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Cutler, Dolphins Stun Patriots In Miami

By: James Jackson

December 12, 2017

Before the start of Monday Night Football, the Patriots were the favorite to beat the Dolphins. However, the Dolphins didn’t get that memo and gave the Patriots a night they won’t soon forget.

The Patriots scored the first touchdown but the rest of the game belonged to the Dolphins. Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler had himself a career night, out playing future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.

Cutler showed the Patriots no mercy throwing for 263 yards, 3 touchdowns, zero interceptions.

Brady had a night he would like forget, throwing for 233 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. “It’s just a bad night. We’ve had a lot of good nights this year and tonight was just a bad night.” Brady said in his postgame press conference.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke to reporters in his postgame press conference.

“They did a better job than we did. We just weren’t really good enough in any area, consistent enough in any area to the win the games.”

Patriots captain Duron Harmon was seen on the sidelines giving his team another speech to try and motivate them. Harmon was credited for giving the Patriots their spark to make the historic comeback in Super Bowl LI.

“I felt like the energy all throughout the week, all throughout the warm-ups, I felt like we were ready to go. Sometimes, it’s that type of day,” Harmon said to the Boston Herald. “We always thought we could fight our way back into it. We were just saying we’ve got to make a play, or not really make a play but stop shooting ourselves in the foot. (There were) a couple times giving up big plays, missing tackles. We felt like a lot of the wounds were self-inflicted.”

The Dolphins snapped multiple streaks the Patriots had before Monday’s game. They snapped the Patriots 14 straight road wins (2nd-longest in NFL history), 8 straight wins (was tied for the longest active streak in NFL with the Steelers) and 423 straight games converting at least one 3rd down (last time the Patriots didn’t convert on 3rd down was in 1991).





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