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Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 1 – Dolphins Defeat Patriots in Dramatic Fashion

By on December 31, 2013 at 10:59 am

Thomas INtIn dramatic fashion, the Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 24-20 in front of a packed house on December 15th to earn the No. 1 Moment at Sun Life Stadium in 2013.

Down 20-17 late in the game, quarterback Ryan Tannehil drove the Dolphins down the field in under three minutes, over the course of nine plays, capping off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass to running back Marcus Thigpen to go ahead 24-20.  Tannehill finished the day with 312 yards passing, completing 25 of 37 passes for three touchdowns.

With 1:15 remaining on the clock, the Patriots drove 66 yards down to the Miami 14-yard line, but it was there that the Dolphins stingy defense thwarted Tom Brady’s comeback bid.  On fourth-and-5, newly acquired safety Michael Thomas intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the endzone to seal the victory.

Thomas, the game’s unlikely hero who was signed off the 49ers practice squad earlier in the week, was playing in his first NFL game.  Following his game winning interception, Thomas was swarmed by teammates celebrating in the endzone.

The emotional victory for the Miami Dolphins in front of their home crowd garners the No. 1 Moment at Sun Life Stadium in 2013

Event Calendar
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April 26th
Miami Auto Fest

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May 3rd
The Walking Dead Escape

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May 17th
Haitian Compas Festival

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May 31st
Run Or Dye 5K

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June 4th
England vs. Ecuador

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June 7th
England vs Honduras

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August 4th
International Champions Cup Finals

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September 6th
Florida A&M vs. University of Miami

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September 13th
Arkansas State vs. University of Miami

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September 27th
Duke vs. University of Miami

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October 5
One Direction

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October 11th
Cincinnati vs. University of Miami

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November 1st
North Carolina vs. University of Miami

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November 15th
Florida State vs. University of Miami

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November 29th
Pittsburgh vs. University of Miami