Patriots Vs. Dolphins Week 14 Monday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Week 14 of the 2017 NFL regular season will come to a close Monday night with the Miami Dolphins hosting the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. This game has a lot of meaning to the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Patriots are their Week 15 opponent.

The Patriots will be without the services of tight end Rob Gronkowski Monday night as he is serving a one-game suspension this week. Even without Gronkowski the Patriots are 10.5-point road favorites. They also enter Monday night as the No. 2 seed in the AFC.

As usual, I invite all of yinz to chat about this game in the comment section below this post. I will try to add a few video highlights from the game throughout the night to this post as well.

Have a great Monday night and thank you for stopping by the site.

Patriots Inactives:

RB Mike Gillislee
T Marcus Cannon
DE Trey Flowers
LB Kyle Van Noy
S Brandon King
LB David Harris
OL Cole Croston

Dolphins Inactives:

QB Matt Moore
RB Damien Williams
CB Cordrea Tankersley
G Isaac Asiata
OL Jermon Bushrod
DE Cameron Malveaux
TE A.J. Derby

  • DarthYinzer

    Not wishing an injury on anyone, but I hope Brady get sacked 8+ times & then whines like a little girl about it afterwards.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Anyone here?

  • Conserv_58

    Given that scenario it’s a given that Brady would be throwing hissy fits and temper tantrums.

  • Conserv_58

    Nope.

  • Conserv_58

    Miami is moving the chains.

  • Conserv_58

    Nice run.

  • Chris92021

    Seeing Drake go one on one against Elandon Roberts….whew, please let Bell do that this Sunday against that matchup!

  • Jon

    Hope they knock Brady on the ground a lot tonight !!!!

  • Riverstko

    Timmons is Hungry!

  • Conserv_58

    So far, Miami is bringing it.

  • zeke

    Can we put Deebo on the left side?

  • Conserv_58

    I’m liking what I’m seeing so far from Miami.

  • Surrealist

    Hopefully the steelers coaching staff is watching

  • Jon

    drake running well

  • Surrealist

    Almost picked again

  • Reader783

    Miami has to close these drives if they want to win this bad boy

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Lol it’s a trap game they got Pittsburgh on the brain

  • Danny Porter

    Go Fins!

  • Chris92021

    You might be right.

  • BurghBoy412

    Gotta score 6 this time

  • BurghBoy412

    Pats like to go 5 DB’s a ton

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    hey whatever happened to that dude that played defense for us safety I forgot his name he had crazy hair like troy journey man from the pats

  • Reader783

    Ross Ventrone? Special teams legend?

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Where is he now

  • Reader783

    Last I saw, he was getting cut by us and the Patriots back and forth…he couldn’t overcome some soft tissue (hammy) injuries. Pretty sure he’s out of the NFL currently.

  • 2 punts from miami isnt gonna get it done. You wont hold tom brady down for to long so miami needs all the points they can get before he heats up.

  • Rob

    Stopping by to say that Belichick and the Patriots are playing down to their opponent and I want every coach fired. They are looking ahead to the Steelers. Brady is thinking about retirement. And Josh McDaniels didn’t gameplan on offense.

    Thank you.

  • StillerzHaterzAmuseMe

    Gonna be all she wrote now

  • At first I thought that was defensive pi but when they showed the other angle it looked like offensive pi with the facemask. I think N.E got away with one there

  • johnnypudding

    God I can’t stand Gruden,

  • Reader783

    It’s because the defender never turned around…that’s the state of the NFL nowadays. Defender never even touched the WR at all, but apparently jumping to defend the pass without looking at it is PI now…that will forever be the most perplexing rule change to me. Defender’s job is to bat the ball down, not catch it. They are running with the WR, not running the route. Face guarding without touching the WR should not be a penalty.

  • #7

    With the way Tom Brady and the Patriots are playing, they’ll never beat the Steelers depot comment section version of Tom Brady and the Patriots

  • Reader783

    Calls are definitely going NE’s way so far…

  • Cutler is looking kinda sharp so far.

  • #7

    Patriots Depot must be in full blown meltdown mode

  • I watched a few Miami games this season and I have to say this is probably the best they have looked in the 4 or 5 I have seen. If they keep this up for the game win or lose it means the Steelers have a better chance then most think

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Drake’s doing pretty well. Dare I say we might want to game plan around our own versatile running back?

  • BurghBoy412

    I have full confidence the Steelers will have the ability to impose their will offensively next week.

  • Reader783

    wow….that was impressive by Cutler to evade the free-est rush of the year

  • Riverstko

    Yes

  • #7

    Missed tackles. Bench the Patriots version of Dupree

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Haha – you’re gonna keep going with this all game, aren’t ya.

  • #7

    I just might…

  • Reader783

    Low hanging fruit

  • 6 ring circus

    why?

  • Kevin Schwartz

    It was highly unlikely anyway, but that Landry TD probably just clinched my First round Fantasy playoff win.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Trolls/haters have been getting pretty bad on the game boards the last couple weeks. I’m guessing they’re just letting off some steam.

