Dolphins foil comeback bid, beat Patriots 24-20
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.
A fourth-down pass from Brady was intercepted by reserve safety
Michael Thomas in the end zone with 2 seconds left, and Miami held
on to win.
The Patriots had mounted second-half rallies to win their past
three games, and Brady moved them from their own 20 with 1:15
remaining to the Miami 14. But he threw three consecutive
incompletions before Thomas sealed the third consecutive victory
for the Dolphins (8-6), who improved to 5-2 since tackle Jonathan
Martin left the team in a bullying scandal.
Miami snapped a streak of seven consecutive losses against the
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