Pats rally past Dolphins, lock up bye

Tom Brady recorded three second-half 24, at Gillette Stadium.

Brady connected on a scoring strike to Deion Branch and tied his career high with two TD runs for the Patriots (12-3), who erased a 17-0 halftime deficit to secure a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs.

Matt Moore threw three touchdown passes for Miami (5-10), including a 15- yarder to Davone Bess with 1:48 to play.