  • #7

    I’m just trying to bring the flavor of the comment section of Steelers games here to the Patriots game. Try to illustrate the absurdity that goes on there by being absurd

  • #7

    It’d be sweet if the Steelers could ever just once run a screen like that

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Your comments – they’re almost Kafka-esque…

  • #7

    So this Kafka guy…fun at parties?

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Apparently, he was into tennis. I get the feeling he was that guy in the corner who could hold a surprisingly interesting conversation, as opposed to the one holding court wearing a lamp shade on his head.

  • Reader783

    We gotta contain Burkehead next week…

  • #7

    Lol yeah that’s kinda me

  • #7

    Does Brady ever throw a ball 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage?

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Got any good stories about symbolic insects or carnival sideshows who fast for weeks on end?

  • #7

    Lol no. That’s funny though

  • #7

    Terrible clock management. Fire Belichick

  • ThePointe

    Pats look so mortal, of course Gronk isn’t playing.

  • BurghBoy412

    I’m not buying Rex Burkhead. He’s just a guy same as he was in Cincinnati

  • #7

    Road Brady strikes again. He must not care anymore. Trading Garrapolo was dumb. Fire Kevin Belichick

  • ThePointe

    You mean Bill Colbert? Brady clearly is thinking of tropical islands during his retirement.

  • #7

    Lol yes. Fire Bill Colbert too. He’s lost it

  • ThatGuy

    Only to Gronk

  • DoctorNoah

    I think it’s cute that the Dolphins, who suck on both sides of the ball, who are running Jay Cutler at QB, traded away their best player in the middle of the season, and got Law Dawg so depressed he went AWOL, are “making it a game” before crumpling like the 💩 pile they are. All the “buzz” was, like, “Brady always plays poorly in Miami” etc like it’s actually a game. This is just to capture your attention on Monday night. Total sham. Belichick probably in on it and fighting left handed like Inigo Montoya in Princess Bride before crushing the souls of those hapless f***s in Miami.

  • #7

    Kinda like the Steelers always do to the Bengals

  • ThePointe

    Lmao. Long paragraph dude, but totally entertaining!

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Lucky for the literary canon, Kafka’s got you covered. If you’re ever in the mood for a yarn, pick up his collection of short stories at your local bookstore.

  • pittfan

    13-10? Brady needs to hang it up. At this rate they’ll lose 26-20. sheesh

  • #7

    I’ve got 2 teenage girls. No time for yarns. I have to pretend I’m working just to get away with bullchitting on this blog every Sunday/Monday

  • pittfan

    and throw in steve colbert too, he’s become THE joke.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Ha, fair enough. I’ll tell ya, they’re short though. Some as short as a paragraph, if I recall correctly.

  • DoctorNoah

    You are operating on the presupposition that the Bengals have souls to be crushed.

  • #7

    I’ll check it out. Thanks! If he sucks though, you’re out of my will

  • #7

    Lol touché

  • ThePointe

    That can’t be cause we all know gingers are soulless

  • #7

    It’s over. Typical Belichick. Not prepared. No adjustments. He’s lost the team.

  • pittfan

    obvious to anyone that’s not a total homer

  • #7

    I blame Malcolm Burns. Definitely not a shutdown corner. Bust.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Ha – just don’t start out with “Metamorphosis,” and be okay with some symbolic absurdity.

  • Greg Payne

    How often do you see an official help a quarterback up off the ground? Mr. Tom is pretty special.

  • pittfan

    flash in the pan.
    if all they can do is score 10 in a half and we scored 17 against ravens, and the ravens scored more against someone else, it stands to reason we’ll beat the pats by 50. right?

  • pittfan

    he even gets jock check from the zebras

  • Chris92021

    Great, is Brady getting all his interceptions out of his system now?? Kinda like Big Ben after the Jacksonville game??

  • #7

    No I dig that stuff. I’ll definitely check it out. Maybe suggest it as a Christmas gift to my girls. Cheap and different from the thoughtless crap I usually get from them

  • ThePointe

    3 interceptions? Brady has clearly lost it. Wonder if he’ll admit he doesn’t have it any more in the locker room after the game.

  • Gautam Ramani

    Awesome Interception! Wow

  • DoctorNoah

    Although I wouldn’t mind a Steelers-Bengals-like Pyrrhic victory where Brady and Burkhead end up concussed or suspended etc, though I doubt it would happen because of Brady’s natural, low carb, acai-and-flaxseed-based diet…

  • Gautam Ramani

    Patriots look kinda lost, but Dolphins only have a 3 point lead for all their domination.

  • #7

    Yes. Tom Brady and the Patriots will never beat Tom Brady and the Patriots

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Sounds perfect. Enjoy, dude!

  • DoctorNoah

    Yesterday, Harvey Weinstein; today, Molto Mario; tomorrow Ed Hochuli?

