The Miami Dolphins were defeated by the New England Patriots, 23-21, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, as they lose their fifth contest in a row.
Miami entered the game without a number of key contributors who have been dealing with injuries, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, left tackle Terron Armstead, cornerback Xavien Howard and linebacker Bradley Chubb.
Even with these players missing, the Dolphins still had a chance to win against Bill Belichick’s team that hadn’t really proved anything through the first 16 weeks.
Here’s how fans reacted throughout the contest:
Dolphins got incredibly lucky. That’s a fumble
— JimBob⛳️🏌🏼 (@JimBobDadMan) January 1, 2023
Mike McDaniel sucks stupid challenge there
— Frank Fleming (@NjTank99) January 1, 2023
Let's be clear Noah would be cut last year if it wasn't for Chris Grier trying to save face on a bust
— EVK (@FIRSTROUNDPlCK) January 1, 2023
I know Tyreek back hurt carrying us this year lol
— zman 😵💫 (@ZachStecker13) January 1, 2023
Dolphins defensive injuries off the charts at this stage.
— Dave… (@dctwittwoo) January 1, 2023
Nothing is more fun to watch then when Elandon Roberts gets a full sprint right up the middle and absolutely blows up a play
— Nikö (@dimambro26) January 1, 2023
Bridgewater is barely a back up quarterback and Sanders needs some kicker’s counseling. 🙄
— Ed O'Donnell (@Ed_ODonnell99) January 1, 2023
THOMAS MORSTEAD DIME🔥
— King of Phinland🐬👑 (@KingOfPhinland) January 1, 2023
Nice Boyer, gave pats different look on 3rd and 6 to start the half .
— Jhon (@FIUJM) January 1, 2023
For those who couldn't see: Right before Teddy Bridgewater uncorked it, Tyreek Hill called for the ball. He pointed deep — then immediately stopped his route.
That's how the miscommunication happened.
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) January 1, 2023
Nice play Teddy!! Touchdown Mostert!!!
— Christian Johnson (@CristianStephon) January 1, 2023
Teddy Bridgewater with about the most predictable pick-6 you'll ever see.
— Aaron Katzker (@AarontheBrain) January 1, 2023
If we lose I blame tyreek
— Reice Stark (@Exiled_axe) January 1, 2023
Tyreek hill turning into Ted ginn…
— 8-9 (@Finspls) January 1, 2023
Skylar Thompson is humiliating himself humiliating the franchise. Doubt the team cares tho.
— Jordan J MacGeever (@j_macgeever) January 1, 2023
Touchdown Patriots, 1-yd pas to Meyers.
Complete breakdown from the Dolphins defense, no reason why Duke Riley should have been in coverage there
— Daniel Oyefusi (@DanielOyefusi) January 1, 2023
If no one else got me, I know Zach Sieler got me
— Zach Sieler Truther (@JMoneyKnowsBall) January 1, 2023