New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins tickets 12/29/2019

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins NFL regular season game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and tickets are still available. Get ready for the Sunday, December 29, 2019 game, where Patriots will try to win against Dolphins again at 1:00 PM. Best way to see your favorite team’s game is going to the stadium and be among other supporters. Get discount tickets for New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins game until all are sold-out!

New England Patriots first played the Miami Dolphins in 1966 in the AFL, when Miami was one of two expansion teams to debut that year in that league. The Dolphins dominated the Patriots in the 1970s and 1990s, but the two teams remained competitive with each other for years before the rise of Tom Brady. Brady, however, struggled occasionally against the Dolphins in the 2000s before reasserting dominance in the 2010s. The Patriots and Dolphins are the only two teams in the Super Bowl era to post undefeated regular season records, with Miami going 14-0 in 1972 and the Patriots going 16-0 in 2007. Notable moments between the clubs include the Snowplow Game, three playoff matchups, and the Dolphins revealing their Wildcat offense against the Patriots.

While not as famous as some other rivalries, the rivalry has a long history that dates back to the 1960s. The beginning of the rivalry was dominated by the Dolphins, as the time the Dolphins were one of the NFL’s most successful teams, while the Patriots were one of the worst. The Patriots finally made the Super Bowl in 1985.

Starting in 1986, the rivalry was a little bit more even, with the Pats having a 7-game winning streak from 1986 to 1988. The Dolphins then took over the rivalry once again, winning 13 of the next 15 matchups between the 2 teams. Both teams had great quarterbacks in the 90s, with the Patriots having Drew Bledsoe and the Dolphins with Dan Marino. The Dolphins continued to dominate the rivalry through the late 1990s with the Dolphins sweeping the Patriots in back to back years, 1999 and 2000.

Miami is one of 10 teams with a winning overall record against New England (the others being the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins). However, since 2003, the Patriots dominated the rivalry, even though they have lost a little bit more against the Dolphins than against the other AFC East teams during this time period. In 2004, one of the most famous moments in the rivalry happened where the Dolphins, 2–11 at the time, upset the 12–1 Patriots in a game that has been known as “The Night That Courage Wore Orange”. In 2008, the rivalry briefly intensified when the Dolphins became the only team other than the Patriots since 2003 to win the division. In week 3 of the aforementioned 2008 season, the Dolphins used the Wildcat formation to throw the Patriots off and went on to upset them, 38–13.

Also notable is the fact that the Dolphins and Patriots are the only NFL teams to post undefeated regular season records following the NFL-AFL merger. The 1972 Dolphins finished with a 14–0 regular season record and went on to win Super Bowl VIII, finishing the only complete perfect season in NFL history, while the 2007 Patriots were the first team to go undefeated in the regular season since the league expanded to 16 games, but famously lost Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants.

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