Pats sink Fins, clinch 4th straight AFC East title
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 2, 2012
Brady stuck with short throws for much of the afternoon and was content to hand off during a clock-consuming drive in the fourth quarter that helped the Patriots beat Miami 23-16 to clinch their fourth consecutive division title. The high-scoring New England Patriots went conservative Sunday, and the approach paid off with another AFC East championship. That put them up two scores with 75 seconds left in the game and the Dolphins’ gambit of kicking a field goal before recovering an onside kick didn’t make it.
It wasn’t the prettiest Patriots performance that you’ll ever see, but the result was still pretty good for the Patriots. They wrapped up the AFC East with a 23-16 win over the Dolphins that featured almost no offensive fireworks in the second half. T