Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

AFC playoff picture: It’s showdown time

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Steelers rallied back on Sunday night to beat the Ravens, but the Patriots couldn’t do the same in Miami on Monday night. That means the Steelers have clinched a division title while the Patriots still need to put the finishing touches on the AFC

Jarvis Landry on TD celebration: “I’m deflating it”

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Jarvis Landry tried to blame it on Migos. When the Dolphins wide receiver scored his second touchdown in last night’s upset win over the Patriots, his elaborate celebration began with him pushing on the ball while it was on the ground. “I’m taking the air out the ball!” Landry said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Dolphins made Patriots look like just another team. How did that happen?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

How did the Patriots – an 11.5-point favorite that beat Miami by 18 two weeks ago in a game where they handed Miami a touchdown – look like just another team on Monday night? The Dolphins did absolutely nothing to beat themselves. The Patriots had the two turnovers – two underthrown Tom Brady picks directed at Brandin Cooks – and Miami didn't turn it over once.

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part. Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and Miami snapped the New England Patriots' eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The Dolphins (6-7) were 11-point underdogs at home, but they kept the Patriots (10-3) from clinching their ninth consecutive AFC East title - at least for another week.

Devin McCourty: Monday night was ‘not a trap game’

Monday, December 11th, 2017

New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty talks about the Patriots' Week 14 loss.

Cutler, Dolphins snap Patriots’ eight-game win streak

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Jarvis Landry caught two of Cutler's TD throws. After his second touchdown grab, he celebrated by pretending to inflate the football -- perhaps mocking New England quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" issues. Cutler completed 25 of 38 passes for 263 yards.

Tom Brady: Dolphins don’t have a ‘magic potion’ to beat Patriots

Monday, December 11th, 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addresses the media the Patriots' Week 14 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Bill Belichick on whether players were already thinking about Steelers game: ‘Give me a break’

Monday, December 11th, 2017

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media after the Patriots Week 14 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Cutler shines as Brady, Patriots upset by Dolphins

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Jay Cutler outgunned Tom Brady as the Miami Dolphins upset the New England Patriots 27-20 to delay the Super Bowl champions' bid to clinch their divisional title on Monday. Cutler, who was tempted out of an early retirement at the start of the season after quitting the sport, threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns as the Dolphins held on for a deserved win. The Patriots could have wrapped up the AFC East divisional crown with a victory at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.

Patriots play their worst game in a long time, but it really doesn’t matter

Monday, December 11th, 2017

If someone watched their first game of the 2017 NFL season on Monday night, they’d have no doubt the Miami Dolphins were the superior team to the New England Patriots. The Dolphins domination of the Patriots in a 27-20 win was thorough and shocking, but ultimately it doesn’t matter. The way the Patriots looked, with little answer for Jay Cutler on defense and practically nothing from any wide receiver combined with an off night from Tom Brady, there will be overreactions this week.