  • ThePointe

    Brady just shook his head, that’s a clear indication he has giving up on this team and doesn’t care anymore.

  • #7

    Should have kept Ryan Mallet

  • DoctorNoah

    Falcons were up on then about sixteen touchdowns in Suoerbowl before they started to play for real.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Butler better be takin’ frickin’ notes ……..

  • pittfan

    fits the mold.

  • #7

    Nope. Tomlin is a cheerleader. Butler and Haley are brain dead and Ben doesn’t care anymore

  • ThePointe

    They should have started Mallet this entire season. Why even mess with a QB that doesn’t care anymore?

  • pittfan

    they own him, especially on the road

  • #7

    Lol they do

  • Reader783

    hahah who are you punishing though with this? I don’t read the boards during the games, but I can’t imagine the people who ruin them are reading this.

  • DoctorNoah

    I am totally on the Jay Cutler train! Until it derails. Like it did All. The. Time. in Chicago

  • ThePointe

    Butler just takes up space, he should have been fired last season.

  • #7

    How does that happen!!!! How does a defense give up points in a football game. Worst 10-2 team ever.

  • pittfan

    he’s got a point #7. the trolltards only show up for the first qtr,

  • #7

    Lol no one in particular. It’s just fun for me

  • ThePointe

    Only about half the jokers who show up on the GameDay boards, but disappear the rest of the week.

  • DoctorNoah

    He just mumbles into a headset. The laminated “play sheet” he’s always carrying just has his name and home address printed over and over so whoever finds him in the parking lot can get him home, or to “the home”.

  • pittfan

    keep this up, they’ll never make the playoffs

  • ThePointe

    Lol

  • #7

    Lol Dude is so ahead of his time. We’ll never beat Tom Brady and the Patriots

  • 6 ring circus

    Totally immature

  • #7

    Is he even alive? I thought it was a Weekend at Bernie’s thing

  • ThePointe

    Checkdown Brady, when is the front office going to wake up and cut this guy?

  • #7

    Tom Brady and the Patriots will still make the playoffs. They’ll just never beat Tom Brady and the Patriots

  • ThePointe

    That is just a special comment. +1!

  • Gautam Ramani

    Brady looks rattled – was it that hit that sack?

  • DirtDawg1964

    Unless they play them at home. Then they have a chance.

  • #7

    But they won’t beat them twice

  • DirtDawg1964

    Stop. You’re killing me! Pissing myself. Beautiful.

  • #7

    The illustrious Buccaneers ring of honor! Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, and now Jon Gruden

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Man, I really don’t want to be tempted to stay up for the end of this game.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    It’s funny, I used to kinda like Jon Gruden, then Bill Simmons ripped into him in one of his articles and I can’t unsee it.

  • ThePointe

    Drake is Mr glass. How can he be hurt again?

  • #7

    Nah. I fully expect New England to win. And even if they don’t, doesn’t really change anything as far as the Steelers are concerned

  • ThePointe

    They need to trade him and get what they can out of him. Clearly a bust.

  • #7

    I share an alma mater with Mr. Gruden. That’s about the only positive thing I can say about him. Fun fact: Our shared alma mater is tied with Northeastern University for the most super bowl wins by head coaches with 5

  • #7

    Other teams miss tackles? Who knew?

  • Danny Porter

    Not sure about our defense stopping Brady, but our offense should be able to hang some points on NE

  • ThePointe

    This defense, can’t tackle, can’t cover. Time to blow it up, fire the DC and head coach, and the GM.

  • Michael Cunningham

    The Fins are showing us how ..

  • DoctorNoah

    Just like Jay Ajayi. Miami RB’s have worse life expectancy than Greatful Dead keyboardists

  • #7

    The NFL is week to week. It’s never a good idea to base anything on what’s happened in the past. Used to work that way, but rarely does these days.

  • Chris92021

    I want the Patriots to come back and win this game. I want us to end their winning streak while continuing ours. Not Jay Cutler (who is finally having a good game in a Miami uniform)

  • Nunya

    I hope Ben is watching close. Crossing patterns and outlet receivers are killing them.

  • #7

    Lol awesome

  • Chris92021

    Yep. Their LBs are too slow. Then again, so are we without 50.

  • Rob

    See Belichick? This is what happens when you look ahead to Pittsburgh. First of 2? Can’t even beat the Dolphins.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Muskingum U, or U of Dayton?

  • Nunya

    What’s worse than making Flacco look like a Hall of Famer? Making Cutler look like one!…lol

  • #7

    The prudent thing to do is save all of us a lot of anguish and disband the franchise

  • Rob

    The Patriots won’t beat the Steelers if they play this way.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    If they lose this, then lose to Pittsburgh, they better be careful. 10-4 isn’t out of the question and the Jaguars are coming for that bye.

  • #7

    UD. Chuck Noll 4. Gruden 1. Belichick is from Northeastern and has 5

  • Gautam Ramani

    LOL. Thought that about the Bears, and thought we would romp the Packers (shut out by Ravens) and the Colts.

