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Josh Gordon finds positive in loss to Dolphins

Ryan Hannable
December 10, 2018 - 6:24 am

MIAMI -- Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Dolphins will most be remembered for the final play in which the Dolphins scored a 69-yard touchdown on several laterals to stun the Patriots.

Despite the loss, the offense had one of its better performances in a long time.

Tom Brady threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns, while his main weapons all had big games. Rob Gronkowski had a season-high eight catches on eight targets for 107 yards and a touchdown, Julian Edelman caught nine passes on 12 targets for 86 yards and Josh Gordon had five catches on eight targets for 96 yards.

It may have been Gordon's best overall game as a member of the team.

"You know what, at the end of the game, I thought it was a momentum shift for us in a positive way more so than a negative way because we, I think, performed offensively pretty well," Gordon said. "I know how much work we put in leading up to this game. So for it to end that way, it just doesn't seem like that's the end result for us, like that's not the end of the story. We know we've got more to prove and more to offer. So going into next week, we hope we can get it done, and I think we will."

The 33 points were the most the team has scored since Week 7 in Chicago.

Gordon knows the team needs to quickly put the loss behind them with the Steelers on tap this week and also battling Houston for the No. 2 seed.

"I think, when things are going your way for a period of time, the season ebbs and flows, and when things are going great, you're feeling good. When all of a sudden they're not, it just depends on how you're going to bounce back," he said. "Being here, I think we've got a tough group of guys. We can handle it. We can bounce back. We're on to Pittsburgh now at this point. It's a tough way to leave Miami, but we're here now."

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