Dolphins Play Spoiler, Stun Patriots 20-10

The Miami Dolphins faced the New England Patriots with nothing to play for. They pulled out a huge victory as a spoiler to home field advantage.

Looks like the comments made by cornerback Brent Grimes’ wife “Miko Grimes” earlier this week, lit a fire under quarterback Ryan Tannehill.  Miko Grimes twittered that the Dolphins locker room “hated” Tannehill, amongst other things (who is she to say anything about the Dolphins organization in any manner).

Tannehill was on point to his receivers in the second quarter to put the Dolphins up 10-3 in the first half.  After a field goal in the first quarter, Ryan Tannehill found rookie WR DeVante Parker for a touchdown to end the half. For the game, Tannehill went 25 for 38 with 350 total yards and had two passing touchdowns with no interceptions.

What was a penalty-filled first half for the Dolphins, they pulled it together and held the New England Patriots to only three points, which is impressive given all the weapons that they have on offense.

To open the third quarter, the Dolphins defense gave up a 68-yard reception to WR James White.  That play set up the New England Patriots in scoring position where on fourth and two, newly acquired running back Steven Jackson bulldozed himself in for the touchdown to pull the Patriots within one. With the added field goal, the game was tied at ten.

Both teams defensively stepped up their play and the fourth quarter was a tight affair.  Points were tough to get and both defenses made outstanding plays on both offenses.

Wide receiver DeVante Parker had an incredible game.  He had five receptions for 106-yards and a touchdown.  Parker showed that he CAN be and WILL be one of the future players for the Miami Dolphins.  He made stunning plays in double coverage to put the Dolphins into scoring position late in the fourth quarter.  TE Jordan Cameron capped off the series with a touchdown to move Miami into the lead 17-10.

What was a defensive battle to end the game, the Dolphins defense held the Patriots offense to only 20-yards and put up ten fourth quarter points to win the game and stun the Patriots with a 20-10 win.  The win puts Miami at 6-10 for the year.

Now that the season is over for the Miami Dolphins, tomorrow will start an extremely busy and interesting off-season.  With the firing of GM Dennis Hickey, the Dolphins will be looking to fill the GM position quickly and get on to the business at hand with promoting, firing and eventually hiring in the all-important coaching positions.  After that…player personal should be the utmost importance.

Fins Up!!!  Miami Dolphin, fans.  The Year did not go our way to say the least.  Cross your fins and fingers and toes and eyes, and let us hope the Miami Dolphins will get things corrected in the off-season and put the product we know that we have on the field next year.  Fans of this great league, Enjoy the NFL playoffs!!! 

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