Patriots clinch AFC top seed with win over Dolphins

Sun Jan 1, 2017 4:24pm EST
 
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(Reuters) - The New England Patriots clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a 35-14 victory over the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday.

New England (14-2) entered the game with the AFC East title and a first-round playoff bye already sewn up. With the loss, the Dolphins (10-6) will be seeded sixth in the AFC playoffs.

(Editing by Larry Fine)

 
Jan 1, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA;  New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd (14) celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports