New England Patriots: Four Takeaways From 41-13 Win Over The Miami Dolphins

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Dec 14, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) carries the ball during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots clinched their 11th division title in 12 years with a dominating 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins yesterday, as they can now completely focus on taking home the number one seed for the playoffs.

The Pats struggled out of the gates in this one, as they were dominated in every aspect of the game throughout the first half. However Tom Brady and company came out fired up to start the third quarter, and blew them out of the water by scoring 27 unanswered points in the second half. Rob Gronkowski was dominant once again, as was the Patriots’ defense, which may very well be the strength of this 2014 squad.

New England has two games remaining, and should win both of them. In fact, if the Patriots take care of business next week against the Jets, and the Bengals take down Denver on Monday night, Bill Belichick’s group will have clinched the number one seed before week 17 rolls around.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, here are my biggest takeaways from yesterday’s win: