Patriots Make Sushi Out of the Miami Dolphins in Historic Win for Robert Kraft's Team
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The cries of “the Patriots season is over!” “Tom Brady is done!” and “end of a dynasty” were smothered on Sunday when New England dominated the Miami Dolphins in a monumental 37-7 win over the previously unbeaten team.
FINAL: @Patriots roll in Foxborough. #MIAvsNE #GoPats pic.twitter.com/fMo5jyJEnX— NFL (@NFL) September 30, 2018
The Pats haven’t lost three games in a row since 2002 and they weren’t gonna end that streak this week, firing back after two losses on the road for an explosive comeback at Gillette.
Deep into the third quarter as they were blowing out the Dolphins, the Patriots were actually the only team to score any points in the AFC East that day. The Jets were being grounded by Calais Campbell and the Jaguars defense, and after shocking the Vikings (and demolishing millions of suicide pools) last week, the Bills remembered that they were … the Bills and got shutout but the Packers..
“Over the hill” Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns, spreading the love between James White, Sony Michel and Phillip Dorsett.
Michel is now the first Pats rookie to rush for 100 yards since Brandon Bolden on Sept. 30, 2012.
One for the books. @Flyguy2stackz's first career TD.#MIAvsNE | #GoPats pic.twitter.com/CSg3PRM6mS— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 30, 2018
Gronk had four catches for 44-yards before leaving the game in the third quarter with a reported ankle injury. With the Pats up 31-0 at the time, they could afford to be cautious with the league’s top tight end especially heading into TNF later this week.
Making his highly-anticipated debut in a Patriots No. 10 jersey, wide receiver Josh Gordon, finished with two receptions for 32 yards.
.@Josh_GordonXII's first catch with the @Patriots!— NFL (@NFL) September 30, 2018
First down! #MIAvsNE
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“It’s awesome catching a pass from Tom at any point in time,” Gordon said after catching both his passes from TB12, according to Boston.com. “He’s been rooting for me. It’s been awesome to have his support and his love, as well as the rest of the teammates and staff here. Tom’s a passionate guy, and I love that and I love the game of football. I think we’re gonna mesh just fine.”
Following repeated laments of “what’s happened to our defense?” from fans, the Pats D smothered Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill all game, forcing an interception by rookie J.C. Jackson.
In fact, the only TD the Dolphins scored was from backup Brock Osweiler to Frank Gore with 2:42 left on the clock.
While the Gronk Nation crew was up in a suite popping bottles to celebrate Matt Light’s induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame, the current players weren’t taking their foot off the gas just yet.
“We haven’t played well the last two weeks, and I know we talked a lot about the things we need to do better, and we need to carry them over from week to week,” the always-focused Brady told reporters after the game.
Sunday’s victory was also a historic one for owner Robert Kraft, marking his 300th win since buying the team in 1994 (before that, he’d been a season ticket holder since 1971).
That makes him the fastest owner in the NFL history to reach that mark as it only took him 432 games in 25 years of ownership.
The fastest ever to 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ wins. pic.twitter.com/6b86SDi97L— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 30, 2018
The Patriots now have a short week at home before taking on the Indianapolis Colts - who just lost 34-37 to the Texans - on Thursday night.
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