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Best of Social Media: Week 17 Patriots vs Dolphins

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January 5, 2017 at 5:00 am ET

Best of Social Media: Week 17 Patriots vs Dolphins(PHOTO: Reinhold Matay - USA TODAY Sports)

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Entering the final week of the 2017 regular season, the New England Patriots needed a win to secure the number one seed in the AFC Playoffs but needed to get past their prior struggles in Miami against the Dolphins, who had won three straight at home against them going back to 2013.

In the first half, it was the Patriots who came out dominating on both sides of the ball as tight end Martellus Bennett scored the first touchdown of the game.

After the Bennett score, wide receiver Michael Floyd found the end zone for the first time as a Patriot and the Patriots found themselves up 14-0 after one quarter of play.

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In the second quarter, kicker Stephen Gostkowski tacked on two field goals to bring the Patriots lead to 20-0 as the time of possession continued to be owned by New England much to the dismay of Ndamukong Suh.

With 28 seconds to go until halftime, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore found Jarvis Landry for a touchdown ending an impressive run by the Patriots defense. 20-7 Patriots at the half.

Getting the ball back to start the third quarter, the Dolphins clawed their way back into the game as Matt Moore found Kenny Stills for another six as it was all of a sudden a six point game.

It didn’t take long for the Patriots to answer, as wide receiver Julian Edelman recorded the longest touchdown pass of his career courtesy of one of the biggest blocks of the season by Michael Floyd.

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27-14 Patriots with 6:41 to go in the third quarter.

The Dolphins tried to respond again, but the Patriots defense had other plans inside the red zone.

Now inside the Dolphins 20 following the return, LeGarrette Blount made them pay with his 18th rushing touchdown of the season.

A two point conversation to Julian Edelman saw the Patriots put the game out of reach at 35-14 with five minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

At the games conclusion, Brady added another record to his resume.

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Tags: Chris Hogan Chris Long Julian Edelman Kenny Stills LeGarrette Blount Martellus Bennett Matt Moore Michael Floyd Ndamukong Suh Shaq Mason Tom Brady Trey Flowers Vincent Valentine

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