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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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Who's wearing PORTER'S JERSEY?

Mando is probably giving himself credit for the Dolphins 3 touchdowns.

lets hear from mr "Fire Dan Henning Now", been pretty quiet today so far!!

sack! Porter stuffs Cassel!

Pittsburgh version of Joey Porter in the house,,possible screwy day..the Bengals are hanging with the Giants...hahahaha the Patriots are getting booed.

WOW, NE fans are booing!!!! Amazing

Best half of football in 2 years... can we call the game now?

we get the ball too. this is finally fun

That Porter sack was nasty!

Something must be wrong with my computer.....I thought I just saw the Dolphins were winning.

Thanks Mando, we couldn't have done it without you.

Help Me Iam In A Bazzarro World

IS TODAY APRIL FOOL'S DAY?

New England fans are booing?

What a bunch of bandwagon jumping, unappreciative crap fans.

Yea, Yea i know the dolphins lead the league in band wagon fans.

But.... Their team just came off an 18-1 season and they're booing?

lmfao

Dan Marino can finally smile on the Half-time Report!

Porter: "I just know (Cassel) is not a Tom Brady. If it's not Tom Brady, it shouldn't be that hard..."

I just got off your wife lil mikey.
She is limpin home as fast as she can.

mando give the phins some credit you and every talking head clown on TV were picking them to get crushed today!

The Phins still cannot get big plays in any of the three phases. That will be our undoing.

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 :(

Maybe we'll see another snap to Ronnie, and then he'll throw it deep to Ginn, hmmmm

I Wish I Wasnt Drinking

Never in my wildest dreams saw this coming....

"The Phins still cannot get big plays in any of the three phases. That will be our undoing."

I guess you missed some of those nice passes pennington was making.

forget u hayden fox we're winning this game

isnt it great not hearing any of the haters, f**kin brilliant, bet they're just waitin by their sad little keyboards in case we slip up, bunch of pathetic losers. Yay fins lets go Miami crush these patriots!!

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

Like i said Hayden Fox seems to be talking without knowing anything about football.
Classic armchair GM/coach/QB/whine-ass.
Ignore him, probably an in the closet patsy

Wow,

This looks like a totally different team this week. Perhaps Spirano should pull more sleepless night !!!!

Lets go Dolfins !!!!!

21-6 at halftime, and still criticizing the team for not getting big plays... After last week's performance, all I was hoping was that this was still a game by halftime... What we have seen so far is awesome...

No suprise Pat's fans are booing. I have been there when they have boo'd Brady for an INT when they were winning...They are lousy fans...

Win or lose today, the Phins have played wonderfully so far. Definite signs of improvement today. The team is starting to play as a TEAM in all phases of the game. I'm very proud of them.

Hey David...those are not "big plays" that score. When was the last catch and run for a TD we have had in the last 20 games. How about a "bomb" for a TD. A pick six from the "d".

I guess a team that has been 1-20 in last few should be able to just celebrate in the next half eh? It is just the Patriots, I guess.

Unreal just watch.

Thanks D Strock,u Da Man,i Cant Find My Blue Pill And Iam Way 2 Drunk Anyway I Keep Looking At The Tv In A Drunken Stuper And I Think It Says Miamis Winning,thanks Again Bro

I'm man enough to admit Pennington played well in 1st half.

I "LOVE" that direct snap play to Brown for the run or for the reverse to Ricky.

Guess Tony Spirano came up with that one at 3 am in the morning last week !!!

Good job TONY !!!!! We finally have a coach with HEART !!!!

Is that you Mando?

Hope they stay aggressive and do not just run down the gut

we need another TD here break their will! then hit cassel in the mouth hard!

AND we get the ball in the second half

What should we do on offense?

Too conservative in this start...

I say put the ball in Chad's hands.

quit whining Hayden
pennington is hitting 11+ yards per attempt and 13+ yards per completion
5 20+ yard plays
Long passes of 33, 23, 21, long run of 28. 3scks in the half, and an int.
Do you even know what a big play is?
I thought not.
Next you'll say that pennington having 2 incompletions total in the first half will cause us to lose.

Get a grip dude.
Stuff it, watch, and maybe someday you'll learn football.

The Dolphins don't convert that third down play but notice they moved the pocket to keep Pennington away from a sack and fumble that could change MOE

Too many people celebrating on this website. I am sure this game ain't over.

That was a phenomenal punt.

I think this drive is critical to momentum...

Dolphins clearly outcoached Belichick and Co. in the first half. Stunning part was the Patriots did not adjust during the first half. We'll see if they adjusted at halftime.

Hayden, we all know the Dolphins are still lacking in a lot of areas... With a 1-20 record, what did you expect? The point here is that the team, at least in the first half, showed some progress, which in reality is all we can ask for in this entire season - a sign that they are heading in the right direction... Anything else would be foolish to expect with the amount of roster changes they had to make from last season, and still have to make going forward

if ur not a phin fan get off the blog fox

This is a work in progress, and we might be fighting a team that isn't very inspired (as much as Bellicheck ever allows them to be uninspired) but it's still a team that one it's last what? 21 regular season games?

We're not going to the SB this year, but we're showing we're starting to figure it out right now, enjoy it.

Not to be ignorant, but why do you think moving the offensive lineman around during the game has been successful?

It's JOEY time, baby!!!

I think people are celebrating because this is so unexpected. You have to say the team has made progress this week ... even if it doesn't win.

I love ya lil mikey.
Close one eye...it's 21-6 FINS and Joey "Potter" shut up and put his helmet on for a change....

GO FISH!!! P-A-T-S suk suk suk.

3rd Down! hit this fool hard!

Alex, forgive me I live in freaking, New England.

another possible INT..

Excellent stop

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