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Tom Brady recalls game against Dolphins where Patriots were flipping off fans afterwards

Ryan Hannable
December 07, 2018 - 3:30 pm
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Tom Brady and the Patriots have not been very successful in Miami against the Dolphins. In fact, they have lost four out of their last five meetings in South Florida.

Speaking to reporters Friday, Tom Brady recalled a great win in Miami -- the 2003 game, when Troy Brown caught a 82-yard touchdown pass in overtime. It was his first win in Miami and the quarterback recalled the team even flipping off Dolphins fans afterwards.

"That was pretty sweet," he said. "It was a great game, great win. Troy was not the intended receiver on the play – it was kind of a toss play. I was supposed to throw it to the backside slant, but I remember the coverage kind of rotated that way and Troy was running a slant on the other side and just kept running and I saw him and just chucked it up there, he caught it and we celebrated. It was just a great celebration. I remember the bus ride leaving was pretty cool.

"We were flipping people off and it was out of control. We hadn’t won there in so long, you thought we won five Super Bowls in a row. It was pretty fun."

As for this week, Brady knows nothing in the past matters.

"I think they play well and we don’t. But the reality is, none of that stuff matters," he said. "This week it’s really this team against that team and we’re going to have to play well. They play good at home – they’re 5-1. They’ve got a good defense. So we’ve got a big challenge, should be fun."

The Dolphins are 6-6 and fighting for their playoff lives, while the Patriots can clinch another AFC East title with a win.

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