After locking up the No. 1 seed, it wasn't all hugs and hand-pounds for the Patriots in Miami.
LeGarrette Blount was not happy when he reflected upon a facemask penalty he was assessed in the fourth quarter of New England's 35-14 win over the Dolphins. He grabbed at Ndamukong Suh's helmet following a Patriots two-yard run, it appeared, because Suh shoved Blount after the whistle.
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When the game was over, Blount showed no remorse for his retaliation, calling Suh a "dirty player."
"He's a dirty player. He's always been a dirty player. He's gonna always be a dirty player," Blount told WBZ's Steve Burton. "There's no room in the game for that, and at some point in time, guys have to defend themselves when they're doing things that he does . . . All in all, he got his ass beat. They lost. He ran into the ocker room after the game. We're good."
In the second quarter, Suh was called for an encroachment penalty when he toppled center David Andrews before the snap. Suh also mixed it up with Patriots players between plays near the Dolphins goal line late in the fourth quarter.