New England has to wait another week before clinching the AFC East.
The Dolphins handled the Patriots on Monday night, handing them their first loss since Week 4. The loss puts the reigning Super Bowl champions in danger of losing the #1 seed if the Steelers beat them next week.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 12, 2017
The Patriots didn’t just snap their eight-game winning streak. They also lost their first regular season road game since Miami beat them in Week 17, 2015. It was the second longest streak in NFL history.
Of course, they were without Rob Gronkowski in this game, which was a huge factor. Regardless, its not ideal that next week’s huge game is more dire than it already was.