The divisional round of the NFL playoffs are looking different this year. The Titans defeated the New England Patriots 20-13.
Social media has given Miami credit for an assist in taking down the evil empire.
Not Peyton Manning
Not Aaron Rodgers
Not Drew Brees
But the 2 all time greats Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Tannehill take down Tom Brady and the Patriots 20 year Dynasty pic.twitter.com/hNcE997MFN
— Barstool Drew (@BarstoolDW) January 5, 2020
Week 17: Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins upset the Pats to take away their bye
Wild Card: Ryan Tannehill’s Titans beat them to knock them out of the playoffs
Both games in New England.
Current and former Dolphins getting revenge on the Patriots. pic.twitter.com/4SL5XuUS9K
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 5, 2020
It didn’t take long for the internet to take it a step farther with photoshop.
— Anthony (@AntV2103) January 5, 2020
— Anthony Lobevero (@alobevero24) January 5, 2020
The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 27-24 in Week 17 of the regular season, which dropped New England to the third seed in the AFC playoff picture. The Patriots also lost a bye and was forced to play a feisty Titans team that has the running game and defense to win on the road.
Even coaches praised the Dolphins for the Week 17 win.
— Mitchel Summers (@WIBWMitchel) December 30, 2019
The Dolphins spent the year transitioning from the worst team in the NFL to a competitive bunch that won five of its last nine games. Miami also defeated two division champions in the month of December (New England and Philadelphia).
However, this is far from the end of New England. Tom Brady has said that he isn’t going to retire and will likely be back next season, but it remains up in the air if the Patriots will give him the contract he is searching for.
It is also up to the Miami Dolphins to carry the current momentum into 2020. If the Dolphins can hit on most of their war chest of draft picks and make some strong decisions in free agency, Brian Flores will have the opportunity to fight for an AFC East crown that looks like it may be up for grabs.