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Upset special: Dolphins blow out NE, 38-13!

FOXBORO -- The Dolphins out-coached, outplayed, out-thought, out-executed, you name it they did it to the Patriots today. But mostly they administered a beatdown on New England, 38-13 the stirring result.

New England coach Bill Belicheat agreed with me.

"I thought that Miami played a real good football game," he said. "They did everything a lot better than we did. They outplayed us. They out-coached us. They certainly dominated on offense and defense. I thought we were competitive in the kicking game but that was about it, not on the offensive or defensive sides of the ball."

Ronnie Brown went crazy on the Patriots defense. Using what the Dolphins refer to as the "Wildcat" formation in which Brown lines up in shotgun and either runs, hands off or passes, the running back scored four touchdowns, threw for another touchdown and gained a game-high113 yards on 17 carries.

Ricky Williams contributed 98 yards on 16 carries. Wow.

Brown had TD runs of 62 yards, 5 yards, 15 yards and 2 yards -- all of them out of the "Wildcat" formation. Miami's other points came on a 39-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter.

Although the Patriots scored their first TD of the day on a Matt Cassel pass, the Dolphins defense clearly outplayed New England offense also. New England's TD was made possible primarily because Ellis Hobbs returned a kickoff 81 yards.

That kickoff came after Ronnie Brown threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano to give the Dolphins a 28-6 lead. That is not a misprint. Brown, who ran for three previous scores, lined up in the shotgun and took the direct snap. He rolled left, which is his dominant hand, and pass to Fasano.

The Dolphins have clearly found a chink in the New England defense's armor as Brown tied the team record for rushing TDs in a game with three.

Brown scored from 5 yards out iwth :54 seconds to play in the half. Three of the scores have come on a play in which Brown takes a direct snap from center as Chad Pennington lines up at WR. Brown simply keeps the ball and finds a running lane that one can fit a truck through. He's done this twice. The third time he passed.

New England early on was able to match Miami score for score. The difference was Miami was scoring touchdowns. New England has two field goals.

So the score here is 21-6 so far after Stephen Gostkowski connected on his second field goal of the day.

Ronnie Brown is on a tear! He went over from 15 yards out for his second touchdown of the day as the Dolphins stretched their lead over New England to 14-3 in the second quarter.

The Miami TD answered a 37-yard field goal by Gostkowski that New England used to close the gap with the Dolphins to 7-3 early in the second quarter.

The Dolphins took a 7-0 lead when Brown took a direct snap from center and ran in from 2 yards in the first quarter.

The Dolphins have shown a lot of fight so far. They got their first interception of the season -- that by Randy Starks -- to stop a first quarter New England drive. Then the Dolphins drove 74 yards for the go-ahead TD.

It was the first time this season the Patriots have allowed a first-quarter touchdown and the first time this year Miami takes a lead in a game. Anthony Fasano caught passes of 23 and 24 yards on the drive to help the Dolphins.

It's a beautiful day for a live blog and we will have that in the comment section today.

Meanwhile the news today is that Brown got his first start of the season ahead of Ricky Williams at running back.

As reported in this blog often this week, Renaldo Hill is starting for Chris Crocker at free safety.

I ran into future Dolphins owner and current partner Stephen Ross before the game. He is here. It is interesting, to me at least, that Wayne Huizenga is not here and I didn't see him on the road last week, either. I don't know what that means, but I just figured you'd like to know.

For the Patriots, meanwhile, starting running back Laurence Maroney is out. Backup Lamont Jordan is questionable. The starter will be former Dolphins running back Sammy Morris.


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please don't let sarah palin in office----vote for barack!!

Any given Sunday: 'Zona kicks Phins one week, Phins kick Patriots next whilst "zona get's killed by 'Skins.


Mr. X, I just want to be sure. Don't take offense. I live in enemy territory. Trust me, I will get my licks in up here. Call in shows, voice mails, emails to ALL the media. I do not have a life, but I am effective with such measures.


Almost at 200 yds rushing!

Passed 400 yards on offense, nice.

Go Ricky! Maybe they Ronnie and Ricky can both get 100 yards!

Just keep feeding Ricky the ball...more he runs, stronger he gets.

time for the ronnie and ricky show

This is too foreign for me to handle, it's like christmas come early!!!!!! Ricky of old is here (and last year's pre-injury ronnie i might add)

I'm going to score two more times

FYI, 4 rushing TD's is a Miami record.
Think Henne comes in next drive?

How about a play action? Would love to stick it in their faces like they did to the Dolphins last year when they played at Miami

Barack is a fraud.Wont release his sat or lsat scores.
FIns sre unbelievable today

Hey ESPN NFL live dummies.. I guess YOU WERE WRONG>> Joey Porter and the Fins got to laugh last... Now go and kiss Ronnie and Joey's ass and name them the prime time players

Ricky needs 2 years to get to 100 too


best game in 6 years

Screw ESPN AND nobody talks about him, TOM WADDLE, he is a jack ass.

>Trust me, I will get my licks in up here.

Kick some butt, Mr H!

lol back-up QB coming in, i love it!!!!!

Steve B.

At least he knows what the Bush doctrine is and understands that our economic fundamentals are not sound! To heck with his scores...

Go Barack and Go Dolphins!


Miami has the Dolphins
the greatest football team!!!

Trouble in Patriots Nation!!!

already retired one qb so far

Watching this game was worth the $289 for Sunday Ticket! Thanks so much Dolphins for finally giving me something to cheer about!

Patriots switching QBs and he gets greeted with cheers.

Is Kevin O'Connell an actor?

Steve B---mccain graduated 894 out of 897 in his class..... they guy is Bush III

or are you a W lover also?

New QB in the game, PICK 6 TIME!!!

By the way, Chad Henne is also going to get into this game. He's warming up.

Time to get Pennington out of the game...Henne time, I think!

Reminds me of the Bears game 2 years ago... Hope they can keep momentum better than back then...

Joey Porter Defensive player of the week

Ronnie Brown Offensive????

(this game will get him looks for pro bowl)

Finsfandmanda that is best quote of the day.

Palin will get stomped in debate and the glory will fade for her...guarantee it

Wow... Joey Porter... Unbelievable

I think it's safe to say that Ronnie Brown will be winning the AFC Player of the Week. Maybe even of the NFL. Who would have thought that after reading Mando's article today! :)

Porter again! Hit this O'Connell fool make hit cough it up. Would love to see another TD for MIA...

Porter really brought his A game today. Way back up your words, baby!

nice way to go into the off-week

Ummm, why do politics always seep into this blog...NONE of them will make a difference, EVER! Who cares!

barack/biden=economic recovery
mccain/palin=democratic communism



Brown could be the Offense Player of the Week, and Porter could be the Defensive POW

IF Palin can play receiver or Biden, Obama or McCain, I would take them.

It's henne time. Take a few deep shots here!



What a relief, finally!

Also on McCain-Palin. I'd never vote Republican after the way they've run this country down but I may still order the Palin blowup doll.

Wear the colors proud this week, stick it to your bandwagon patriot friends.... DOLPHINS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

It's nice to have a Miami QB doing mop up work during a win, not a loss.

we finally win

Give it to Ricky one more time

i'd rather have the palin blow up doll in office than palin herself...go obama/biden


Where r u?

let's get 45!

Whens the last time you saw a coach get a gatorade shower in miami??????

Cracking open a beer, this is going to go down real smooth...

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