Miami Dolphins Get Fat Lady Serenade In New England


The Miami Dolphins were serenaded by the fat lady today as they were routed by the New England Patriots. The loss effectively has put an end to the Miami Dolphins season and puts the team in shape to finish no better than 9-7 if they win out. If the team can indeed win out, something not guaranteed, the team will have improved each year under Joe Philbin by one game, finishing 7-9, 8-8, and now 9-7. That of course is a big if.

For the 2nd week in a row the Dolphins started off hot keeping Tom Brady in check but still surrendering 14 points. The offense fought back against the mistakes to make it a 14-13 half time deficit. For the 2nd week in a row the Dolphins fell apart in the 2nd half. I won’t bore you with statistics but it was ugly.

Two dropped passes could have gone for touchdowns, one would have been as Damien Williams dropped a perfect deep pass from Tannehill at the end zone line. That is enough to say how the day went for Miami.

Despite the fact that Miami seemed to be in control of everything but the actual score in the first half, the team couldn’t put anything more than field goals on the board for most of the first half but a great pass deep by Tannehill to Mike Wallace ended their last half possession with a touchdown after it was reviewed and overturned from the on-field call of incomplete.

It seemed the momentum was Miami’s. The 2nd half showcased the lack of creativity by the team as there appeared to be no half-time adjustments while New England came out and looked as though they had a microphone in the Dolphins locker room. The reality was the Dolphins simply couldn’t keep up the fight, momentum, or with the Patriots at all. As the clock ticked away in the 3rd period the Patriots controlled both sides of the ball the rest of the game to win 41-13.

The questions for Miami now are numerous but they are also questions that only Stephen Ross can answer. Most of the media and the fans will be talking about the future of Joe Philbin and whether or not he will be coaching his last two games as the Dolphins head coach. One thing is for certain, something needs to change this off-season as the Dolphins are too talented of a team to see this happen each and every week.