Associated Press |December 20, 2020, 4:02 PM
MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins’ grinding ground game sent the New England Patriots into full retreat and out of the playoff picture for the first time in 12 years.
But I thought it was the brilliance of Bill Belichick that made the Pats so great. I guess we what the one piece that was truly missing, don’t we.
The Patriots (6-8) will finish at .500 or worse for the first time since 2000, the year they drafted Tom Brady. Their NFL-record run of 11 consecutive playoff appearances will end, and they’ll fall one year short of matching the Dallas Cowboys’ NFL record of 20 consecutive winning seasons.
And will anyone outside of New England pout over this?