BSJ Game Report: Dolphins 27, Patriots 24 – New England blows bye, will play wild-card game

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

FOXBOROUGH — Everything you need to know from the Patriots’ loss to the Dolphins in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:


Patriots blow bye, will play wild-card weekend for first time since 2009: It’s stunning just to type that. In all honesty, I hadn’t even contemplated for one second that the Patriots could be playing in the wild-card round. So I’m just as shocked as you. In all likelihood, it will be the Titans who come to Foxborough next weekend and that, assuming a healthy RB Derrick Henry and WR Adam Humphries, is a bad matchup for the Patriots. Fans will want to root for Pittsburgh, then Oakland.

Patriots defense, Gilmore thrashed by Ryan Fitzpatrick, DeVante Parker: