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What about them Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots today, 38-13. In 2007 the Dolphins were the worst team in the NFL, finishing 1-15. The Patriots did the exact opposite. They had a perfect 16-0 regular season, but lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl, so they finished 18-1. The Patriots lost Junior Seau, Asante Samuel, and Donte Stallworth, but was able to get Deltha O'Neal. Then, in their first game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Tom Brady went down with a knee injury that ended his season. Kelley Washington, Eric Alexander, and Laurence Maroney also went down with injuries. The 2-0 Patriot where 6th in the NFL power rankings. The Dolphins gained Chad Pennington, Jake Long, Davone Bess, Kelly Poppinga, and Chad Henne. The 0-2 Dolphins were 30th in the NFL power Rankings. The first score was a Ronnie Brown 2-yard run to cap off an 8-play, 74-yard drive by the dolphins. The second score was a Stephen Gostowski 37-yard Field Goal for the Patriots. The third score was a 15-yard Ronnie Brown run to cap a dolphins 6-play, 79-yard drive. The fourth score was a Stephen Gostowski 44-yard field goal for the patriots. The fifth score was a Ronnie Brown 5-yard run to cap off a Miami 9-play, 77-yard drive. The sixth score was a Ronnie Brown 19-yard pass to Anthony Fasano to cap off a Miami 10-play, 79-yard drive. The seventh score was a Matt Cassel 5-yard pass to Jabar Gaffney to cap off a 7-play, 23-yard Patriot drive. The eight score was a Ronnie Brown 62-yard run to cap off a 6-play, 85-yard Miami drive. The ninth and final score was a Dan Carpenter 39-yard field goal for Miami. Here is the box score for the game:

                  

Team Stat Comparison
 
1st Downs 23 14
3rd down efficiency
4-9 4-15
4th down efficiency
0-0 2-3
Total Yards 461 216
Passing 245 137
Comp-Att
18-21 22-35
Yards per pass
11.7 3.9
Rushing 216 79
Rushing Attempts
36 20
Yards per rush
6.0 4.0
Penalties 5-35 2-10
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles lost
0 1
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 32:33 27:27

 

iami Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
C. Pennington 17/20 226 11.3 0 0
R. Brown 1/1 19 19.0 1 0
Team 18/21 245 11.7 1 0
New England Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
M. Cassel 19/31 131 4.2 1 1
K. O'Connell 3/4 25 6.3 0 0
Team 22/35 137 3.9 1 1
Miami Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
R. Brown 17 113 6.6 4 62
R. Williams 16 98 6.1 0 28
P. Cobbs 3 5 1.7 0 4
Team 36 216 6.0 4 62
New England Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
S. Morris 9 27 3.0 0 17
L. Jordan 6 22 3.7 0 9
W. Welker 1 19 19.0 0 19
K. Faulk 1 6 6.0 0 6
M. Cassel 3 5 1.7 0 2
Team 20 79 4.0 0 19
Miami Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG
A. Fasano 3 66 22.0 1 24
G. Camarillo 4 60 15.0 0 33
T. Ginn Jr. 5 49 9.8 0 18
R. Williams 2 21 10.5 0 12
D. Martin 1 21 21.0 0 21
E. Wilford 1 15 15.0 0 15
R. Brown 1 9 9.0 0 9
D. Bess 1 4 4.0 0 4
Team 18 245 13.6 1 33
New England Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG
W. Welker 6 55 9.2 0 21
J. Gaffney 6 51 8.5 1 12
R. Moss 4 25 6.3 0 7
S. Aiken 1 9 9.0 0 9
K. Faulk 2 6 3.0 0 4
B. Watson 1 6 6.0 0 6
D. Thomas 1 4 4.0 0 4
S. Morris 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team 22 156 7.1 1 21
Miami Fumbles
  FUM LOST REC
T. Ginn Jr. 1 0 0
P. Merling 0 0 1
Team 1 0 1
New England Fumbles
  FUM LOST REC
M. Cassel 1 1 0
E. Hobbs 1 0 0
Team 2 1 0
Miami Interceptions
  INT YDS TD
R. Starks 1 8 0
Team 1 8 0
New England Interceptions
  INT YDS TD
Team 0 0 0
Miami Tackles
  TOT SACKS SOLO
Y. Bell 10 0 7
R. Hill 7 0 6
J. Porter 6 3 5
A. Goodman 6 0 3
C. Crowder 5 0 4
M. Lehan 5 0 3
C. Anderson 4 0 3
W. Allen 4 0 2
M. Roth 3 0 3
P. Merling 3 1 2
P. Cobbs 3 0 2
K. Langford 3 0 2
D. Martin 3 0 2
A. Ayodele 3 0 2
T. Culver 3 0 1
J. Allen 2 0 2
R. Starks 2 0 1
P. Soliai 1 0 1
R. Torbor 1 0 1
Q. Moses 1 0 1
J. Ferguson 1 0 0
C. Cramer 1 0 0
V. Holliday 1 0 0
N. Jones 1 0 0
Team 79 4 53
New England Tackles
  TOT SACKS SOLO
J. Mayo 12 0 8
R. Harrison 12 0 6
T. Bruschi 8 0 3
T. Warren 6 0 5
B. Meriweather 6 0 5
M. Vrabel 6 0 3
J. Sanders 6 0 1
P. Woods 5 0 3
V. Wilfork 5 0 2
J. Green 4 0 3
E. Hobbs 4 0 3
G. Guyton 4 0 2
A. Thomas 4 0 2
D. O'Neal 3 0 2
R. Seymour 3 0 2
H. Evans 1 0 1
J. Wilhite 1 0 1
L. Mankins 1 0 1
C. Hanson 1 0 0
Team 92 0 53
Miami Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
D. Bess 3 47 15.7 18
Team 3 47 15.7 18
New England Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
E. Hobbs 6 237 39.5 81
K. Faulk 1 11 11.0 11
Team 7 248 35.4 81
Miami Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
D. Bess 1 10 10.0 10
Team 1 10 10.0 10
New England Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG
K. Faulk 2 34 17.0 19
Team 2 34 17.0 19
Miami Kicking
  FG PCT LONG XP PTS
D. Carpenter 1/1 100.0 39 5/5 8
Team 1/1 100.0 39 5/5 8
New England Kicking
  FG PCT LONG XP PTS
S. Gostkowski 2/2 100.0 44 1/1 7
Team 2/2 100.0 44 1/1 7
Miami Punting
  TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
B. Fields 4 189 47.3 0 2 60
Team 4 189 47.3 0 2 60
New England Punting
  TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
C. Hanson 3 121 40.3 0 1 48
Team 3 121 40.3 0 1 48
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