FOXBOROUGH -- The Dolphins led this game 17-3 at halftime.
And then the collapse.
Miami gave up 17 points and the lead in the third quarter. Ryan Tannehill fumbled for the eighth time this season, losing his fifth and that helped the Patriots tie the game at 17.
by the time it was over, Dolphins were 27-17 losers.
The second half was marred by questionable calls -- such as a phantom pass interference on Jimmy Wilson and a holding on Dimitri Patterson. But the depth of this collapse is beyond poor officiating.
It's poor clutch play.
it's poor defense.
It's poor quarterbacking by Tannehill, who threw a terrible deep pass to Mike Wallace that was intercepted and showed little pocket awareness.
The problems are everywhere.
The Dolphins have lost four in a row now. They play again on Thursday against the Bengals at home. They will be the underdog in that game.
Things might get tougher.