• Patriots can get bye with win over Miami

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Dec 31, 2012
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Recap: Patriots clinch bye week with win over hapless Dolphins

      The afternoon game of the Texans and Colts was a game the Patriots were very interested in because if the Texans lost New England would clinch a much needed bye week in the playoffs along with a win over the Dolphins. The Colts and Andrew Luck helped ou…
    • Patriots wrap up bye with shutout of Dolphins

      The Patriots weren’t happy with their level of performance in last week’s win over a team from Florida already out of playoff contention so they brought a bit more to the field with them against the Dolphins this Sunday. New England clicked in all pha
    • Patriots cruising toward first round bye

      The Patriots guarantee themselves a week off with a victory over the Dolphins on Sunday and they are halfway to that bye. They lead the Dolphins 21-0 at halftime in Foxborough, a score that’s reflective of how just about everything has gone the Patriots
  • Brady, Pats blank Dolphins to earn playoff bye

    Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots regained their dominance after a rare slump, earning a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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  • Patriots blow out Dolphins 28-0

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If you wondered how wide the gulf between the Dolphins and a playoff team is, now you know. The Dolphins are seemingly an ocean apart from the Patriots. And today's 28-0 loss here is proof. Joe Philbin's team was never really in it.…
    • Rapid Reaction: Patriots 28, Dolphins 0

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rapid reaction from the Patriots’ 28-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium: What it means: The day couldn’t have worked out much better for the Patriots. With the Patriots beating the Dolphins, and the Texans losin
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  • Four things we learned from Week 17

    1. Patriots improved chances for deep playoff run The Patriots needed some good fortune and a good performance Sunday to land a first-round bye. Both things happened, and as a result New England will skip the wild-card round. The Indianapolis Colts beat…
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  • 49ers doing their part in push for bye

    The 49ers are doing what we all expected them to do, and they’re close to earning a much-needed bye week in the process. They’ve pulled out to a 24-6 lead in the fourth quarter, leaving them pulling for the Vikings. If Minnesota holds on to beat Green
  • Patriots lead Dolphins 7-0

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Partiots have been churning yards and moving the chains but it wasn't until Ryan Tannehill threw an interception to open the door that they got on the scoreboard. Ryan Tannehill threw his first interception in 136 passes (four g…

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