  • Rob

    I’ll be honest..even being a downer sarcastically for the Patriots is pretty exhausting..idk how people do it for a team they actually “support”..still I’ll continue bc i never back down from a good challenge

  • NinjaMountie

    CAN THEY HOLD ON???

  • #7

    Some people are just wired for constant negativity. I get being negative at times. It’s necessary in all walks of life, but it’s constant with some. No way to live.

  • #7

    I think it’s a 50/50 proposition. Now THAT’S a hot take!

  • ThePointe

    I have to admit, watching Brady get slapped around makes me supremely happy.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Pats will come back and win

  • NinjaMountie

    Patriots suck! Always playing down to the opponents.

  • NinjaMountie

    I say no. Why? Because they aren’t the Steelers lol

  • BurghBoy412

    The Pats have Steelers on the brain. Fish have this in the bag.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    lol

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Man, as someone who has lived in Boston for a significant amount of time, I try not to be prejudiced, but nearly everyone I’ve met who went to Northeastern has sucked.

  • NinjaMountie

    I get being realistic. Some of these guys are beyond negative…shoot past pessimism….and go straight to suicidal downerism (made that word up lol)

  • NinjaMountie

    If they score a td here they win…fg they lose

  • Michael Cunningham

    can’t hold on against Brady
    just have to keep pressure on offensively and keep scoring
    same thing we have to do next week

  • Dee Evolution

    Patriots will have to win this game the same way the Steelers beat Baltimore. I wonder what the narrative will be on this tomorrow. Will the Steelers still be pretenders?

  • #7

    Well Belichick certainly doesn’t suck, but he sucks.

  • #7

    Yeah. And it only takes the defense giving up a 6 yard+ gain on first down or Ben throwing an incompletion for it to start

  • NinjaMountie

    how come we never run plays like that?

  • #7

    Poor coaching and Bud Dupree

  • NinjaMountie

    Yes….that Bud Dupree….he ruins everything!!!!

  • Nunya

    John Gruden loves everybody, doesn’t he?…lol

  • #7

    He’s taken over for Burns as the comment sections whipping boy

  • NinjaMountie

    He’s a real flower child

  • NinjaMountie

    He’s reaching Jarvis Jones levels

  • #7

    In fairness Jones was bad. Dupree has been much better than he ever was

  • NinjaMountie

    I saw a Ravens fan comment on one of their boards today and he said that losing the way they have the last couple of times is so much worse than getting whipped. He said he was devastated after last night.
    When I read that I was so happy!!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Oh I agree. The board hate is similar though.

  • #7

    Just imagine how Bengals fans felt after that playoff game 2 seasons ago. Wait I don’t have to imagine! I live in Cincinnati! MUUUAHAHAHAHAAAA

  • NinjaMountie

    hahahahahaaha

  • Dee Evolution

    Hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa!

  • NinjaMountie

    They be giving it away.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Cutler could have run for a first

  • Shannon Stephenson

    do not want to say I told ya.

  • #7

    Dolphins gonna Dolphin

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Miami needed to really answer there to stop the Pats momentum

  • DirtDawg1964

    Cutler: “Oh Lord, I’m an idiot. I could still be running.”

  • NinjaMountie

    wow…that returner ran soooooo stiff lol.

  • NinjaMountie

    Brady is gonna throw another pick.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Brady is 7-8 against Miami in Miami. Constantly playing down to the competition. What a loser. And so far they haven’t made any half time adjustments. Double loser.

  • NinjaMountie

    Wellllll…then don’t lol

  • Shannon Stephenson

    to a Patriots player in the endzone…muhahahahahaha

  • #7

    Book it!

  • NinjaMountie

    Fire Bill and Tom……fire them all

  • #7

    Doesn’t care anymore. And he’s fat.

  • NinjaMountie

    Fumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Brady needs to do more cardio!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    that talk about retiring at 45 rI think is affecting his mental stability.

  • DirtDawg1964

    And a terrible tackler.

  • NinjaMountie

    Once retirement is on your mind it’s all over!

  • DirtDawg1964

    At the very least, even if the Pats come back to win, it shows they aren’t invincible.

  • #7

    Sorry. That narrative doesn’t work here

  • Shannon Stephenson

    sack….muhahahahaha

  • Dee Evolution

    DOWN GOES BRADY!!!

  • DirtDawg1964

    Gruden almost, and I stress almost, had something bad to say. Said Timmons was “fading” while then talking up his ability to tackle in the open field.

    I swear he’d have something positive to say about Hitler. “That guy, he charged hard into Poland, showed great initiative. Was competitive right to the end. No quit in that guy”

  • NinjaMountie

    I feel the dolphins deserve whatever they get….all the bad seasons. I mean, seriously, that’s what they get for picking an adorable sea creature as a mascot.
    They might as well wear pink and and put Hello Kitty on their helmets

  • #7

    Brady holding the ball too long again. If he wasn’t so fat he wouldn’t do things like that

  • DirtDawg1964

    Now if Cutler can remember that his team is wearing teal, they should be okay.

