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The Splash Zone 12/30/19: Dolphins End The Decade As Winners

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

The season started out rough, but eventually we started to see improvement in a team that was changing players every week. With four minutes left to play yesterday, Ryan Fitzpatrick performed some more Fitzmagic and led the Dolphins on a game winning drive to end the decade with a win. Even with the win, the Dolphins secured a top 5 draft pick (#5) and are set up beautifully for the next two years with a plethora of draft picks.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Dolphins Rally In Fourth Quarter To Beat Patriots, 27-24
The Miami Dolphins defeated the Patriots on the road for the first time since 2008.

Dolphins at Patriots

5 Instant Takeaways: Miami Dolphins shock in upset of New England Patriots - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
The Dolphins’ 2019 season is over. And what a way to finish.

I Said It: Dolphins-Patriots Postgame Reaction
Brian Flores and Dolphins players discussed their Week 17 win over the Patriots.

Heavily favored Patriots let No. 2 seed slip away with loss to Dolphins
With a loss to the Dolphins, who entered the game as a 17-point underdog, the Patriots will not get a first-round bye and will play in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick's Magical Final Drive Defeats Patriots
The veteran quarterback found tight end Mike Gesicki for the game-winning score.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Dolphins at Patriots inactives list: Taco Charlton sits again for Miami - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots are a little over an hour away from their regular-season finale kickoff. Both teams have released their inactive players list for the game.

Are the Patriots Super Bowl contenders again? - The Phinsider
The New England Patriots are headed to the playoffs once again, with a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Can they make it back to the league title game? I asked Bernd Buchmasser, the...

Is Tom Brady in decline? Pats Pulpit gives us an inside look - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins visit the New England Patriots later today to finish the 2019 regular season. This year has been a strange one for the Patriots, who are 12-3 on the year but have never felt like...

Dolphins at Patriots preview: Patrick Chung New England’s x-factor - The Phinsider
The New England Patriots will look to lock up the AFC’s second-seed in the NFL playoffs with a win over the Miami Dolphins this afternoon. The Patriots demolished the Dolphins back in Week 2, but...

Dolphins at Patriots preview: New England’s defense starts with shutting down the pass - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins visit the New England Patriots this afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams. While the game marks the end of the 2019 season for the Dolphins, New England has once...

Dolphins at Patriots final score, immediate reactions, and recap - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots finished their Week 17 season finale showdown, with Miami making up for their 43-0 loss to New England in Miami earlier this season.