If you had the New England Patriots blowing out the Miami Dolphins today to take over the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture, then you were very wrong. The Patriots are in a brutal slugfest for a second straight week, this time against a Dolphins team they should be beating soundly. After all, the Dolphins can’t even kick a field goal properly, so this one should be no contest.
But the Patriots have been struggling all day long with the Dolphins and had been trailing 17-13 for the longest time. But Tom Brady and Julian Edelman corrected that late in the game with a signature touchdown pass and catch that gave the lead back to New England.
A win is a win for the Patriots, as we saw last week with the nail biter against the Cleveland Browns, and the No. 1 seed looks to be theirs. It seems you can beat the Patriots for three and a half quarters, but let up one bit in the fourth quarter and you get burned.