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Key moment: Patriots drive towards a division title

Posted By Mike Petraglia On December 2, 2012 @ 4:24 pm In General | 9 Comments

The Dolphins had just cut the Patriots lead to 20-13 after a 33-yard Dan Carpenter field goal with 8:50 left in the fourth quarter.

The Patriots offense [1] had been spotty in the second half after putting up 17 points in the first half, including a three-and-out to start the second half.

But the Patriots were dominant when they needed to be, orchestrating a 16-play, 77-yard drive and most importantly, consuming 7:18 of game clock and exhausting Miami’s final two timeouts.

The Patriots called 12 runs on the drive, including Tom Brady [2]‘s fall to the ground on the final snap before Stephen Gostkowski [3]‘s 21-yard field goal that gave New England a 23-13 lead.

Stevan Ridley was huge, carrying the ball 10 times for 46 yards on the drive.

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