Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots Tickets
About Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
The Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots both compete in the American Football Conference Eastern Division, or AFC East. They share long rivalry between them that stretches back all the way to the 1960’s.
In recent years, beating the Patriots have been a massive challenge for the Dolphins as the Patriots have dominated the division for well over a decade now. In fact, the Patriots have been on a historic run since 2001 when they won both the AFC East Division crown and the Super Bowl. In the 16 seasons since then, they have won the AFC East division 14 times. In the two seasons that they didn’t win, they still lead the division in wins.
For the Dolphins to gain some ground, the Patriots are the team to beat in the AFC East division. Will 2017 be the year of the Dolphin?
Memorable Match-up’s Between the Dolphins and the Patriots
The Dolphins and the Patriots play each other twice in the regular season. They’ve had a number of memorable moments on the field. Here are a few of them:
The Snowplower Incident
December 12, 1982 – The two teams played through a massive snowstorm and were failing to make any ground. With the game tied at 0-0, Ron Meyer, the Patriots coach, called for a snow plower to clear a patch for John Smith to kick a field goal. This gave the Patriots an unfair advantage, which they utilized to win the game. Dolphins coach Don Shula was furious but despite his protests, the goal was upheld by Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
September 21, 2008 – Desperate to turn their fortunes around, the Dolphins introduced a new offensive strategy against the Patriots known as the Wildcat. This completely threw the Patriots off their game and the Dolphins would end up winning 38-13. Not only did this win give the Dolphins the division crown and a ticket to the playoffs, it also ended the Patriots’ 19-game regular-season winning streak.
A History of their Meetings
The Dolphins have met the New England Patriots on 100 occasions in the regular seasons. Here is how the Miami Dolphins have performed against the New England Patriots.
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In the postseason, the Dolphins have squared off against the Patriots three times, winning once and losing twice. The last time the two met in the postseason was in the 1997 playoffs for the Wild Card round.
Their win-loss percentage against the Patriots in the postseason is 0.333% and they have scored a total of 45 points in these games and allowed 61.
Top Players for the Dolphins and the Patriots
The Dolphins roster has been full of talented football players. The players include Dan Marino, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Larry Csonka, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who led them to three straight Super Bowls in the seventies and linebacker Jason Taylor, who is considered to be one of the best defensive players of all time.
The Patriots have also had many star players in their line-up over the years. Players like Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks of all time and the face of the franchise, John Hannah, one of the best offensive linesman to ever play in the NFL, and Stanley Morgan, the wide receiver who set a number of franchise records. All these players have been crucial to the Patriots’ success.
It’s the Dolphins vs. the Patriots
In the 2017 NFL season, the Dolphins and the Patriots will get ready to face each other again on the field. If you’re a fan of either of these two teams and want to see them play against one another, be sure to check out the Miami Dolphins schedule and the New England Patriots schedule. For Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots tickets, it’s important to get the right seats. Check out the Hard Rock Stadium and Gillette Stadium seating charts to determine which seats you want. When you’re done, you can buy cheap Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots tickets from here.