Dolphins eliminate Patriots from playoff race with 22-12 win

Salvon Ahmed, Matt Breida run all over New England, ending streak of 11 consecutive postseason appearances
Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed vs. New England Patriots in 20202
Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 16:56:58-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Undrafted rookie Salvon Ahmed and veteran Matt Breida combined for 208 yards rushing to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 22-12 victory over the New England Patriots.

The Patriots were eliminated from playoff contention, ending their NFL-record run of 11 consecutive postseason appearances.

The Dolphins entered the game last in the league in yards per carry, and Ahmed became their first 100-yard rusher since 2018, totaling 122 yards and scoring a 2-point conversion on a trick play.

Breida added 86 yards and the Dolphins totaled a season-high 250.