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Patriots vs Dolphins advanced stats: New England’s running game, secondary dominate

The New England Patriots have opened the regular season with a 1-0 record, thanks to a 21-11 opening day victory over the visiting Miami Dolphins. That win saw an encouraging performance on both offense and defense, as the Patriots’ running game and pass coverage in particular stood out on Sunday — something the statistics behind the game confirms.

Before taking a look at them, however, we will have to explain two of the categories you will meet here that extend beyond conventional statistics: