Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East on
Sunday. It was far from easy, however.
Tom Brady's rhythm was disrupted by a spirited Miami defense, but the Patriots
capitalized on several miscues on their way to a 23-16 victory at Sun Life
Brady was 24-of-40 for 238 yards with one touchdown pass to Wes Welker and a
Stevan Ridley scored on a short touchdown run and picked up critical yards on
a fourth-quarter drive to help New England (9-3) prevail and capture the
division crown for the 10th time in 12 years.
Welker had 103 yards on 12 grabs, tying Jerry Rice's NFL record for most games
with 10-plus receptions at 17.
Rookie Ryan Tannehill completed 13-of-29 passes and finished with 186 yards
for the Dolphins (5-7).
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