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The bummer: Patriots beat the Dolphins 27-17

FOXBORO, MASS. -- Well, the AFC East suddenly doesn't go through Miami any more.

The Patriots did enough to get out of this game with a 27-17 victory. The Dolphins, meanwhile, did just enough to go home with another L on their record.

Very disappointed in the defense. It never seems to be good enough.

Very disappointed in defensive coaching. You're going to cover Randy Moss man-to-man all day long? Really?

Vontae Davis had his moments doing that assignment, no disrespect. But he needs help like any other mortal.

But Moss had six catches for a 147-yard day, including a 71-yard TD catch. Wes Welker has nine more receptions.

Tom Brady completed 25 of 37 attempts for 332 yards with one TD and one interception.

Chad Henne wasn't up to the challenge today. He completed about as many passes as he didn't. He didn't throw a touchdown. That's not good enough when you're counterpart is Brady.

Henne completed 19 of 34 for 219 yards and a 75.5 quarterback rating.

The Dolphins are 3-5, equaling the number of losses from a season ago.

The Patriots lead the AFC East with a 6-2 record.