The 2010 season came to an unceremonious end for the Miami Dolphins today, as they were defeated 38-7 by the New England Patriots in their Week 17 match-up at Gillette Stadium.
The loss means that the Dolphins finish with a 7-9 record for a second straight season and a late touchdown pass from Tyler Thigpen to Davone Bess is all that stopped the Fins from being shutout for the second time this season.
Starting QB Chad Henne finished his day 6-of-16 for 71 yards, no touchdowns and an interception, while Thigpen ended up 10-of-21 for 169 yards, a TD, and no picks.
On the other side, Tom Brady played into the second half and threw for 199 yards and two TD’s, while backup Brian Hoyer threw for another.
For Miami, the problems were not limited to offense and defense, as the Fins also saw Julian Edelman take a punt 94 yards for a touchdown right before halftime–the longest punt return in Pats’ history and the longest ever allowed by the Fins.
The Patriots now get a week off before hosting a Divisional Playoff game two weekends from now, while the Fins head into a very unsure off-season looking for some answers.
Be sure to tune into The Finsiders radio show tomorrow from 4-7 as we speak to Dolphins players about the end of the 2010 season.
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