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Statement – Brown and Dolphins Running Game Dominate Pats 38-13

At one point the Miami Dolphins had a perfect season. Today vs the New England Patriots – they played the perfect game. With what seemed like a historic effort from Ronnie Brown, the Dolphins stopped the Pats 21-game regular season winning streak, pounding the Pats 38-13. Brown ran for four TD’s and threw one, a 19-yard pass to Anthony Fasano, which basically put the game away.

The TD pass gave Miami made it 28-6 with 5:46 left in the third quarter. After the Pats closed to within 28-13 with a Matt Cassel TD pass to Jabar Gaffeney, the Dolphins came right back with a 62-yard TD run that made it 35-13. Dan Carpenter kicked a 39-yard field goal to make it 38-13 with 6:08 to play.

The Fins could’t run the ball the first two weeks, but today ran all over the Pats for 216 yards. They ran up 461 net yards to 216 for the Pats. They had 23 first downs to 14 for the Pats, and even held the time of possession advantage holding the ball 32:33 to 27:27.

The Dolphins won for just the second time in 22 games. It was the first victory for first-year coach Tony Sparano, and it was a stunner. It was the direct snap that did in the Pats, as the Fins used it four times and scored four times with it. Chad Pennington went 17-for-20 for 226 yards, and played way better than a week ago when he was pulled late in the teams loss to the Cardinals.

The Fins are at home next week for the Chargers.

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