FOXBOROUGH – Tom Brady pitched for 274 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots gave the Miami Dolphins their first loss of the season with a dripping 38-7 this Sunday.
This denied the Dolphins their first 4-0 start since last season's head coach Hall of Fame, Don Shula, in 1995.
Brady improved his record to 15-1 as a starter against Miami.
However, New England lost one of its best players in the process. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, one of Brady & # 39; s favorite targets, left the game in the third quarter with a right ankle injury and did not come back.
It affected New England a bit in the afternoon when it showed the consistency on both sides of the ball that was missed in successive losses to Jacksonville and Detroit. Since 2002, the Patriots are 7-0 after consecutive defeats.
In their two losses, New England's attack struggled to find their rhythm and hold series in third place.
They both benefited on Sunday from a Dolphin defense that could not match the pace of the Patriots.
James White is played back with touchdowns on the floor and in the air. The rookie runner Sony Michel had 25 carries for 112 yards and the first touchdown of his career.
Miami had problems in each of the stages of the game and looked like the team that lost 10 consecutive away games in New England.
Ryan Tannehill ended with 11 completions in 20 attempts for 100 yards and one interception. It was released in the fourth quarter to make way for Brock Osweiler, who came into contact with Frank Gore for a 6 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, Miami's only landing.
Miami barely converted three of the 11 third-down attempts and just reached 172 total yards. The dolphins also had two episodes.
The dolphins had a good start at the defense and intercepted Brady in his second possession.
But after a quick punt by the dolphins, the Patriots recovered with a 55 yard touchdown pass from Brady to Cordarrelle Patterson to take a 10-0 lead.
The 55-yard pass was the longest season of the season for New England. Patterson caught the pass over his shoulder by the side and defeated the deep T.J. McDonald to find the free way to the diagonals.
Later in the second quarter, Tannehill lost early in the series a center that was reclaimed by Patriots' linebacker, Kyle Van Noy at Dolphins & # 39; 2. White scored on a run of the next game and got a 17-0.
The patriots finished half with a series of 15 plays and 85 yards culminating with an acrobatic reception by Phillip Dorsett for a touchdown.
Dorsett, who had no prescription in last week's loss in Detroit, ended with four receptions for 55 yards.