Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs with ball past Miami Dolphins free safety Reshad Jones (20) defensive end Cameron Wake (91) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (50) in the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots take back lead with Tom Brady TD pass to Julian Edelman (GIF)

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.

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