  • NinjaMountie

    and there were open WR everywhere! He was locked in on Amendola

  • Shannon Stephenson

    someone should tell Cutler that running the clock down to 0 when the clock isnt running will not benefit them.

  • #7

    Lol yes of course. I just rewound the play 6 times and Hogan was wide open in the flat

  • DirtDawg1964

    LOL! While he stares with that stunned look of his as to why they’re taking timeouts or getting penalties. He’s like “whoa, what’s happening man”.

  • NinjaMountie

    hahahaha… I know who you’re thinking of when you wrote that.

  • #7

    Ugh. That was ballgame

  • NinjaMountie

    AB would have caught that with his tongue

  • Smitty 6788

    Grant just dropped the game winner smh

  • NinjaMountie

    Why isn’t Brady using the middle of the field!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Im just like….Patriots are one of the luckiest teams ever….they get breaks like that all the time…while the Fins…well you know.

  • #7

    He’s not as bad as most of the others

  • Shannon Stephenson

    or the game loser

  • Greg Payne

    I wish NE was looking a little more tired and beat up. Somehow, I’m afraid coming off a loss will just make them mad and energize them.

  • NinjaMountie

    Nope…I actually like him. He’s just honestly very passionate. But still …. it’s funny

  • Smitty 6788

    sad but true

  • #7

    They really do. They’re a dumb play call and an epic collapse away from losing 4 Super Bowls in a row

  • Nunya

    I think they will bench Brady next week…

  • #7

    Of course!

  • NinjaMountie

    yes…but they’ll lose again. NE is going 12-4

  • DirtDawg1964

    kay, so if I’m doing the “negative Pats fan talk”, how about “I don’t care if the Pats come back and win this game. They shouldn’t be playing down to a lesser opponent. And these road struggles are killing them. That B.B. doesn’t seem to get them up for these games. And they’re going nowhere with that defence and bone head at QB. And fire the special teams coach, because, well, I don’t know, but I don’t like him. And these guys will never beat anyone in the playoffs with this team. They’re frauds. I don’t care if they are 11-2. Better draft a safety, two ILBs, a couple of OLBs, a new QB, a RB, several WRs, and a new athletic trainer”

  • NinjaMountie

    who is their backup…I was going to make a joke but I don’t know who it is lol

  • Shannon Stephenson

    they should think about it…Brady has been thinking about retirement at the age of 45 and is only the top passer in the NFL…

  • #7

    Yeah he definitely is passionate. I don’t mind him either. I just think it’s funny when he says that

  • #7

    Hoyer

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Did they end up picking up Hoyer? I remember that was the plane when they traded JG.

  • Nunya

    In all seriousness, I don’t get these play calls by New England.

  • NinjaMountie

    Joke upcoming

  • Shannon Stephenson

    it wouldnt matter…even if Brady was hurt when playing against us…we would still honor Brady by letting the back up look like Brady.

  • DirtDawg1964

    I knew it! We had that guy on our roster. We are always letting elite people go. Colbert and Tomlin are clueless. Wha are they thinking? Guy is probably feeding Brady and the Hoodie all of our secrets as were typing this. Brutal!

  • Nunya

    Can he count?

  • NinjaMountie

    I think Hoyer is the heir apparent to Brady.

  • Dee Evolution

    Who’s the MVP favorite now? Does AB or Roethlisberger move into the conversation?

  • NinjaMountie

    Yup….every WR gets open at some point….but is it during his turn in the progression. Why is that hard to understand?

  • #7

    Letting him and Ayers go is why we’ll never beat Tom Brady and the patriots

  • DirtDawg1964

    Pretty different narrative if the lost those games. Dumb ass opponents. Gifting them hardware.

  • Nunya

    Ben Started off the season wasn’t too slow. I think Brown should be.

  • NinjaMountie

    AB….not Ben

  • Greg Payne

    Me neither. It looks like they really don’t care about this game. If I didn’t know better I’d swear this was pre-season.

  • #7

    Brown yes. Ben no. That Jax game ended that

  • Nunya

    Me too…looks bland not to give anything away

  • Icancoach

    Where’s Gruden outrage on center diving at DT’s ankle?

  • Randy

    someone plz get the defense playbook from timmons

  • NinjaMountie

    If cutler would have caught that and ran for a 1st

  • #7

    Absolutely. Of course all of their SB wins and losses have come down to a play or 2.

  • NinjaMountie

    hahahahahahahah……what the hell is going on with the football

  • Nunya

    It honestly looks like they didn’t gameplan for this game. Probably spent 2 weeks on Pitt knowing that game is all that matters with the rest of their schedule.

  • DirtDawg1964

    How is Miami winning this Game? They look like the Keystone Cops out there.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    the sad part is that they are dominating the Pats.

  • #7

    Passion can blind you

  • DirtDawg1964

    It was an illegal touch. By bouncing off a guy’s lid. Nice.

