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New England Patriots team grades vs Miami Dolphins Week 14

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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New England Patriots team grades vs Miami Dolphins Week 14
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 11: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on prior to their game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

. . . SPECIAL TEAMS GRADE. B

The special teams once again did their job for the Patriots. Nothing occurred that changed the course of the game, either negatively or positively. They just got the job done when called upon, doing what they are asked and not much more.

Ryan Allen had a busy evening. He was called upon seven times to punt. He did well, landing three of them inside the 20 yard-line and averaging 47.7 yards per punt. None of his punts resulted in touchbacks, either.

As per the norm, the Patriots punt coverage team was excellent. Jarvis Landry and Jakeem Grant are both explosive return men but didn’t find much room. Landry gained nine yards on his one return and Grant had zero.

The Patriots found some success on their punt returns. Both Danny Amendola and Bernard Reedy returned punts. Amendola gained 21 yards on three attempts while Reedy had 16 on two returns.

Neither team did much on kickoff returns. Dion Lewis averaged only 16.3 yards on his three returns. Perry averaged 16.5 on his two returns for the Dolphins while Grant gained only 14 yards on his one kickoff return attempt.

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Stephen Gostkowski didn’t miss a kick, again. Gostkowski has made 12 consecutive field goals, two of which game Monday night. He made his attempts from 46 and 33 yards.