We were not hyping this game on The Big Show when we were saying how important it was for the Patriots to beat Miami.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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FOXBORO — The game-winning play began innocuously enough.



Here’s what Sunday’s 27-17 win over the Dolphins means for the Patriots.

It’s OK to take a look at the big picture again. First time since the season started when that feels safe, I know. But take a look.



KIRK MINIHANE

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FOXBORO — In the AFC East, division wins are rare currency.



FOXBORO — When it comes to Joey Porter, the Patriots always know exactly where they stand.



FOXBORO — They are the men in black, the unsung heroes who play a bigger role in pregame preparations than most fans will ever know.



The Cold, Hard Football Facts, if they had emotion, would love Miami’s Wildcat offense.



KERRY BYRNE

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There are a number of new faces playing for the Patriots this year, especially on defense. At about the halfway point in the season it is interesting to see how some of the young guys or new guys have worked out.



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FOXBORO — For all the talk about the Miami’s vaunted Wildcat offense, it was special teams that sunk the Jets last week against the Dolphins, specifically Ted Ginn Jr.



Lots of Wildcat talk this week. Tons of it. People want to know how much Wildcat we’ll see from Miami on Sunday, how to stop it, and if the quarterback is fair game when he splits wide in a Wildcat formation.