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  • Tiffany Rigby

Miami's defense holds off Patriots late 17-16

With the Miami Dolphins just barely holding on to a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter and

the New England Patriots in the red zone, the team managed to win the game on a defensive stand.

The Patriots took a 10-7 lead toward the end of the first half with a 7 yard touchdown pass from

Jones to wide receiver Nelson Agholor. The score came two plays after a controversial third

down penalty where linebacker Elandon Roberts was flagged for roughing the passer. After

shedding a block from a Patriots running back, Roberts appeared to stumble into Jones’ knees.

The Dolphins rushed for just 74 yards on 23 carries but got efficient runs on the final drive,

including a third down quarterback sneak from backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, to keep the

ball and seal the win.

Tagovailoa completed 16 of 27 passes for 202 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

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