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New England Patriots (10-3)

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@ Buf
W 23-3
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@ Mia
L 20-27
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vs. NYJ
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Patriots want to quickly forget Monday night

(TSX / STATS) -- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The defending champion New England Patriots (10-3) had been cruising toward this Sunday afternoon's trip to Pittsburgh for a showdown with the Steelers (11-2) that will likely decide the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture, simultaneously serving as a rematch of last year's conference title game and a would-be preview of what's in store for this January.

But New England's eight-game winning streak and 14-game road winning streak, second-longest in NFL history dating back to the start of last season, came crashing down in Monday night's ugly 27-20 loss in Miami that really wasn't even as close as the final score suggested.

The Dolphins led wire-to-wire as Tom Brady and Co. lost their fourth game in the last five trips to Miami. Offensively, New England couldn't get anything going on the ground or through the air and went 0-for-11 on third down, the franchise's worst performance in nearly 30 years.

AFC East Division
New England 1030.769
Buffalo 760.538
Miami 670.462
New York 580.385
Full Standings
Pass Yds: T. Brady3865
Pass TDs: T. Brady27
Rush Yds: D. Lewis607
Rush TDs: R. Burkhead4
Rec Yds: B. Cooks924
Rec TDs: R. Gronkowski7
Int: D. Harmon3
Sacks: T. Flowers6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5206 (2)
Passing Yards: 3902 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1472 (15)
Points per game: 28.3 (4)
Yards per game: 400.5 (2)
Touchdowns: 38 (2)
Field Goals: 31 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4870 (29)
Passing Yards: 3525 (30)
Rushing Yards: 1569 (24)
Points per game: 19.2 (5)
Yards per game: 374.6 (29)
Touchdowns: 27 (11)
Field Goals: 16 (1)
Date Player Transactions
12/12 R. Gronkowski suspension lifted
12/6 J. Freeny signed
12/5 J. King pract. squad add
12/4 R. Gronkowski suspended 1 game (NFL Player Rules)
12/2 R. Jean Francois cut
12/2 J. King cut
12/2 G. Grissom active/prac. squad
12/2 B. Reedy active/prac. squad
12/2 M. Hardison pract. squad add
11/28 N. Grigsby active/prac. squad
Date Player Status
12/11 M. Cannon ankle (Out)
12/11 K. Van Noy calf (Out)
12/11 M. Flowers knee (Questionable)
12/11 T. Flowers rib (Out)
12/11 M. Gillislee illness (Out)
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