  • NinjaMountie

    There is something in that football

  • Shannon Stephenson

    my wife throws that flag on me all the time…I dont know either

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Brady looks awful

  • #7

    Lol I think you’ve got everything covered. Good work! But when the draft actually comes, you have to complain incessantly about each pick…for years

  • NinjaMountie

    He should be using the middle of the field!!! Why is he always going deep. Just get the first.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Yep. Now, they still had to make the plays when they needed to. But there’s an alternative universe out there where they haven’t won a single SB and we’ve won the two we lost plus two or three more.

  • #7

    Air? Rimshot!

  • DirtDawg1964

    True enough. Incredible actually.

  • Nunya

    The problem is that Brady will complete most those bombs he just throws down the field

  • ThePointe

    So, how many in the national sports media will slam the Patriots for looking past the Dolphins?

  • DirtDawg1964

    Jump Ball Tom

  • #7

    This game is really upsetting about half the posters here on Steelers Depot

  • StillerzHaterzAmuseMe

    ??

  • NinjaMountie

    Patriots making Cutler look like a HOFer! Pathetic defense.

  • NinjaMountie

    fact

  • #7

    Zero. It’ll be part of Belichick’s master plan

  • DirtDawg1964

    Nope. Just gives them even more ammo if we lose to the
    Pats. They’ll be like “but these turds just got blown out by Miami! MIAMI! We had these guys on the ropes and we choked!”

  • #7

    Fire Keith Patricia

  • #7

    Lol that’s probably true

  • ThePointe

    Bingo, but they sure did try to slam the Steelers even before the games were played.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    im missing this game. argh. i’m over at a friends house. she’s utterly sick and im taking care of her. she went to sleep a bit ago but she doesnt have espn.

  • pcantidote

    Looks like Ben is going to be doing a lot of rollouts next week.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Dolphins up by 10 with the ball and driving

  • NinjaMountie

    It’s been fun!

  • DirtDawg1964

    McDonough says this outs the Pats in must win territory. Um, the Pitt game was always going to be “must win” due to it being the head to head tiebreaker. Way to keep up Sparky.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    and the ball boy for over inflating the balls

  • #7

    Yeah. This game really doesn’t mean anything as far as the top seed goes

  • pcantidote

    What he means is that we can clinch the 1 seed next week now.

  • Frank Martin

    Maybe Brady just doesn’t have it any more.

  • Reader783

    not quite…we’d also need a JAX loss

  • Don

    That’s called a Canseco

  • pcantidote

    Agreed. As it relates to Pit/NE we’d clinch it…how’s that.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    they better draft a QB in the 1st round

  • NinjaMountie

    How is that clinching it lol???

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    You don’t have the watch ESPN app?

  • Dee Evolution

    You (plural) do know that Ben is leading the league in passing, right?

  • pcantidote

    I wonder if they have fans that are THAT moronic?

  • DirtDawg1964

    LOL! Well, guess we’d have at least the second seed locked up. And NE would play an extra week.

  • NinjaMountie

    Brady just doesn’t read the field well anymore. He locks in on WRs.

  • NinjaMountie

    there we go!

  • DirtDawg1964

    Why is Wake dropping in coverage? He should only be rushing the passer. Because.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i dont.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Wow. Brady really does get the calls.

  • Reader783

    lol roughing the passer hahah, you think Ben gets that call?

  • #7

    I thought Ben was the only guy who missed open receivers?

  • NinjaMountie

    No…some…very few. They haven’t had a reason to be. They win all the time. sickening.

  • DirtDawg1964

    They’d throw the flag on him.

  • Danny Porter

    Can’t touch Brady
    That call was BS

  • NinjaMountie

    Tom is just throwing the ball too high. Not hitting them in stride.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    for hurting the defensive players

  • #7

    The officiating in NFL is absolutely atrocious. That call makes this game look like it’s fixed

  • Shannon Stephenson

    why isnt the clock running

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Pretty good app! Especially if you like college football and NBA.

  • NinjaMountie

    cheatriots

  • Greg Payne

    Dang. I think I’m rooting for overtime here.

  • NinjaMountie

    AB would have tapped all three of his feet on that

  • NinjaMountie

    Will that Verizon deal raise the cap any?

  • Aaron

    And that is why Bud Dupree has to rush

  • Shannon Stephenson

    BS…that was a sack.

  • #7

    Other teams can struggle at times in the red zone? Weird.

  • DirtDawg1964

    These guys are horrible. On the doorsteps of winning this game and they take two consecutive penalties. Fire everyone!

  • Reggie Cunningham

    you guys have to remember. They don’t have Mr Push Off Dusty Rhodes Gronk tonight

  • Shannon Stephenson

    in the grasp or something

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Damn, I wasn’t really paying attention. Miami could really win this.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    you mean hit em when there not looking because my daddy is Mr nfl kraft, Gronk.

