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Thread: Week 1-New England Patriots 38 Miami Dolphins 24-September 12,2011

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    Week 1-New England Patriots 38 Miami Dolphins 24-September 12,2011

    7 pm ET.
    Line-New England -7

    MIAMI -- Tom Brady threw his first interception since October, so he wasn't perfect in the New England Patriots' opener.

    He was close, though.

    Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yarder to Wes Welker, and the reigning AFC East champions started with a victory for the eighth consecutive season Monday night by beating the Miami Dolphins 38-24.

    Defensive end Jared Odrick picked off a deflected pass to set up a Miami touchdown and end Brady's NFL-record streak of 358 passes without an interception. Otherwise Brady and the Patriots picked up where they left off last season, when he threw for 36 TDs and his team led the league in scoring.

    New England totaled 622 yards, the most in franchise history and the most allowed by Miami.

    Brady, who went 32 for 48, became the 11th quarterback to throw for at least 500 yards. Norm Van Brocklin set the record of 554 yards in 1951.

    The capper came with 5:44 left and the Patriots leading 31-17. After they stopped Miami on downs at the 1-foot line, Brady lined up in the shotgun on first down and threw from his end zone to Welker, who had slipped behind Benny Sapp near the 30-yard line. Welker caught the pass in stride and sprinted untouched for the score to complete the longest play in Patriots history.

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    Last edited by Colts01; 09-12-2011 at 10:56 PM.
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  2. Great game. We left 21 points out there
    And damn I didn't miss the old #81 with the new #81!

  3. #3
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    Apr 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Things to like, at least. Offense obviously looks great, although offensive line depth is a big concern. Defense is a work in progress. A few better signs, but still a lot of work to do there.

    From a production standpoint, was I the only one really bothered by ESPN's decision to not show the play clock on all plays? I didn't realize how used to it I've gotten until I found myself looking for it on a couple of plays in the first quarter and not finding it.

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    Jul 2010
    Nothing like seeing Marc "Mr. Jennifer Lopez" Anthony celebrating with Will Smith to make you hate the Dolphins even more.
    “I’ve always been a big fan of Norv Turner. I think he gets it. I think he does an outstanding job.” — Pat Shurmur

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    Jul 2010
    Left Coast
    Watching Koppen's ankle bend out 90 degrees took some of the fun out of it though. Damn, I hate opening day injuries!

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