Dolphins edge Pats, keep playoff hopes alive

Updated: December 15, 2013

Miami, FL ( – Michael Thomas twice kept the Miami Dolphins’
postseason hopes alive and thwarted the New England Patriots’ bid for a fourth
consecutive come-from-behind win.

The safety broke up a would-be touchdown catch before picking off New England
quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone with two seconds remaining to seal a
24-20 win at Sun Life Stadium that currently puts the Dolphins in control of
the final playoff spot in the AFC.

Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes for Miami (8-6), the last erasing
a 20-17 deficit with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter. Tannehill finished with
312 yards on 25-of-37 efficiency in the Dolphins’ third straight win. They
moved a half-game ahead of Baltimore in the battle for the sixth seed. The
Ravens visit Detroit on Monday night.

Brady completed 34-of-55 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns, but the
Patriots (10-4) squandered an opportunity to clinch their fifth straight AFC
East title. New England can still secure a playoff spot with a Ravens loss.