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October 21, 2007
Patriots 49, Dolphins 28
Tom Brady threw a Patriots franchise record six touchdown passes, five of them in the first half, as the 7-0 New England Patriots rolled over the 0-7 Miami Dolphins, 49-28, today in Miami. The win gave the Patriots their best start in franchise history.
Brady threw two touchdowns each to Randy Moss and Wes Welker, and one each to Donte Stallworth and Kyle Brady. He did not throw an interception, leaving him with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions on the season so far. He completed 21 of 25 passes for 354 yards.
Brady left the game after completing New England's final drive of the third quarter, but returned after backup Matt Cassel -- on just his third play of the game -- threw an interception that Jason Taylor returned for a Miami touchdown, making the score 42-21. Brady promptly led the Patriots on a four-play, 59-yard drive that ended in a 16-yard touchdown toss to Welker.
Third-string quarterback Matt Gutierrez finished things up for the Patriots.
Willie Andrews, a second-year backup cornerback, had his proudest moment as a pro, returning a short kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter, after Miami had pulled to within 14-7. It was Andrews' first NFL touchdown.
Projo.com will have much more Patriots coverage all night long. We'll post game reports from Miami as we get them, with our full report online by about 8:30 tonight. We'll also bring you a gallery of Glenn Osmundson's photos.
For now, we invite you to answer this question: Were the Patriots trying to humiliate the Dolphins today?
Posted by Mike McDermott at 4:05 PM | Permalink
I DON'T THINK SO. NFL TEAMS CAN COME BACK, YOU
CAN'T GIVE THEM THE CHANCE.
AGAIN I SAY THAT THE PATS NEED TO IMPROVE THEIR
PASS DEFENSE, IT'S THE ONLY SOFT SPOT ON THE
Posted by: ED VIITA at October 21, 2007 6:42 PM