MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Jason Taylor #99 of the Miami Dolphins after a game at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dolphins Vs. Patriots: Miami Blows 17-Point Lead, Loses 27-24 To New England

The Miami Dolphins head up to New England to take on the Patriots in the hopes to spoil the Patriots hunt for the No. 1 AFC seed.

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Dolphins Vs. Patriots, Final Score: New England Overcomes 17-0 Deficit in 27-24 Win Over Miami

The New England Patriots (12-3) fell behind 17-0 at halftime of their Week 16 matchup with the Miami Dolphins (5-10) only to storm back and score 27 of the game's final 34 points in a 27-24 come-from-behind win at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. It was New England's seventh straight win.

Miami jumped on the Patriots early, with Matt Moore burning the suspect New England secondary for two first half touchdown passes. The Dolphins held Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in check, as the New England signal caller completed just 7 of 19 passes for 87 yards and was sacked three times.

Brady and the Patriots offense erupted, however, in the second half. He completed 20 of 27 passes for 217 yards, finishing the game 27 for 46 for 304 yards.

Reggie Bush was stellar again for the Dolphins, gaining over 100 yards on the ground for a fourth straight game. He finished the day with 113 yards on 22 carries.

For more on the Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider, SB Nation's Dolphins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots blog.

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Dolphins Vs. Patriots Score Update: New England Rallys Back To Tie Game 17 All

The Miami Dolphins had the New England Patriots right where they wanted them to pull the upset, leading 17-0 entering halftime. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, the Patriots still do have Tom Brady. Brady lead the Patriots to score 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to tie the game at 17 all.

The third quarter rally began with a 45-yard field goal to cut the lead 17-3, and then Tom Brady went to work. Brady capped off a scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Deion Branch. Brady then took the Patriots right down the football field again, this time scoring with his legs from 1-yard out to tie the game. Since the second half, the Dolphins offense has become stagnant and they're letting the Patriots right back in the game.

For more on the Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider, SB Nation's Dolphins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots blog.

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Dolphins Vs. Patriots Score Update: Miami Takes 17-0 Lead To Halftime

The Miami Dolphins have seen a resurgence since quarterback Matt Moore has been inserted into the line up. Early on, the Dolphins were able to take a 3-0 lead over the New England Patriots in the first quarter. In the second quarter however, the Dolphins offense put it in another gear and scored 14 points to put it on the Pats.

Early in the second quarter, Moore was able to connect with wide receiver Brandon Marshall to cap off a scoring drive for a 19-yard touchdown, increasing the Dolphins lead to 10-0. Later on in the second quarter, Moore connected on his second touchdown pass, this time to fullback/tight end Charles Clay from 1-yard out.

The Dolphins defense has put the pressure on Tom Brady, who's dealing with an injury ravaged offensive line. At halftime, Brady was just 10 of 24 on his passes for only 128 yards. Meanwhile, Matt Moore was over 200 yards passing with two touchdowns.

For more on the Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider, SB Nation's Dolphins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots blog.

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NFL Lines And Odds: Miami Dolphins Heavy Underdogs Against New England Patriots

The Miami Dolphins (5-9) visit the AFC-leading New England Patriots (11-3) in an AFC East showdown on Saturday, and do so as heavy underdogs. According to SB Nation partner OddsShark, most sportsbooks list the Fins as nine-point underdogs or worse. The over-under is 48.5 points at most sportsbooks.

In the first meeting between the teams in the 2011 season, which took place in Week 1, the Patriots pulled away in the second half to cruise to a 38-24 win. The Dolphins drew first blood in the third quarter with a Chad Henne touchdown pass to Brian Hartline, which tied the score at 14, and Dan Carpenter answered a Patriots touchdown with a field goal to bring Miami to within four points at 21-17. New England then scored 17 unanswered points, including a 99-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Wes Welker, to seal the victory.

Miami went on to lose its first seven games, but has won five of its last seven.

For more on the Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider, SB Nation's Dolphins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots blog.

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New England Patriots Injury Report, Week 16: Sebastian Vollmer Limited In Practice

The New England Patriots took the practice field to get ready to host the Miami Dolphins with a slew of players on their injury report. Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer missed practice with a foot injury, as did running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (knee), and running back Danny Woodhead (abdomen). Tight end Aaron Hernandez also missed practice with an illness.

As the Patriots are won't to do, there are about twenty players listed on their injury report listed as limited. Here are the players listed on the report:

CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), S Patrick Chung (foot), WR Deion Branch (groin), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vareen (knee), WR Julian Edelman (back), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), OC Ryan Wendell (calf), OG Brian Waters (ankle), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), OG Dan Connolly (goin)

The serious of all of these injuries still remain to be seen.

For more on the Dolphins, be sure to check out The Phinsider, SB Nation's Miami Dolphins blog. For more on the New England Patriots, visit Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots blog.

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Miami Dolphins Injury Report, Week 16: Brandon Marshall Misses Practice

The Miami Dolphins hit the practice field today to get ready for their match up with the New England Patriots in Foxboro. The Dolphins are coming off a win over the Buffalo Bills, but they suffered a few injuries in the game. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall missed practice dealing with a knee injury. Tight end Anthony Fasano also missed practice, dealing with a head injury.

Franchise left tackle Jake Long was limited in practice, still dealing with issues with his back. The Dolphins will need Long to be able to go against the Patriots. Cornerback Will Allen was also listed on the injury report with a wrist injury, but he practiced in full and is expected to be available against New England.

For more on the Dolphins, be sure to check out The Phinsider, SB Nation's Miami Dolphins blog. For more on the New England Patriots, visit Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots blog.

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Dolphins Injuries: Koa Misi Placed On Injured Reserve

Miami also signs quarterback Pat Devlin off the practice squad.

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