Dave Hyde, Sports columnist
A great win to close the season with a run game to explore, but in the end it was an empty day watching the Dolphins head to the season and the Patriots advance to the knockout stages. San Francisco’s win had more consequences as it affected the position of the Dolphins’ first-round draft pick.
Omar Kelly, Dolphin Fighting Expert
Back to back production wins season and first series sweeps through Patriots in 20 years are the main achievements for this franchise. They are page-turning achievements that show Miami’s bleak past is their past. While Miami’s lack of consistency and struggles in offensive behavior have held this team back this season and kept them out of harm’s way, the recovery the Dolphins displayed has been admirable.
David Furones, Dolphins Writer
You have a feeling this will happen as the Dolphins start to string together a few wins after a bad 1-7 start. They’re going to end the season a win without a playoff berth, and that leaves you wondering what could have happened if they had just handled the Jacksonville Jaguars deal in Week 6 or some other opportunity. However, the victory restored well for Miami, to ensure consecutive winning seasons and wipe out the patriots, both are active for the organization that is preparing to enter the season.
Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor
The Dolphins continued to sell their possession against Bill Belichick, but now questions abound about how the quarterback will be handled.
Steve Svekis, Assistant Sports Editor
The pre-season 9-8 prediction comes with deep disappointment over any non-playoff season. Is there still any game that gets Bill Belichick one step further from Don Shula’s all-time record of 347 wins, both of which are a fantastic end to the season.
https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/09/instant-analysis-miami-dolphins-33-new-england-patriots-24/ Miami Dolphins 33, New England Patriots 24 – Twin Cities