Thursday Night Football: Patriots Hammer Dolphins 36-7 In Lopsided AFC East Clash

The Miami Dolphins came into Thursday night's game riding a wave of momentum under interim head coach Dan Campbell. Just like they've done to so many teams before, the New England Patriots stopped that momentum dead.

New England harrassed Miami QB Ryan Tannehill all day long, got their normal fix of big plays on offense and dismantled the Dolphins 29-7 in front of their home crowd in Foxboro.

While the Pats (7-0) only picked up four sacks on the day, they wore down the Dolphins' (3-4) offensive line all day long and forced Tannehill to throw to his check-down options along with making critical mistakes. Tannehill's two interceptions halted promising Miami possessions and visibly took the life right out of the Miami sideline.

On the other side, Tom Brady sparkled again -- going 26-of-38 for 356 yards and four touchdowns. He connected with Julian Edelman on scores twice, along with hitting Rob Gronkowski and Dion Lewis for tallies. The three combined for 19 receptions and 287 total yards.

The Patriots have scored in 27 straight quarters, with the first quarter of their opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers standing as their only scoreless frame of the year so far. It's the longest such streak in the NFL in ten years. They've also swept the division on the first go-around with this win added to previous victories over the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

The Dolphins are now 0-3 in the division.

New England will stay at home this week before hosting the Washington Redskins on November 8th. Miami will prep for a critical AFC East at the Bills on the same day.


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