Miami Dolphins beat Patriots on miracle final play

Miami Dolphins beat Patriots on miracle final play

Miami Dolphins beat Patriots on miracle final play

Brady's young daughter offered an explanation. "I mean honestly, I'm sitting before you all, and I still don't believe it", Drake said.

Especially at the end.

"Coach Belichick outsmarted himself having Rob Gronkowski on the field for a 70-yard Hail Mary and keeping his best defensive player on the sidelines, Devin McCourty", Rodney Harrison said on Football Night in America. "But these guys stuck with it, especially this year, and they executed that one for sure". The Dolphins score, the last of nine lead changes, prevented the Patriots from clinching the AFC East at least for one week.

Gronkowski's postgame reaction on the loss: "It sucked". It was a salute to guard Ted Larsen, who made a key block on the play to leave just one defender between Drake and the end zone: Gronk. With the Patriots offense clicking, the game should've been put away late in the second quarter.

The Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski missed an extra point for the first time in 38 tries this season early in the game, and also missed a 42-yard field goal try.

Sunday's "Miami Miracle" is now immortalized with 8-bit graphics.

Brady threw for 358 yards and three scores, but the stunned Patriots (9-4) lost in Miami for the fifth time in their past six visits.


For as much as anyone hates to admit it the Patriots did more to stop themselves than the Dolphins did to win.

Drake says it is something the Dolphins work on, but not regularly. "We've got one last home game".

The most glaring failure came at the end of the first half.

"It kinda shocked me, like, 'It's Gronk!'" Drake said. "It was just me and Gronk".

The Chiefs defence forced a turnover but Harrison Butker missed from 43 yards with a potential game-winning field goal. Instead, Miami returned the ensuing kickoff to the 31 - and on the next play pulled off a miracle.

But chaos ensued as Kenny Stills caught a pass from Ryan Tannehill before pitching it to DeVante Parker, who then in turn lateraled to running back Kenyan Drake.

The 6-foot-6 Gronkowski was part of the last line of defense in anticipation of a desperation pass, Belichick said.

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