Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NE 453
    • 378 MIA
  • Turnovers

    • NE 1
    • 1 MIA
  • Possession

    NE MIA
    28:39 31:21
  • 1st Downs

    • NE 29
    • 20 MIA

Game Information

Hard Rock Stadium
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Miami, FL 33056
  • Line: NE -3.5
Attendance: 71,863
100%
Capacity: 65,326
Referees: Tony Corrente
12/16/2013 Associated Press

Dolphins foil Brady's comeback bid, top Pats

Tom Brady's latest comeback bid came up short, and the Miami Dolphins helped their playoff chances with a 24-20 breakthrough victory Sunday over the AFC East-leading New England Patriots.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Patriots3701020
Dolphins0731424
first QuarterNEMIA
FG
3:57
Stephen Gostkowski 22 Yard Field Goal is Good
16 plays, 83 yards, 7:13
30
second QuarterNEMIA
TD
1:45
Michael Hoomanawanui 13 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
7 plays, 69 yards, 1:57
90
XP
1:38
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
7 plays, 69 yards, 1:57
100
TD
0:40
Mike Wallace 39 Yard Pass From Ryan Tannehill
8 plays, 82 yards, 1:06
106
XP
0:32
Caleb Sturgis Kick is Good
8 plays, 82 yards, 1:06
107
third QuarterNEMIA
FG
7:34
Caleb Sturgis 32 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 47 yards, 3:43
1010
fourth QuarterNEMIA
TD
15:00
Daniel Thomas 2 Yard Pass From Ryan Tannehill
10 plays, 62 yards, 5:11
1017
XP
14:54
Caleb Sturgis Kick is Good
10 plays, 62 yards, 5:11
1017
FG
7:49
Stephen Gostkowski 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
15 plays, 67 yards, 7:09
1317
TD
4:14
Julian Edelman 24 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
6 plays, 73 yards, 2:36
1917
XP
4:07
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
6 plays, 73 yards, 2:36
2017
TD
1:21
Marcus Thigpen 14 Yard Pass From Ryan Tannehill
9 plays, 60 yards, 2:52
2023
XP
1:15
Caleb Sturgis Kick is Good
9 plays, 60 yards, 2:52
2024

Research Notes

  • Ryan Tannehill's Total QBR was 82.2 against the Patriots, his first game above 70.0 this season. Tannehill was 0-3 in his first 3 career games against the Pats with a 22.2 Total QBR. Tannehill has 4 straight games with a Total QBR above 60.0, the longest streak of his career.

  • The Dolphins win over the Patriots today was their first since 2009.

  • The Patriots have lost 2 divisional games this season in which they held a 10-point lead (lost at Jets in Week 7 after leading 21-10)...They were 39-1 against the AFC East in games they led by 10 with Tom Brady as their starter entering this season.

  • Three of the Patriots' final four plays were passes into the end zone. The three receivers targeted on those plays(Danny Amendola- defended, Julian Edelman- overthrown and Austin Collie- intercepted) have an average height of 5-foot-11, with bigger targets Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins inactive. There was a Gronk-sized hole in New England's offense in that area of the field Sunday.

  • Ryan Tannehill was excellent throwing downfield on Sunday, completing 12-of-18 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield. Entering Sunday, only Carson Palmer had more interceptions on those throws than Ryan Tannehill.Tannehill was 4-of-7 for 90 yards and a touchdown targeting Mike Wallace on those throws. Wallace's four catches on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield is a season high.

  • The Patriots are just 3-4 on the road this season after Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, compared to 7-0 at home.

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