  • Rob

    It’s almost like any given Sunday any team can lose

  • NinjaMountie

    So Derek Jeter trades the MVP to his former team…..how is that allowed lol

  • Danny Porter

    Ha
    Ha
    Ha

  • #7

    Not Tom Brady and the Patriots (Steelers Depot comment section version)

  • Shannon Stephenson

    He
    He
    He

  • Reader783

    I’m not even sure about that. There would still be the possibility of a 3 way tie and the tiebreak then gets iffy since NE doesn’t play JAX

  • Greg Payne

    I hope this Patriots team shows up next week at Heinz field.

  • NinjaMountie

    If Pittsburgh had done that there would be deaths all over the country from fans heads exploding.

  • #7

    They want the Yankees stacked. It’s good for business.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    they will have Gronk back…will make a huge difference.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i havent watched college since they skewered joe paterno. and havent watched nba since jordan retired the first time.

  • DirtDawg1964

    How dare you. No. No. No. Not allowed. The best teams go 16-0, win in dominate fashion, out scoring their opponents 72-3 while out gaining them 600 yards to 14.

  • Rob

    Thats true..how could i forget

  • Rob

    whoops

  • #7

    You must be brain dead like Steelers management

  • Reader783

    Before tonight, Brady took it back over. Nevertheless, he’s #2

  • Doug Andrews

    Way to go Miami

  • DirtDawg1964

    I think Cutler just pointed to the crowd and said “hey, is that John Candy?”

  • NinjaMountie

    Honestly, I don’t know how the patriots win as much as they do with their obvious disadvantage.

  • #7

    I don’t care what the scoreboard says. The Patriots still won

  • Shannon Stephenson

    only if he has worms coming out of his head.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    ho
    ho
    ho

  • #7

    Lol cold.

  • Greg Payne

    Yep. And they will actually care about winning.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    the NFL will find something in the rule book…we just cant have this.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    not as cold as john candy.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    In all honesty, it looked like the Patriots weren’t really trying on that last offensive drive, but whatevs. No skin off my back!

  • NinjaMountie

    lol

  • #7

    8 retroactive PI penalties that weren’t called in game

  • NinjaMountie

    They are going to drop another game before the reg. season comes to a close and I’m not counting us.

  • #7

    Lol awesome

  • NinjaMountie

    Wait! Do we have the best record in football?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    who do they have left to play…the Browns?

  • NinjaMountie

    Us, Buffalo and NYJ

  • #7

    With Philly

  • Shannon Stephenson

    yes but that doesnt count because we have not fired Danny Smith yet.

  • NinjaMountie

    NO THEY CAN’T…they still need Jax to lose as well.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Yes technically. But obviously we’re the worst 11-2 team ever assembled.

  • WeWantDaTruth

    WHEN the Steelers beat the Patsies on Sunday, they clinch home field throughout?

  • NinjaMountie

    no…need jax loss as well

  • #7

    Lol Gruden making excuses for the Pats. I think he secretly posts on this board

  • Shannon Stephenson

    McDonut said all we had to do was beat the Cheatriots

  • Shannon Stephenson

    MMMMMMM….McDonut

  • Chris92021

    I would rather be the worst 11-2 team ever assembled than the best 5-8 team like we were in 2013.

  • NinjaMountie

    stupid espn hosts….need to edumacate themselfs

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I just wanted to say McDonut

  • #7

    I called him that last week. Where’s my royalty check?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I did too…who was first?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Just joking, but you’re right.

  • #7

    Me obviously because I’m so witty

  • Shannon Stephenson

    ahhhhh….that I see

  • Shannon Stephenson

    he is far to positive to post on this board…he has to say fire someone every other post.

  • #7

    Tom Brady and the Patriots just can’t beat Jay Cutler and the Dolphins. They need to draft ILB, CB, S and QB

  • Shannon Stephenson

    plus revamping their coordinators.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Ok. Just saying.

  • #7

    Lol great point…unless of course his positivity is just his TV persona and to balance himself he comes here and goes ultra negative. Whoa. I just blew my mind

  • #7

    That’ll fix everything

  • Shannon Stephenson

    well…at least a good start

  • #7

    And Tom Roethlisberger losing some weight

  • NinjaMountie

    Well, I’d tell everyone Happy Holidays but it might offend some people so instead I’ll just say…….

    Merry CHRISTMAS

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Does anyone on here call AB Antonio Bryant?

  • #7

    You horrible horrible person. How dare you say the C word. It’s 2017, in the 21st century. Evolve and become enlightened you caveman! Night. See ya Sunday!

  • #7

    Lol he doesn’t want to give his identity away so easily

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Im so offended I may never post again.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Martavis Brown?

  • #7

    Jesse Bell

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Merry Christmas, Ninjitsu!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    User name is Bruden’s Brinders! 😂😂😂😂

  • #7

    Haha that’s awesome

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Im going to give Beliaches post game interview.

    Beliache: “Today were not good enough. We just didn’t make enough plays. I think grey hoodies are sexy while not wearing any pants. Women really dig men who talk to them in a sexy monotone kinda way. Any question?”

