dolphins at patriots | Live updates Patriots earn No. 2 playoff seed ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew j. lee/globe staff Wes Welker protected the ball as he was chased by Dolphins defenders. JESSICA RINALDI/reuters Rob Gronkowski scored in the second half. Elise Amendola/Associated press Stevan Ridley ran the ball into the end zone in the second quarter. matthew j. lee/globe staff Deion Branch made the signal for a first down after a reception in the second quarter. elise amendola/associated press Tom Brady congratulated Stevan Ridley after Ridley’s second rushing touchdown of the game. elise amendola/associated press Tom Brady looked for a receiver. Charles krupa/associated press Defensive end Justin Francis celebrated a sack of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Charles Krupa/Associated Press Patriots fans sat bundled against the cold before the game.