Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 238 yards in leading the New England Patriots to a 23-16 win over the Miami Dolphins and their fourth consecutive division title.

The Patriots (9-3) clinched the American Football Conference (AFC) East Division title and a spot in the playoffs with Sunday's win.

Brady completed 24 of 40 passes for 238 yards, with one touchdown and an interception.

The star quarterback connected with wide receiver Wes Welker on a 7-yard scoring pass in the 2nd quarter.

The Patriots are on a six-game winning streak and have assured themselves of their 12th consecutive winning season.

The Dolphins (5-7) were led by rookied quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who completed 13 of 29 passes for 186 yards.

The Dolphins are pretty much out of the playoff picture. EFE