  • Chris92021

    I know you were, which is why I even commented lol

  • Buccos9

    Man coverage and pressure are kryptonite for Brady. They weren’t afraid to blitz, either. I hope Butler and Tomlin were watching.

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Best thing. . Pretty much guarantees the Pats won’t get to take week 17 off.

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    *Martavius

  • HondoCogburn

    Skewered Paterno????? YGBSM! joeped knew and didn’t do a darn thing, too bad he kicked before he did a much deserved perp walk! Pedo state should be bulldozed into malls and parking lots!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    how about you shut up you ignorant troll. i knew paterno personally. not to mention ive read and own most of the books on him.

    joe didnt find out about anything until far AFTER it happened. and when he was told what happened, he banned sandusky from the locker room and the group that worked with children. not to mention he notified campus security, his boss, and his bosses boss.
    what else was an 70+ year old man supposed to do? he did everything in his power and was told dont worry joe we will take care of it.

    take your joe paterno hate elsewhere

    too bad he died? he helped thousands and donated millions to improving the school and his family was the single greatest thing to ever happen to state college. they fired him by messenger by telephone in the middle of the night when he was going to retire 5 games later anyways. pathetic.

    as for sandusky. sandusky should be skinned and burned alive.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    take your fecking bullshite else you arrogant fecking tosspot.
    you self centered gowl imp.
    is insult tú do dhaoine agus tuillteann tú gach rud uafásach a bhfaighidh tú riamh.

  • Reggie Cunningham

    yeah That Part

  • HondoCogburn

    OK first of all I’m not a troll, unlike you my profile isn’t locked so I have nothing to hide. Second yeah joeped did everything right except CALL THE COPS HIMSELF!!!!!! who gives a flying you know what that you knew joeped and own all the books about him, that doesn’t change the fact that he knew and didn’t do a darn thing about it and calling me names doesn’t change the anything, but hey if attacking the messenger eases your guilt over what your hero did, have at it.

  • HondoCogburn

    Wow, what well thought out well reasoned response, are you a public school teacher?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    if you have ever been to state college you would know that the campus cops are basically the town police department. the town department is small.

    i have first hand knowledge of the man, while you get your info from breitbart and whatever news media.

    he did not know until well after. and it matters not what the freeh report said because i read that entire steaming pile of crap and the accusations it made. it was about as accurate as trump in thinking the virgin islands had a different president.

    i have no guilt over penn state. i did nothing wrong. i wont take responsibility for sandusky being a pervert. joe pa is not sandusky you self righteous toolbag.

  • HondoCogburn

    Like taking a shower with Sandusky while joeped turned his back type of bad?

  • HondoCogburn

    Yes or no, did joeped call the police himself directly after that redheaded scumbag told him what he witnessed in the shower?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    you deserve to be mauled by a rabid aids infested dog. and im done talking to you. enjoy your block you deluded piece of monkey crap.

  • jsteeler

    Do the Steelers have the horses to keep Brady & co @17 pts?

  • HondoCogburn

    Beat me to it.

  • HondoCogburn

    If Brady gets sacked eight times then the NFL will outlaw sacks!

  • pittfan

    It’s an illusion. We’re an 7-6 team with an 11-2 record.

  • pittfan

    4 man fronts…mix in some blitzing…that’ll do it.

  • Conserv_58

    Waking up knowing the Patriots suffered a beat down by Miami makes for a beautiful day.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    Great loss except now they’re pissed off just in time for them Stillers…as usual.

  • Conserv_58

    Didn’t they do that a couple of weeks ago?

  • Conserv_58

    Thanks. I threw up in my mouth a little at the gray hoodie and no pants visual.

  • Conserv_58

    THAT’S IT! I’m calling the PC cops, right after church and my visit to the gun range!

  • Conserv_58

    Buffalo is playing for their playoff lives and since they haven’t seen the post season since before their HC was born they’re going to frothing at their mouths to do just what miami did. They finally wised up and benched Tyrod Taylor. I’m not sure about the injury to Peterman though.

  • Conserv_58

    and monkeys fly out of his butt

  • Conserv_58

    LMAO! Thanks a bunch, Michael! I just spit my drink all over my tablet! I’m crying laughing here. Now THAT was funny right there.

  • Conserv_58

    Santa be likin’ da ho’s. No what I’m sayin’?

  • Conserv_58

    You can wake up now. You were dreaming about the SEC.

  • Cormel Bovan Sr.

    Oh no that couldn’t possibly be the case for anyone but the Steelers 😂

  • Nunya

    So? Pass yards don’t impress me in regards to MVP because it’s misleading. You can throw for a ridiculous amount of yards and not be effective. MVP is more about consistency than yards and Ben didn’t have it the first part of the year. Remember how so many fans and even analysts thought he was either injured or mentally checked out? He played very average to poor early this season. Right now, he is one of the best based on his play, but they doesn’t negate his early year woes.