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Dolphins Can’t Stop Pats Train in 28-7 Loss

Lemon scrambles

While you knew full well getting two wins in a row would be tough, the Dolphins were no match for destiny on Sunday in New England. The Pats, making it look somewhat easy, built a 28-0 lead over the Fins and cruised to a rather ho-hum 28-7 win at Foxboro to move to 15-0. It’s the best start in league history, topping the 14-win season the Dolphins had in their perfect season of 1972.

There will be better days for the Dolphins, but Sunday was not one of them. They were outgained 400 to 241 by the Pats, and New England, with Laurence Maroney gashing them for 156 yards, 11.1 yards per carry on his 14 carries. The Pats, known for their deadly passing game, threw for just 215 yards and ran for 196 yards.

Miami was led by Cleo Lemon, who was just 18-for-41 for 171 yards. He was battered and beaten, sacked seven times for minus 38 yards. The Pats never gave him much time to do anything other than to scramble in the pocket, and then it was downhill from there. Lemon again did team up with Greg Camarillo for a score, the only of the day for Miami as it made it 28-7 with 1:13 left in the third quarter.

The Pats were led by Brady, who fired three scores, two to Randy Moss and another to Jabar Gaffney. All of the Patriots scoring came in the first half. The two teams went scoreless in the final quarter. The Dolphins will try to wrap up the season at 2-14 next week then they take on the Bengals at home.

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