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#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:32 am

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half.So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them to a big third quarter and their sixth consecutive AFC East title Sunday.I wasnt in the best mood at that time, Brady said after a 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins.He and his teammates were feeling better after the Patriots became the first team in NFL history with 11 division titles in 12 years. They missed only in 2008, when Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener and Miami won the AFC East.Everything starts with winning your division, Patriots safety Devin McCourty said in a locker room of happy players who looked forward to more raucous celebrations. We wanted to win big.Leading 14-13 at halftime, Brady threw two scoring passes in the third quarter and plodded for 17 yards, the third-longest run of his career, to set up LeGarrette Blounts 3-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the second half.Its good to go in there and finish them off like we did, Brady said.New England (11-3) scored on its four series of the third quarter and piled up 24 points, a team record for that period.Miami (7-7) saw its slim post-season hopes dwindle further as it gave up a touchdown on a blocked field goal and Ryan Tannehill threw two interceptions.Itll probably take a miracle to get into the playoffs, Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace said.The Patriots started the season with a 33-20 loss in Miami that snapped their winning streak in openers at 10 games.Weve been waiting all season to get back and play this game, McCourty said.Now they can secure home-field advantage with wins in their remaining games against the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.The Patriots waited a while to take control Sunday.A horrendous final minute of the first half three runs that gained 2 yards, a 32-yard punt return by Miamis Jarvis Landry and a 32-yard touchdown pass from Tannehill to Wallace with five seconds left cut the Patriots lead to one point.We didnt play very well in the first half, New England coach Bill Belichick said. We just took some not very good football and made it worse and then were able to do things a lot better in the second half.On the first play of the second half, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a 34-yard gain down the middle.Youve got to start off with one play, Gronkowski said, and start clicking from there.The Patriots kept rolling with 10 points in 13 seconds.Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 35-yard field goal, giving him a team record 1,160 points, two more than Adam Vinatieri. After Patrick Chung intercepted Tannehills pass, Brady connected with Gronkowski for a 27-yard touchdown with 4:30 left in the third quarter.Just over three minutes later, New England boosted the lead to 38-13 on Bradys 6-yard pass to Julian Edelman. Gostkowski made it five straight scoring possessions with a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.We needed to find a way to stop their momentum, Miami linebacker Jason Trusnik said, or stop something, and we just didnt.Brady completed 21 of 35 passes for 287 yards and one interception. Tannehill was 29-for-47 for 346.The scoring began when Jamie Collins blocked Caleb Sturgis 41-yard field goal attempt on Miamis first possession and Kyle Arrington returned the ball 62 yards for a touchdown.Sturgis kicked the first of two field goals late in the first quarter before the Patriots capitalized on another turnover.Duron Harmon returned an interception 60 yards to the Miami 8 and Shane Vereen scored on a 3-yard run three plays later.Were a better team than last year, Tannehill said. Obviously, it doesnt feel like that right now.NOTES: The Patriots sixth consecutive division titles are one short of the NFL record since 1970 set by the Los Angeles Rams from 1973-79, according to STATSPASS. ... Wallace grew testy after the game when a reporter asked him about the future of coach Joe Philbin. ... The Patriots gained 102 yards in the first half and 293 in the second. ... A Fairhaven, Massachusetts, man won $1 million during a halftime promotion. Ernest Tomascik earned a chance at a second-chance prize when he bought a losing Patriots-themed scratch-off lottery ticket. He picked from some oversized lottery tickets on the field and went with No. 12 Bradys number. When he opened the envelope that came with the ticket, it showed he was a $1 million winner.___AP NFL website: and Austin Gomber Jersey . -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are tightening the race for second place in the Atlantic Division. Harrison Bader Jersey .C. -- Carter Ashton had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies downed the Charlotte Checkers 5-2 on Saturday in the American Hockey League. With one week left in the regular season, Cornish - voted The Toughest Player To Bring Down - is a leading candidate for the CFLs Most Outstanding Player award. He has rushed for 1,799 yards and could break Willie Burdens club record for rushing yards in a single season with a 98-yard performance against the B. Tim McCarver Cardinals Jersey . Behind the talents of rookie Johnny Gaudreau, the Flames will look to keep pace Thursday night when they face the Minnesota Wild in the second of a six-game homestand. Red Schoendienst Jersey . Fellow Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain also had a brace for Napoli. And Samuel Etoo scored for his fourth different team. On a night of standout individual performances Wednesday, Schalke goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand had a game hell want to forget.SAO PAULO - The fates of former champions Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button remain in doubt with the Formula One season nearly over and teams holding off on announcing their lineups for 2015.Speculation about driver moves are not uncommon late in the season, but this time two of the series greatest stars and some of its biggest teams are involved in the rumours, igniting doubts over much of the grid.Four-time champion Vettel is leaving Red Bull but hasnt said where hes going, two-time champ Alonso is undecided about whether he will stay at Ferrari, and one-time champ Button still hasnt been told whether he will keep his place at McLaren.The other drivers yet to secure a seat for next year can only wait.Its expected that Vettel will join Ferrari, and Alonso will move to McLaren, but theres been no official announcement by the teams or the drivers in Sao Paulo this week for the Brazilian Grand Prix.Theres nothing new, nothing has been decided, Alonso said. Im still considering whats the best decision for my career.If Alonso ends up with McLaren, either Button or Kevin Magnussen will lose a seat at the British team.I can only say I hope (to stay), Magnussen said. I understand why Ive not been told yet. Some things are still not sorted out from their side, and if they could let me know, they would. I can only just wait and see what happens.Button, the F1 champion with Brawn in 2009, said he was not frustrated by the teams delay.There are many things to be disappointed about in the sport. If you dont have a quick car, you are disappointed. For me, that hurts more than anything else, he said. A late call on whos going to be in the car next year? Initially, I guess, its a strange situation, but aafter a while you get used to it.ddddddddddddButton said he expects McLaren to make a decision within the next two weeks, but said he was not going to rush on anything.We are very good at driving a racing car, but we are not very good when it comes to contracts, he said. When you are put in this position that many drivers have been over the years, not being sure if your contract is going to be renewed, it opens your eyes to different challenges, to different possibilities. F1 and motor racing is a massive part of my life, and its not going to stop, it will continue. But right now I dont know where thats going to be.He said hes not thinking about retiring just yet, and admits he may not stay with McLaren even if the team decides it wants to keep him.If Im in Formula One, I want to be winning. Ive done enough of not winning since I won the world championship, Button said. I have no interest in racing in Formula One unless Im challenging right at the front. Im not here just to race 20 races and collect points.Some drivers already know that they are out of a job, which is the case for German driver Adrian Sutil. Sauber on Wednesday announced that Brazilian Felipe Nasr will be taking over the teams last seat for 2015.Sutil hinted he was disappointed with the teams move as he still had a year left on his contract. Nasr arrived thanks in part to huge backing from a Brazilian sponsor.They confirmed two drivers but that doesnt mean the drivers can drive and it doesnt mean that the teams going to drive, Sutil said. So theres no real change from last weekend to this weekend. Its just an announcement. I have to do some talking, to sort out the things.___Follow Tales Azzoni at ' ' '

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