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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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its workin baby my prayer is workin

Who put Ricky in there?

Great throw and catch! Go Pennington, Go Camarillo!

that link comes up dead in window media player//thank you though

anyone else have a stream please

camarrillo is playing more like a #9 overall pick than that bust ginn...

The Dolphins are killing NE with the TEs across the middle.

Killin' em with TE's!


Where can I listen to this game online? I live on the west coast

yea baby lets go MIAMI

Got NE to burn ANOTHER TO...

Guys Its Only The Second Qtr,plenty Of Time 4 The Wannstadtt Curse To Kick In

Dolphins continue using the hurry-up two minute flow offense, whatever you want to call it. It is working.

Looks like Pennington is getting lots of time back there

I suspect a blitz is coming...draw play?

What team is this, this nothing like the first two weeks. What is up with Yeremiah Bell? He is all over the place. Awsome!!!!!

Did I just see a play designed specifically for Ginn?

3rd and short...draw now?

SPREAD THE FIELD here. do not man up

Ronnie Brown!!!!

TD O MY Goodness




Whos Playen New England?



If ellis hobbs were a women he'd be heading to a crises center right now.

This is the best they've looked in years.


Can everyone, including you Mando, stop calling Ronnie a bust. He is a freak and DBs fear him

oh my god. i swear if my alarm goes off in a few minutes and wakes me up ill be pissed.

Good one Master


Wh ydo we have to have a herald reporter who gives us no love? it if was NE running this offense he would go on and on ...who pays you? The Boston Herald?

Special teams coverage still lacking...

this cassel guy ain't that good, MIA has a prime opportunity here to pound NE.


What to hold that edge Matt Roth...

Losing way too much field position

get this stop

How many of you now believe that Miami can win this game? Why?



trying this link again for good stream tv


Renaldo Hill has a pass in his hands that should have been an INT. But he drops it and Welker picks it out of the air for 23 yard gain.

mando this is the best we've looked in a LONG time as far as offense goes..and with Matt Cassel in there..we have the best chance NOW

WTF!!! don't give them anything! make a play Hill!!!

what a hit on hobbs...Ronnie is BACK

Chris Crocker made a PLAY!

The secordary is playing "far much better", LOL

Gostkowski with a 44 yard FG.

we need to run some clock and finish the half with a score...

That Hill would-be pick should have gone back at least 50 yards...We never can make big plays.


that 6 points that we gave them off of our mistakes. let go O

Damn Renaldo Hill, costing us 3 points.

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