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FOXBOROUGH, Mass., – The Dolphins say they prepared for it all week. It’s no secret the New England Patriots love the no-huddle. As Tom Brady said in the post-game, “We use it, it seems, like every game.” With that said, the Dolphins had no answer for it in the second half. It was part of the reason momentum swayed so quickly. “They did it in the first half,” interim coach Todd Bowles said. “It didn’t catch us off guard. We expected it. We prepared for it all week.” Guess preparing and successfully defending it are two different stories. Kind of like the first and second half of Sunday’s game. The no-huddle attack was the difference. It got the Patriots into an offensive rhythm and the Dolphins into a defensive funk. “The no-huddle always is  a good change up for us and whenever we’re having issues or anything else, we kind of go to it,” Pats receiver Wes Welker said. “We were able to kind of keep them off balance and make some plays.” Just look at the numbers. The Patriots had

Patriots QB Tom Brady discusses his offensive line, turnovers… and other stuff!

Since it’s Sunday morning, not Monday morning, we’re off our day-after-game routine. That means we won’t hear from Patriots QB Tom Brady on WEEI Radio like usual. That’s cool. We can still hear his thoughts on the Patriots 27-24 win over the Dolphins, one that saw him lead a comeback of 17 points. But before we do, it’s worth nothing that Brady dressed very gingerly yesterday...

Pats players say Merry Christmas in Spanish

The Patriots took some time this month to happily thank all their fans and wish them a happy holidays and new year. That included taking a few players out of their element by asking them to speak Spanish. Some players embraced it, like "Roberto" Gronkowski, or Zoltan Mesko, who speaks five languages. Others struggled mightily (looking at you, Jerod Mayo) but still had fun...

Patriots rally to beat Dolphins

Tom Brady ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and the New England Patriots rallied to clinch a playoff bye with a 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. The Patriots trailed 17-0 at halftime then scored on their first five possessions in the second half. The Dolphins helped when Matt Moore lost a fumble at his 38-yard line then threw an interception that Devin McCourty...

Video of the day: Gronk breaks down Patriots QB Tom Brady’s spike, Deion Branch talks Dolphins

The Patriots play the Dolphins in just a few hours, but let’s take you back to last week for a minute. That’s when QB Tom Brady launched a vicious spike against the Broncos after his TD. Well, TE Rob Gronkowski knows a thing or two about spiking. So while he was at a charity event this week, I asked him to critique it. After that, WR Deion Branch broke down Miami for a few minutes...

Patriots' Tom Brady gives Dolphins a reality check

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Here, like Christmas coal, were the Dolphins defense's last five series against Tom Brady:...

Brady leads comeback, Patriots top Dolphins 27-24

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots looked lost in a terrible first half. Then they rallied to finish as winners, clinching a playoff bye with a 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Saturday.

Patriots clinch bye with 27-24 comeback win over Dolphins

FOXBORO - Tom Brady ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and the New England Patriots rallied to clinch...

My, how things have changed: Patriots come back with 17 straight points…

Maybe at some point, we will stop judging this team after the first half. But until then, this is a surprise. The Patriots have turned a 17-point deficit into a 17-17 tie with the Dolphins. Who would’ve thought that? Heading into the fourth quarter, the Patriots are completely in this thing. Tom Brady was 12 of 16 in the third quarter for 97 yards, with Deion Branch has a TD. The...

High 5

When Tom Brady connected with Chad Ochocinco for the wide receiver's first touchdown of the year last Sunday in...

Final from Gillette Stadium: Patriots 27, Dolphins 24

The way it started out, this didn’t even seem a remote possibility. Except… they do play the second half. Patriots 27, Dolphins 24 QB Tom Brady went off in the second half, scoring two touchdowns and leading his offense back from being 17 down. He finished with 304 yards. WR Wes Welker, who had 138 yards receiving, had the key catch with a six-yarder to clinch the Patriots must...

Patriots avoid the Admiral Ackbar special, secure first round bye

Jerrod Mayo was everywhere for the New England Patriot's defense It was easily the most frustrating first half of the New England Patriot’s season thus far. You could make the argument that the New York Giants one was just as annoying, but at least in that game, the Patriots’ defense held the Giants offense to a big fat goose egg for points scored in a half. This was just...

The Patriots Defense is the Proverbial Pandora’s Box

We’re not signing up for saying this is the worst Bill Belichick defense; and for those who have forgotten, Belichick and Tom Brady got here in 2000, not 2001. Look at the 2000 defense and their 5-11 record, 2002 and the 9-7 record, or how about 2009 10-6 record? We’ll say it if no one else will - this defense doesn’t cover well, but they make plays. In 2010, the masses said...
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