Dolphins vs. Patriots | Sun., Dec. 15, 2013.

  • Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields practices kicking before the team’s game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews is tackled after a reception by New England Patriots defender Dane Fletcher in the first quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins cheerleaders perform as the team plays the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill rolls on his back after being sacked by New England Patriots lineman Chandler Jones in the first quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis watches as New England Patriots defender Nate Ebner prepares to recover a fumbled field goal attempt in the second quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defender Philip Wheeler fails to prevent a touchdown by New England Patriots receiver Michael Hoomanawanui in the second quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defender Philip Wheeler tackles New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola in the second quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes tackles New England Patriots receiver Josh Boyce in the second quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins cheerleaders perform as the team plays the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins running back Marcus Thigpen reaches for the goal line as he scores a fourth-quarter touchdown as New England Patriots defender Dont'a Hightower fails to stop him at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins lineman Mike Pouncey celebrates with fans after a fourth-quarter touchdown by Marcus Thigpen against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • A Miami Dolphins fan shows the ball receiver Mike Wallace gave him after a thrid-quarter touchdown by Wallace as the team plays the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline is hit by New England Patriots defender Devin McCourty after a reception in the third quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defender Michael Thomas pushes the ball out of the hands of New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola on the Patriots’ final drive at the end of the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill lays on his back as New England Patriots defender Sealver Siliga celebrates his sack in the third quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defender Michael Thomas leaps into the air after stopping New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola on the Patriots final drive at end of the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady gives signals near the end of the fourth quarter of his team’s game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas celebrates after intercepting a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas intercepts a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas is covered by teammates Chris Clemons and Jelani Jenkins after Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas is covered by teammates Chris Clemons and Jelani Jenkins after Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas is covered by teammates Chris Clemons and Jelani Jenkins after Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas celebrates after Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas celebrates after Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intended for receiver Austin Collie in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their game to help the Dolphins win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Cameron Wake hits New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013. Charles Trainor Jr / Staff Photo

  • Lamar Miller tries to avoid a tackle by New England Patriots defender Alfonso Dennard in the third quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Tom Brady attempts a pass in the second quarter as the Miami Dolphins play the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Cameron Wake celebrates his sack of Tom Brady in the third quarter as the Miami Dolphins play the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins receiver Jimmy Grimes stops New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman in the second quarter as the Miami Dolphins play the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline advances the ball after a catch in the fourth quarter as the Miami Dolphins play the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive back Rashad Jones levels New England Patriots receiver Danny Mendola in the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins players celebrate after defeating the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews makes a catch over New England Patriots defender Alfonzo Dennard late in the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross congratulates quarterback Ryan Tannehill after the Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws a pass in the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman spikes the ball after scoring in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Cameron Wake celebrates his sack of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the third quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defenders play tight coverage in the final minutes of the team’s game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Lamar Miller tries to stay inbounds in the third quarter of the team’s game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Marlon Moore celebrates as the Miami Dolphins defeat the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas goes in for a score against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second quarter of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo

  • Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Cameron Wake celebrates the team’s victory over the New England Patriots with fans at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Dec. 15, 2013 C.W. Griffin / Staff Photo