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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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Ginn on returns.

Let's go Dolphins, LET'S GO!!!!!!

Bess is pedistrian at best on returns.

I agree with previous comments, don't know why Ginn is not returning kicks.. Bess is solid, but does not seem to have a burst...

Put that pot smoker on the shelf!

It's RONNIE time!!!

who is this ginn guy?

the Dolphins use the same direct snap to Brown they used for one TD but this time they handed off to Williams, who fell before he was touched.

Guess that's one reason Brown got the start ahead of Williams.

Armando, to answer your previous question I believe the Fins can win because I am a fan and believe my Fins can win every week. That being said, the Fins haven't shown us in a very long time that they are capable of very much. We haven't seen them play with a lead this season so I don't think any of us can qualify any belief whether or not they can win. I believe they can win because I am going to hope for their very best. GO FINS!

Ginn has landed baby

Ted Ginn and his Family finally make a catch.

Teddy has more receptions this week than the last 2, lol..

Sneak it...do not get too tricky

Ginn is in the game plan..to return may burn him out..if you throw a ball to a player...then a guy like Ginn can play at a high level..if you never throw it that way...what do you expect leave Ginn alone

Can someone explain to me why Ronnie isn't in the game right now?

PA touchdown right now.


Penny is SHREDING the NE seondary

Camarillo is quickly becoming Pennington's go-to guy.

Can Someone explain y it looks so easy?

Think Chad has seen Bellechick's defense before?

Since when is Tom Brady on the Dolphins?

The OL is doing a great job today, seems like Pennington has a lot of time in that pocket.. and that is one of the best defenses up front in the league

They really should start running Brown up the gut now, so in the 4th he can run at will


The question is what is wrong with NE? Man do they suck!!!

You know, it looks like Ricky is doing OK. If we keep a lead and he and Ronnie are fresh in the 4th quarter, it could be a long painful afternoon for the Pats' D.


Run Ricky Run!!!!


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OMFG!!!! RICKY!!!!

Ricky! Ricky!

How long till they figure that formation out?

well, until they do figure it out... USE IT

I hope they abandon it at the half...I'm sure NE will adjust

Bellechick can't figure out our new signals on D so se can't call the right plays on O.

Cannot force the issue at the end of the half. Take the three points.

If we get a TD here, all we have to do is run the next 2 quarters!

Pennington is a GOD!

NO way do you take the three points - force the issue, you know NE will score points in the second half... Kick them while they are down

What's the SCORE?

OMFG THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ronnie does it AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's da SCORE?


Game over!

21-6, Ronnie just scored his 3rd TD of the day.



How are the direct snap plays looking? Are they all Ronnie taking the snap and Ricky in the backfield too? I'm in NY and can't watch, only got to see a highlight of the first TD :(

Can we get a damn turnover in a big spot. Something big.

Too bad they scored too soon, left 1 minute on the clock


Funny HF talks alot of smack and ends up wrong each time.
I kinda like that formation, they can do a reverse or double ending with pennington having the ball ready to pass


too much time left on the clock


Porter sack 2! He's takin' Taylor's job embarrassing the Pats!

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