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Patriots - Dolphins Week 14 Monday Night Football open thread

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An AFC game where you get to see a team you don’t like lose, either way.

NFL: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

On one hand, watching the New England Patriots lose to the Miami Dolphins would feel pretty sweet for a Falcons fan, given that this team has been on the wrong end of two deeply unfortunate losses in less than a calendar thanks to the official team of Dunkin’ Donuts.

On the other hand, the Falcons’ defining loss this season was probably to the Dolphins, a team that had absolutely no business beating Atlanta and did so anyways. If you reverse just that one single game, the Falcons are first in the NFC South right now and we’re worrying a lot more about how they might lose the division title than what they have to do just to get into the playoffs. That was a huge, pivotal loss.

Either way, though, a team you’re unhappy with is going to lose tonight. Perhaps that will be reason enough to watch and enjoy.