It was a tough day for the Patriots defense, especially with Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throwing for 324 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill also had a big day with eight catches for 112 yards and one touchdown.
There were some positives in the game.
On offense, the Patriots showed some fight late, but they faced many of the same issues with Mac Jones turning the ball over behind a struggling offensive line with limited offensive weapons.
Fans had varied emotions on Twitter, following the loss, as the Patriots dropped to 2-6 on the season.
The flag was thrown before JuJu Smith-Shuster even stood up. The officials made up a call after the fact. Then the Miami Dolphins players tried to fight the Patriots. Penalty on New England only??? #NEvsMIA
— PatriotsFootballNOW (@PatsFootballNow) October 29, 2023
After 20 years of excellence our New England Patriots were due a good painful rebuild.
And we’re currently in one.
Now we’ll separate the true Pats fans from the plastic glory hunting bandwagoners.#ForeverNE
— Cnutavious Arthur Morgan III 🏳️🌈🇵🇸 (@CnutaviousIii) October 29, 2023
The New England Patriots just got a little closer to that #1 pick 👀🤷♂️
— Cody Lee (@CodyLee1991) October 29, 2023
If Mac Jones never played another down for the New England Patriots I'd be happy.
He isn't good enough. In any way.
It isn't all his fault, but he just isn't a starting calibre quarterback week to week.
— Fake Sens Fan (@SensTown) October 29, 2023
Dear Mr. Kraft: These, your, New England Patriots stink. This is embarrassing. Please do something. Don't let your amazing legacy be tarnished by this dreck. We all know what has to be done. Just do it and get it over with.
— chauncey devega (@chaunceydevega) October 29, 2023
Tannehill you are a New England Patriot pic.twitter.com/XaKR9GVLuA
— ً (@PhoneDaPosites) October 29, 2023
Anyone who is watching this New England Patriots game knows what is happening. Very sad to have your season decimated like this!
— Matt Brownsword (@br0wnsw0rd) October 29, 2023
For my own health and sanity I will refrain from watching any more New England Patriots games til next season. Go Celtics!
— David Keogh (@IamKEEMAN) October 29, 2023
— JaLaunte (@JaLaunte_) October 29, 2023
This team is not good 🤣
— Laking (@LakingBall) October 29, 2023
— Ben (video editor) (@CtrlDub) October 29, 2023
I want caleb williams or drake maye
— -_- (@bostonchips) October 29, 2023
Now that the Patriots season is officially flushed, can we move on from Jones and see if New England has an NFL caliber quarterback on the team.
— William Dalton (@WarnsinDalton) October 29, 2023