A Tale Of 2 Halves: Patriots Overcome Slow Start To Beat Dolphins

October 28, 2013 1:00 PM
A Tale Of 2 Halves: Patriots Overcome Slow Start To Beat Dolphins
By Gregory Hunt

" When quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception on his first pass of the game, it looked like it was going to be a long day for the New England Patriots. But after spotting the Miami Dolphins a two-touchdown lead, New England outscored Miami 24-0 in the second half to come away with a 27-17 victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The victory improved New England’s record to 6-2, two games over the second-place New York Jets in the AFC East.

Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots sacks Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins (Credit, Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Offense Grade: C

In spite of the win, Patriots Nation still has great reason to be concerned about the play of Brady. When Brady’s first pass attempt of the game was intercepted, it was because he threw the ball behind tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had a step on Miami cornerback┬áDimitri Patterson. Instead, Patterson came up with the ball and it led to a 40-yard touchdown drive for Miami. In the second quarter, Brady tried to force a deep pass to a triple-teamed Gronkowski "

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