Miracle in Miami keeps Miami Dolphins hopes alive in 2018
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins played one of their best offensive games of the year but it took a miracle at Hard Rock Stadium to finish off the New England Patriots.
By now you know the Miami Dolphins beat the Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium extending Ryan Tannehill’s perfect at home record against Tom Brady and the Patriots. But if you don’t know how they won, then read no further. You have to watch it to know. (I have it embedded below).
The Dolphins had the ball down by two with a little over 3:00 minutes remaining but Adam Gase punted the ball back to New England who took the ball to the Miami 10 with under 2:00 minutes to go. After three consecutive runs the Patriots kicked a field goal to take a five point lead.
The Dolphins returned the kick and with 00:07 left on the clock, this.
The lead changed for the final time and the Dolphins beat the Patriots. The win keeps the Miami Dolphins in the playoff chase. Miami is now tied with the Ravens who lost to Kansas City, the Titans who won on Thursday night, the Colts who beat the Texans today, and are awaiting the outcome of the Broncos vs. 49’ers game this afternoon to see if another team will be added to the mix for the 6th seed.
The ending to today’s game is a priceless finish to a game that saw the lead change a total of nine times. Miami not only kept pace with the Patriots offensively but did just enough defensively to keep the Patriots from blowing the game open. It didn’t hurt that Stephen Gostkowski one of the most reliable kickers in NFL history missed a first touchdown extra point and a field goal.
While the Dolphins are not yet in the driver’s seat for the post-season they are most assuredly in the mix for making it to January. With three more games to go, the Dolphins are in a good position but they have to take one game at a time and that next game is in Minnesota.