Joe Philbin said he had Ryan Tannehill spike the ball with 1:01 left after a fourth-and-10 completion last week to Baltimore's 35. Brady completed a pass to Julian Edleman with 1:06 left at the New Orleans' 47. He didn't spike the ball and waste a down. He threw 15 yards to Austin Collie with 44 seconds left. Again, he didn't spike the ball. He threw a pass to Aaron Dobson for 6 yards and Dobson got out of bounds. There was a difference - the Dolphins just needed a field goal to win and Brady needed a touchdown. But he didn't waste plays or downs.
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