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The Splash Zone 12/21/20: Dolphins End Patriots Playoff Streak

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.

New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

For the first time since 2008, the Patriots will not be in the playoffs. The Dolphins ended that streak yesterday when they came away with the victory to keep their playoffs alive also. For a team that has struggled to have a consistent running game, the Dolphins backfield had a field day. Salvon Ahmed went for over 100 yards and TD, Matt Breida has 86 yards, and Tua Tagovailoa recorded 2 rushing TD’s also. The Dolphins will travel to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders Saturday and need a win to keep the playoff talk going.

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

Dolphins win Sunday signals end of Belichick/Patriots dynasty | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins beat visiting New England Sunday 22-12, knocking Bill Belichick out of the playoffs after an 11-season run, and continuing Miami’s emergence under rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa.

Patriots at Dolphins

Miami Dolphins beat New England Patriots in statement game: Takeaways
The Miami Dolphins officially eliminated the New England Patriots from the postseason and made an AFC East statement with a win Sunday

Dolphins keep playoff hopes alive behind season-best rushing attack - Miami Dolphins- ESPN
With its postseason hopes hanging in the balance, Miami piles up 250 yards on the ground, eliminating the Patriots from the playoffs.

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