1:00 PM ET, December 29, 2002
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- The Patriots leaped for joy, the Dolphins hung their heads -- and then both waited to see if they'd make the playoffs.
The Dolphins' defense didn't play well away from home in November and December. On offense, it's amazing that they didn't continue to give the ball to Ricky Williams today. Whether that was the coach's decision or the quarterback's audible, it was a mistake. But I don't know if it's enough to cost Dave Wannstedt his job. It will be interesting to see what develops.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Adam Vinatieri leaps into the arms of holder Ken Walter after hitting Sunday's game-winning field goal.
Brady threw for more than 200 yards for the first time in four games. ... The Dolphins lost their fifth straight road game and went 2-6 away from home. ... Taylor had no sacks, breaking a streak of eight games with at least one. He led the NFL with 18½ sacks.