These Stats Show Dolphins’ Miracle Vs. Patriots Was Once-In-A-Lifetime Play

by NESN Staff

December 9, 2018

Still stunned from the Miami Dolphins’ improbable 69-yard, multi-lateral touchdown that beat the New England Patriots as time expired?

We hope you’re sitting down.

In case you haven’t heard, the Patriots led the Dolphins by five points when Miami got the ball back with seven seconds left and no timeouts at their own 31-yard line. Ryan Tannehill tossed a pass to Kenny Stills who hauled the pass in short of the 50-yard line. Stills lateraled the ball to DeVante Parker, who turned and pitched it to Kenyan Drake. The Alabama product broke two tackles, got a block and motored down the sideline to score the game-winning touchdown.

So, just how improbable was the Miami Miracle 2.0?

Well, according to ESPN Stats and Info, the Dolphins had a 0.1 percent chance of winning the game before they snapped the ball on the final play.

While it’s obvious Miami had little hope of winning the game, the length of the game-winning score made it all the more unlikely.

It also was a first in franchise history for the Dolphins.

With the win, the Dolphins moved to 7-6 and remain in the hunt for an AFC wild card berth. If the Fins make it to the dance, they’ll look back on a play they call “Boise” as the moment that got them back to the postseason.

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