Miami drove down the field on their opening drive, but New England blocked the field goal and returned it for a touchdown. They seemed to have the game under control, but the Dolphins scored 10 unanswered points to close the half and make it a 14-13 game at the break. The game remained close for most of the third quarter, but the Patriots pulled away late in the third to turn this into a blowout.
The Patriots scored 17 points in a 3:14 stretch late in that third quarter, turning this game from a 21-13 dogfight into a 38-13 blowout.
Six. That's how many years it has been since the Dolphins last beat the Patriots in New England, a streak that will continue for another year.
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Tom Brady was his usual dominant self, passing for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Rob Gronkowski also stepped up, catching three passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, all of which came in the third quarter.
Wide receiver Mike Wallace was Miami's only productive offensive player in this one, finishing with five receptions for 104 yards and an incredible one-handed touchdown catch.
New England hits the road to face the Jets next Sunday, while Miami returns home to fave the Minnesota Vikings.Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed