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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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Oh. My. God.


what the hell is goin on are we actually playin a good game..is that Ted Ginn? did i just see Ernest Wilford? AM I DREAMING MANDO?

You could see that pass the second Brown rolled left which is his dominant hand. Aaaaamazing!

who was it that hated this formation?

OR 7....

and fred, no offense, but we need you to stop watching games from here on out :) (some atheletes don't change undershirts or socks, we're going to broadcast ban Fred for wins)

And people called me crazy for starting Ronnie in fantasy.... GO FINS!!!!!!!!

Someone posted that play call earlier. Same play as before except have Brown pass it. Nice call whoever it was.




TD pass from Ronnie Brown to Fasano, Pennington lined up as WR. Unbelievable!

Props on this site to whomever mentioned Brown throwing from the formation...granted not to Ginn, for a TD. Great call.




TD pass from Ronnie Brown to Fasano, Pennington lined up as WR. Unbelievable!

Incredible... Even without Brady and Maroney - we are going to hear this whining all week long if the Dolphins hold to win - this is just shocking... Besides the obvious... Good to see them starting to put plays in for Ginn, good running by the Brown\Williams duo, and defense putting pressure on the opponent QB... Great signs of progress...

I would love to see MIA score 50 on these clowns! get some payback for last year!!!

Ronnie Brown, baby!!!!

Hey Chris,
I'm with you man! Whatever it takes for my dolphins to start winning

This is freakin sweet

Andyrew............I started him too!!!!! hhahahahahA

I just figured NE would adjust to that formation...of course, it's responsible for all 4 scores....but, then we just gave up an 81 YD return

now you can talk about our coverage team Hayden !

Is Ronnie Left handed???

Said it earlier, ST coverage still sucks.. oh well...

sorry for that double post... 'net connection flaked on me

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

Nice coverage units.

F*ck. Way to kill the momentum.

Somebody pinch me.......I must be dreaming. Is there any way we can arrange to run it up on Bellicheat, just like that jerk did in Miami last year?

going to the super bowl bishes

Cobbs is killin us on returns

Welker is a cheater.

I like that comment "would've been an interception returned for a touchdown"
Will Allen is a good cover corner, but he ain't intercepting anything without stick-um.

Can we talk about Welker orchestrating that block by the referee??? lol

Wait for the Pats to get breaks and ALL the calls from the refs...

Just saw the score. This isn't some weird "teams switch uniforms" NFL promo week, right?

moss still playing scared and uninspired.

"Props on this site to whomever mentioned Brown throwing from the formation...granted not to Ginn, for a TD. Great call."
woot! I figured they had to do it sooner or later

Yo Strock Baby Wife Just Stormed Out Of The House,please Tell Her 2 Pick Up A Six Pack On The Way Home..

Cassel is not Tom Brady.

good stop baby



Whatever...I have no confidence Matt Cassel can lead a comeback. What do you guys think?

come on O 1 more

now let ginn return

WTF! The official had to help the cheaters by getting out of the way.

the ONE time the official DOESN'T get in the way!!!!!

Bad coverage units, not clutch on defense equals a white knuckled finish.

I don't think Cassel can either, but, I think that we can penalize ourselves to get them back in the game...I hope not

Armando, I agree with you... They need to keep making Cassell work 60-70 yards for a score, he could barely get them to score there playing with a 20 yard field...

Come on Armando!!! It's time for you to run for another TD!

We need to answer with a score here.

Armando,I agree

I saw Cassel play a nice game against the Phins two years ago in Foxboro. Pats have to have momentum. I don't think this game is over...We cannot have a three and out...

Hayden Fox, get the f*ck out of here!

We can't go Wansted conservative now, we have to keep playing the way we have been. No worries though, this will built the character of this team. The Pats got lucky on the return that's all!

We need Ginn to return kicks though

They're definately fired up now...

Why the f@#? isn't Ginn returning kicks???

Why is Bess returning? He is getting handled!!!

Bess sucks.

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