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Dan Fouts told Dolphins to let Patriots score late touchdown, which would've put game out of reach

Alex Reimer
December 09, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Dan Fouts is the only person who looks worse right now than the hapless Patriots defenders who couldn’t bring down Kenny Stills or Kenyan Drake on the Dolphins' improbable game-winning touchdown. 

With the Patriots on the goal-line late in the fourth quarter, Fouts suggested the Dolphins just allow New England to punch the ball into the end zone. The Patriots started their sequence on the Miami seven-yard line. 

"Or they could just let them score here,” Fouts remarked. 

The Patriots were up 30-28 at the time. A touchdown and extra-point would’ve given the Patriots a 37-28 lead, putting the game out of reach with less than 20 seconds remaining. 

Instead, the Dolphins stuffed the Patriots on three running plays, and Gostkowski only added a 22-yard field goal. Miami kept the game to one possession, and as a result, were able to win with its miracle lateral play.

Ian Eagle did not correct Fouts, because that is known as an exercise in futility. Up until that point, the bumbling color man’s greatest contribution to the broadcast was explaining to us why the camera man fell in pursuit of Brandon Bolden following the running back’s first touchdown of the day. 

“Those cameras are heavy,” Fouts said.

On top of it as always.