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New ballgame: Pats-Dolphins tied at 17 going to 4th quarter

FOXBORO, Mass. -- It could have been 24-3 had Clyde Gates not gotten tackled by kicker Stephen Gostowski in the third quarter.

But he was. And he didn't get the TD. And the Patriots made their comeback, fueled in part by a Matt Moore fumble that led to a TD.

The game is tied 17-17 after Miami led 17-0 at halftime.

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this is crazy. no onsides? put the statistical chart away, unless it is adjusted for tom brady.

Actually, a loss really does benefit us more than a win, stange but true.

BARRING TURNOVER, THIS IS A LOSS.

Whose call was that?

Just hate to be associated with collapsing.

TIME FOR JT TO RETIRE WITH LOVE ......

OK, I'm done

morons in charge don't understand how to coach a game.

VT

Belicheck made adjustments and his O and D improved. Bowles did not know how to make adjustments and his O and D collapsed. Blame it all on Moore...but do you really want another idiot HC?

yup Merry Christmas...Better draft choice...Big F deal

..What are the better odds??? an onside kick, or Brady getting a first down..I hope I eat my words here..But come on.

FINAL SCORE WILL MAKE THIS GAME LOOK CLOSE. BUT WE ALL KNOW THATS FAR FROM THE TRUTH.

WE JUST SNUCK IN ONE HELLUVA 1ST HALF TEASE!

F*ck.... Merry Xmas fans and let's hope for a GREAT 2012!

Bowles is playing awful defense. His fault.

GUYS...THE PATS LET THE DOLPHINS SCORE 17 POINTS TO MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT.........

has anyone seen bowles actually speak on the sidelines?

That is what a franchise QB looks like, damn Brady is good,

ARMANDO,

MAYBE THAT SHOULD BE TITLE TO YOUR NEXT BLOG:

"ONE HELLUVA FIRST HALF TEASE"!

What made them think they could stop Brady now when they hadn't done it the whole 2nd half?

(( BRADY IS THE BEST QB ON EARTH ))//////////.....................

ALOCO,

WE WERE UP 17-0 HALFTIME. THE PATS SCORED 27 STRAIGHT UNANSWERED 2ND HALF POINTS, NOT 17. LOL

BRADY IS A BOSTON NATIVE ,NOT LIKE THESE RED NECKS ,,,,,,

Bowles sucks

All kidding aside, Bowles blew it by not going for the onside kick. It doesn't make any sense to give the ball to a team that has scored 24 points on you in one half. Bad COACHING.

Bowles=Shannon-cigar Indian

..Alright. Well it looks like Bowles is from the Sparano keep it close to the vest style of losing football..You have to onside right there..You have to. It is real easy for me to second guess him now..But the defense hadn't stopped Brady the whole second half..What were the odds we would stop him from getting a first down?? Poor coaching.

Anyway..A merry Christmas to everyone. Thank you Armando for another year of the best Dolphin forum on the web..I hope everyone has a great, and safe Christmas Day..Even you Tim.

Good teams don't allow others to score 27 unanswered points. They couldn't stop them all of the 2nd half and you kick to them instead of the on side? What did you think they were going to do? This is the Pats we are talking about not the Dolphins, they continue to move the ball instead of sitting on a lead till there is no doubt the game is over unlike what the Dolphins do over and over and over. Not surprised, but damn I hate losing to the Pats or Jets

jelly Bean - NEs adjustments did not cause 2 Moore funbled snaps or a terrible underthrow, sorry. Moore played terribly in the second half - there is no dening that. As far as the coach, too many mistakes on the field to know.

YOU SIMPLY CAN'T FUMBLE SNAPS AND LOSE THE BALL ON YOUR 20 YARD LINE.

how do you not cover welker there???!!!

It's not Moore's fault that the OL seems to run out of steam late in games.
...nor that the pass coverage SUCKS when the pash rush is stopped.
...nor that his primary receiver leads the league in dropped passes.
...nor that his rookie center loses the snap count.
Is Moore our future QB? I dunno. But I do know that the guy gets a lot of crap for things that aren't his fault.

VT you can remain in denial for as long as you like. I'll bet you were a Sparano fan too for 4 years.

Apparently Sporono is not the only morono around here.

OSCAR...THE DOLPHINS HAD A GOOD GAME VS THE BEST QB ON EARTH ..................

BE HAPPY WITH THE LOSS FOR DRAFT REASONS..

Didn't the Fins go 6-10 one year when Marino was starting? So how is this all Matt Moore's fault?

Agree ALoco, just saying Bowles won't be around here next year.

Brian Bilick was right about Matt Moore ....he can't make a throw in the cluth..Matt has thrown for over 100yards in the Ist quarter a couple times this year..then when the D adjusts he goes in the tank...He's just a backup that's why.Also Todd Bowles looks like a corpse in the sideline no emotion what soever.This a pure gift by the Dolphins..They clearly turned it off..What's up with Vontae always leaving games and showing no effort some times in coverage..Also Odrick is a role player guys nothing much but that..We need to trade the whole draft 4 Luck,,i wouldn't mind trading Jake Long he seems 2 be breaking down.

I hate to b an optimist but there were at 4 more games that we should've won this year. Matt moore has done a good enuf job to b kept around for next year bc outside of luck and rg3 there r no qbs worth drafting in the first round. Also of the free agent qbs suck with kyle Orton being the best 1 out there. We need to shore up the defense especially in the secondary. Draft a big time safety don't reach on a qb just bc u want 1.

Jelly Bean - no, I was not a Sparano fan for 4 years (I will admit, maybe the first one when the won the Division). I also think Moore has been pretty well, but this game he lost - period. Could the defense have stepped up and saved his as_, yes but you can't always ask someone else to bail you out.

WES WELKER........ 132 YARDS.........12 RECAPTIONS ...............

The key play was when Gates was triped up ..if not it would have been 24-0...A GAME OF INCHES.

"It's not Moore's fault that the OL seems to run out of steam late in games. ...nor that the pass coverage SUCKS when the pash rush is stopped. ...nor that his primary receiver leads the league in dropped passes. ..." - Agreed. Matter of fact I don't think the biggest problem this year was our QB play. Both are mediocore, but the defense really shows up small against good teams.

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