Derrick Martin has built a championship career on special teams.
The seven-year veteran earned Super Bowl rings the past two seasons - first with the Green Bay Packers and then with the New York Giants. Now he has a shot at a third straight title with the New England Patriots, who have scored three special-teams touchdowns during a five-game winning streak.
The Patriots (8-3) get their next chance on Sunday in Miami. The Dolphins (5-6) also have made some big plays on special teams with Marcus Thigpen scoring on a 72-yard punt return and a 96-yard kickoff return this season.
In their last two games, though, the Dolphins have allowed touchdowns on a 79-yard punt return and a 98-yard kickoff return. Not the best way to stroll into a matchup vs. the surging Patriots.
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