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Patriots 23, Dolphins 16

Patriots beat Dolphins, clinch AFC East title

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Patriots frequently have had their issues when facing the Dolphins in South Florida, and Sunday was no different.

But New England was able to sew up its fourth straight AFC East title and 10th of the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era with a 23-16 win.

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