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Patriots Lose To Dolphins As Several Starters Sit On Bench

Patriots Lose To Dolphins As Several Starters Sit On Bench

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A whipsaw hit sent Tom Brady's legs one direction and his upper body the other, leaving him face down in the turf.

Brady rose — slowly — but the hits kept coming from the Miami Dolphins, who beat New England 20-10 Sunday and prevented the Patriots from clinching the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

With the Pats anxious to protect Brady's health, he threw a season-low 21 passes, and even so he was lucky to make it through the game in one piece. He was sacked twice and endured at least half a dozen knockdowns, including three on one series.

"I'm pretty sore," Brady said, "but I'll be all right."

He walked...

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