Chung was all over the field on Monday night. He registered five tackles (four solo) during the game but spent most of his time playing over the top of the defense in support of New England's inexperienced corners.
I think he's already surpassed Meriweather as the best safety on the team. Considering Meriweather made the pro bowl last season, that's high praise. The two of them together are developing into one of the league's best tandems of safeties.
Chung took the game into his own hands, starting on Miami's first possession of the second half.
His blocked punt gave the Patriots the ball at the Dolphins' 15-yard line. Two plays later they scored a touchdown, taking a 20-7 lead
He wasn't finished yet. Miami attempted a field goal to pull within 10 points. Instead Chung flew into the backfield so quickly he almost took a football to the gut. It was an "in your face" block. Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter had no chance.
Kyle Arrington recovered the ball and took it to the house for a touchdown and a 20-point New England lead.
To erase any chance of a Miami comeback, Chung intercepted a pass over the middle of the field and ran it back 51 yards for another score.
Patriots 41, Dolphins 14.
Points created by Patrick Chung, 21.