Brady was held under six yards per throw for the first time all season, but the Patriots' offense dominated where it mattered: on the ground. The Patriots got the ball back with just over eight minutes remaining, holding on to a one-touchdown lead. They promptly ran the ball down the Dolphins' throats.
The Patriots' defense also continues to make strides. It had three sacks and seven tackles for loss.
At 9-3, the Patriots have won six consecutive games in a variety of ways. They still have a shot at a playoff bye because they've learned to win even when they can't put 40 points on the board.