them to retain the nameless trophy after winning in the Middle East in 2014 .
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Hearing that, Petersen joked he needs to change the Huskies' practice schedule to include the belt events. With Jones sitting beside him at a news conference, King explained that the victor receives a football.
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Green is not expected to play in the regular-season finale against Baltimore. LaFell has six touchdown receptions this season, one shy of the career high he set with New England in 2014.
San Francisco's season from hell will conclude next Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks travel to Levi's Stadium. "It's disgusting . But numerous young players feel like the game Saturday provided an example that will follow them throughout their careers.
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Anthony Lynn will do his best to change the culture and be hard on his players in his lone week as the team's interim head coach. However, according to the player, it is going to be nothing more than a swansong after 12 seasons with the Jets.
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But for us up here and for us that have been in our little circle in the team, we're not coming to possibly knock off No. 1. On top of history is hype, the unremitting hype about this Crimson Tide being "the best team in college football history".
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