FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If you wondered how wide the gulf between the Dolphins and a playoff team is, now you know.
The Dolphins are seemingly an ocean apart from the Patriots. And today's 28-0 loss here is proof.
Joe Philbin's team was never really in it. Never really fought. Never really seemed capable of staying with New England.
The Patriots offense dominated in every imaginable category -- first downs, time of possession, passing yards, rushing yards.
The Patriots defense set a team single-game high for the season with six sacks. And after establishing that mark, they added a seventh sack on the very next play.
And not only did Miami get beat but it got beat up.
Richie Incognito (neck), Kevin Burnett (concussion), Anthony Fasano (concussion) and Dimitri Patterson (ankle) all left the game and did not return.
Doesn't matter, however. The Dolphins season is over.