When the New England Patriots need to take care of business the Patriots take care of business. When the Houston Texans lost earlier today, it opened the door for the Patriots win and clinch a first round bye in the AFC playoffs. The Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 28-0.
Tom Brady passed for two touchdowns and Stevan Ridley rushed for two touchdowns.
Next week the Patriots will have the opportunity to rest and get ready to host the second lowest remaining seed in the AFC playoffs in two weeks.
The Patriots finish the season with a 12-4 record and the Dolphins finish 7-9.
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