Dan Shaughnessy Let’s face it, Patriots simply are not that good ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Barry Chin/Globe Staff Wide receiver Julian Edelman looked for running room in the first quarter as the Patriots faced the Dolphins in Miami Gardens. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Mike Wallace turned a short pass reception into a 39-yard catch-and-run to score the Dolphins' first touchdown. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Danny Amendola made a reception for a first down in the second quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Wallace hauled in a pass in front of Kyle Arrington (left). Barry Chin/Globe Staff Rob Ninkovich took to the air to try to bring down Wallace. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Tom Brady looked for an open receiver in the third quarter. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes broke up a pass intended for Patriots wide receiver Josh Boyce. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Brady got up after getting sacked. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Edelman left Will Davis in his wake as he headed for a first down. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Daniel Thomas was untouched as he scored a touchdown in the third quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Edelman was unable to come down with the pass in the end zone as the Patriots fought to take the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Amendola dropped a potential game-winning touchdown. Jim Davis/Globe Staff He reacted on the sidelines after the late play. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Patriots' Jamie Collins and Ninkovich sacked Ryan Tannehill. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Brady had to get rid of the ball quickly as he took a hit. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Edelman broke several tackles en route to a touchdown. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The 24-yard catch-and-run touchdown put the Patriots ahead of the Dolphins. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Edelman celebrated his touchdown in the fourth quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Marcus Thigpen left Dont'a Hightower behind as he scored in the Dolphins' game-winning touchdown. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Thigpen brought the fans to their feet. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Brady was forced to rush his throw during New England's final drive, but the pass fell incomplete. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Dolphins fans arrived dressed for the occasion. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Michael Thomas intercepted a throw in the end zone in the final seconds of the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Edelman and Boyce walked off the field following the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Dolphins.