Check out our New England Patriots team grades from their victory in Week 12 over the Miami Dolphins.
The New England Patriots are on a roll and do not look like they will be slowing down anytime soon. The Patriots entered their Week 12 matchup against their AFC East rival Miami Dolphins on fire and they left it in the same way.
New England entered this week’s game riding a six-game winning streak. That winning streak continued as the Patriots defeated the Dolphins 35-17. While that score isn’t very close as it is, this game could have been even more lopsided had the Patriots not made a handful of mistakes.
The Patriots dominated on both sides of the ball. They had nearly double the number of total yards as the Dolphins did offensively despite running only seven more plays than the Dolphins did. The Patriots had 25 first downs compared to only 15 for the Dolphins and also controlled the clock, as the Patriots had the ball for 32:41 compared to 27:19 for the Dolphins.
It was another dominating performance for the Patriots, who did whatever they wanted on both ends of the court. The offense moved with ease and the defense stifled the Dolphins throughout the afternoon.
With the victory, the Patriots record has improved to 9-2 on the season. They have essentially eliminated the Dolphins from division contention with this victory. New England possesses a three-game lead in the AFC East over the Buffalo Bills and is tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers atop the AFC.
Coincidentally, those are the two teams that the Patriots will be playing against in two of the next three weeks, with another game against the Dolphins sandwiched in between.
Before we get to that game, let’s dive deeper into the Week 12 matchup against the Dolphins. Check out our team grades for the Patriots from their blowout victory.