Patriots Suffer Heartbreaking loss to Miami Dolphins on Last Play of the Game

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December 9, 2018 – Miami Dolphins Running Back Kenyan Drake outruns Patriot Defenders and scores the game-winning touchdown on the last play of the game.

The New England Patriots suffered a stunning loss in Miami during Week 14, as the Dolphins scored on a last-second, 69-yard, multi-lateral play to grab a 34-33 win and drop the Pats to 9-4. The fire-hot Patriots were coming off a two-game win streak an going into Miami. They were on their way to NFL record 10th straight AFC East division title.

That’s all well and good, but the story here isn’t Drake or the fact that the Dolphins kept their playoff hopes alive with their 7-6 record entering Week 15. The story is the Patriots’ struggles in Miami and how this latest loss could be what keeps them from making a run at a No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

This tough loss at Miami could give the Patriots trouble and problems as the Patriots go on yet another potential playoff and super bowl run. Despite miscues on both defense and offense, such as missed field goals, sacks, and crucial tackles that weren’t made on defense, the Patriots played a phenomenal game as their franchise quarterback, Tom Brady, had one of his best game performances of the season. Brady threw for 358 yards and three touchdown passes in the loss versus the Dolphins.

The Patriots look to bounce back from this surprising loss to the Dolphins. The Patriots head on the road again this time to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. If the Patriots can pull off a crucial Victory over the Steelers, they win their division, and their chances of the playoffs can heavily increase. If they lose, however, this can damage the patriots drastically and their chances of making it far into the playoffs can be quickly banished.