Dolphins Trounced by Patriots 41-13, Playoff Hopes Look Bleak

The Miami Dolphins fell further in the AFC wild card hunt as they dropped to 7-7 after losing 41-13 to the New England Patriots on Sunday.

The Dolphins kept up with the Patriots early, ending the first quarter only down four points. After that, it was all New England as they went on a 34-10 run to end the game with quarterback Tom Brady throwing for 287 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.  Tight end Rob Gronkowski led the team in receiving with three catches for 96 yards and a TD.

Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who threw for 346 yards with one TD and two interceptions, talked about the team’s downfalls during the game.

“I felt good coming into the half. Came in with a little momentum. They scored to start the half, but I still felt good about our offense. Then we had the third and short, and came up six inches short. Then the next drive we had the pick where Lamar [Miller] got hit in the back, so it was kind of frustrating. Then they’re scoring points and you’re just not going to win.”

Next week, the Dolphins take on the Minnesota Vikings (6-8) at home as they try and salvage any playoff hopes, while the Patriots (11-3) take on the New York Jets (3-11) at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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