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What Happened Here? Week 14, New England Patriots Edition

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We hit the Patriots so hard it may have knocked an asterisk off. Let’s look at the tape.

New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Here’s the gist of our new Phinsider series: we look at game tape as a Miami Dolphins family - and instead of just blindly accepting someone else’s conclusions, we form our own.

Unless you had some morning sex today, I don’t think you are gonna have a better alternative to starting your Friday than a revisiting of the Monday Night Major Massacre of Epic Proportions Where We Left Patriots Body Parts Scattered All Over the Field with a Claymore of Ass Whooping.

OK, so we won by 7 points.

I’m just excited. Don’t judge me. (Too late. I know you’re judging.)

Let’s get to the tape. (Judger.)

Context: 11:01 in the 1st Quarter, 0-0, 4th and 1.

*Cody Parkey is an excellent 50+ yard field goal kicker. We could have tried a 53-yarder. This play reflected an overall aggressive approach to this game plan and I absolutely loved it. We ultimately ended up with a field goal anyway, but I grinned peacefully that we were going down swinging in this game, win, lose, or draw.

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What happened here? Why did this play work?

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Why did this play work?

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  • 82%
    Play action on 4th down. Great play call/design.
    (239 votes)
  • 10%
    High quality pass blocking.
    (29 votes)
  • 6%
    Shut up, SUTTON. Jay Cutler wasn’t hushing the home crowd pre-snap, he was telling you to shut up.
    (20 votes)
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