New England 27, Miami 24
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The Patriots started off slow with no points in the first half against the Dolphins. But New England got on track in the second half, led by Tom Brady (who threw for one touchdown and rushed for two others) and Wes Welker (who ended the day with 138 receiving yards). The final score was 27-24 and New England earned a first round bye in the playoffs with the win.