If the New England Patriots want a first-round bye in the playoffs, they must win Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
They’re tied 10-10 at halftime, but earlier on things weren’t going well.
Five minutes into the second quarter, Tom Brady floated a pass toward the right sideline that was intercepted by Dolphins safety Eric Rowe and returned 33 yards for a touchdown that put Miami up 10-0.
It was the eighth interception of the season for Brady, but the first time one of his interceptions ended up as a pick-six in over two years. The last came Dec. 24, 2017, when Buffalo’s Jordan Poyer picked him off and returned it for a 19-yard touchdown.
That’s a span of 1,107 pass attempts.
Rowe spent the 2016-18 seasons with the Patriots before his former defensive coordinator, Brian Flores, signed him to the Dolphins when Flores became head coach in Miami.
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