Welcome to Week Four, where the Patriots are facing a huge showdown with AFC East Rival Miami, a team that has started the season 3-0 and is the first legitimate threat to the Patriots AFC East crown, a crown they have worn every year since 2009, and  15 of 17 seasons, so falling three games behind the Dolphins would put the Patriots in a position they haven’t been in in almost two decades.

Let’s take a look at the inactive players for both teams:

Patriots- TE Jacob Hollister, CB Eric Rowe, DL Geneo Grissom, OL Cole Croston, OL Ted Karras, DL Keionta Davis, DE Derek Rivers

Dolphins- WR DeVante Parker, QB Luke Falk, QB David Fales, S Reshad Jones, DE Andre Branch, TE A.J. Derby, LB Chase Allen

FIRST QUARTER

15:00- The Dolphins and there surprisingly effective offense take the field.

14:52- Stills gains 22 on the catch, a ball that could have been picked off. 1st & 10…

14:08- Gain of three on the catch, 2nd & 7…

13:45- Malcom Brown with a good tackle, and he was held too; penalty accepted, 2nd & 17…

13:06- Run for five, 3rd & 12…watch for screen…

12:35- WR quick pass goes for about four yards, and the Dolphins are forced to punt. That was a good start for the Patriots defense.

12:00- Michel runs for no gain, 2nd & 10…

11:30- Gain of five by White on the catch, 3rd & 5…

10:53- Incomplete pass, but the Dolphins were called for holding, which is an automatic 1st down. Josh Gordon started the game, we’ll keep an eye on him. 1st & 10…

10:47- Michel with a nice run for eight; yes, it was between the tackles; 2nd & 1…

10:16- Michel with a gain of 12 on the run; he looks good today; 1st & 10…

9:41- Michel gains 14 more on the ground; he is running wild right now; 1st & 10…

9:05- Patterson on the jet sweep, but the Dolphins jumped, negating the yardage, but still giving them five yards for the penalty. 1st & 5…

8:40- White with a gain of five on the run, 1st & 10…

8:03- White runs for four more, 2nd & 6…

7:29- Pass to Gronk is deflected, luckily not to a defender; 3rd & 6…

7:19- Josh Gordon, welcome to New England! 13 yard gain, 1st down…

6:42- Michel gain two, 2nd & Goal from the one…

6:13- Loss of one, horrible blocking, 3rd & Goal from the two…

5:30- The Patriots are forced to settle for three after they couldn’t convert on 3rd down, although that was one of their best drives of the season. The ceiling of this offense is high, but that would mean everyone stays healthy and out of trouble, which may be asking a lot. Patriots 3, Dolphins 0

5:21- Incomplete pass, good defense; 2nd & 10…

5:15- Hightower with a strong play against the run; that is the fastest he has looked all season. 3rd & 10…

4:30- Holding on Jones, 1st & 10, Dolphins…

3:42- Incomplete pass, Gilmore gets away with a hold; 3rd & 10…

3:37- Good pass rush, and the ball was deflected as he threw; 4th & 10, Dolphins will be forced to punt…

3:27- Cyrus Jones with an eight yard punt return, and the Patriots have the ball at their own 34.

3:22- No room to run, loss of one for Michel…

2:44- 12-yard gain by Gronk, 1st & 10…

2:16= Ball thrown away, 2nd & 10…

1:28- Interception, Dolphins. Brady was getting hammered on the throw, and I’m not sure whose fault it was so I refuse to point fingers. Either way, the Dolphins have the ball and good field position. Patriots 3, Dolphins 0

:20- 3rd & 8 for the Dolphins…

:04- Dolphins are called for a false start, 3rd & 13…

:00- That is the end of the first quarter, a quarter that the Patriots can finally say they feel good about. Although the score is only 3-0, and Brady threw a pick, there were some serious positives to build on. Patriots 3, Dolphins 0

SECOND QUARTER

15:00- Seven defensive backs is difficult to throw on, and the Patriots prove it with the 3rd down stop. The offense will take over at the 33 after a 23 yard return by Cyrus Jones, who looks like a different player.

14:04- Brady gets pressured and throw a bullet to the feet of Develin; 2nd & 10…

13:58- Gain of three by Patterson, 3rd & 7…

13:21- Gordon was held on the play, which results in a 1st down…

13:16- Gain of one by White; he does not break tackles.

12:40- White picks up three on the middle screen, 3rd & 6…

12:01- Touchdown, Patriots!! Patterson with a 55-yard touchdown catch, and the Patriots now lead by 10. It is nice to see this offense starting to click; they have an array of different athletes, they just need them healthy so the offense works right. Patriots 10, Dolphins 0

11:57- Short kick, and the Dolphins will start their series at their own 38.

11:52- DPI called on Stephon Gilmore; right call, 1st & 10…

11:47- Tannehill gets lucky when Jones dropped a pick; 2nd & 10…

11:41- Gain of two on the run, 3rd & 8…

10:56- Lockdown coverage, strong pass rush, and the Dolphins are forced to punt again. So far, the defense has played very well; the punt went out of bounds at the Patriots 20, where they will begin their next drive.

10:47- Eight yard gain by Gronk, 2nd & 2…

10:00- Michel runs for a gain of six, 1st & 10…

9:35- Nice run for 13, but there are flags all over the field. 1st penalty- holding on NE, holding on NE, and tripping on NE. Wow. OK, 1st & 20…

9:21- WR screen gets blown up, 2nd & 20…

9:12- Michel gains five on the ground, 3rd & 15…

8:35- Dorsett gained 13 when he needed 15, 4th & 2…

7:55- Allen with a short punt, and it is returned to the Miami 36 by old-friend Danny Amendola. 1st & 10, Dolphins….

7:36- Fumble recovered, PATRIOTS! Big play by Van Noy, who ripped the ball away from Tannehill. 1st & 10, Patriots, from the Dolphins 20…

7:29- Touchdown, Patriots!! James White sees the backside WIDE open, cuts it back and takes it 20 yards for six. Gostkowski drilled the extra point to put the Patriots up by 17. Patriots 17, Dolphins 0

7:24- Incomplete pass to Amendola; 2nd & 10…the Dolphins were called for a personal foul after the play, so now it’s 2nd & 22…

7:15- Loss of two; great team defense on that play; 3rd & 24…

6:26- GTFB, which I won’t break down, but most of you can figure it out. Let them have 10 when they need 24, just GTFB! The Patriots offense will try to push this to a four score lead.

5:44- Incomplete pass to Gronk, 2nd & 10…

5:26- Michel for three, 3rd & 7…

5:00- Fake jet and then a dump off opposite to White in the flat; great design, 1st & 10…

4:30- 23-yard run by Michel, who looks great today; 1st & 10…

3:21- Allen with a loss of four on the catch; that was ugly. 3rd & 11…

2:25- Dorsett with a nice curl and catch, which he turned into a 1st down. Gronk was held, but they declined the penalty; 1st & 10…

2:00- Michel runs for three more, and that will take us to the two-minute warning. New England has a chance to extend their lead if they play this right. Patriots 17, Dolphins 0

1:58- Ground ball to Gronk, 3rd & 7…

1:48- 13-yard gain by Gronk, 1st & 10 from the Dolphins 21…

1:14- Gain of three by Michel, 2nd & 7…

:44- Offside on defense; Gordon dropped the slant, 2nd & 2…

:29- Michel runs for one, 3rd & 1…timeout, Patriots.

:24- Michel runs for a gain of three, 1st & Goal…

:23- Throwaway pass, 2nd & Goal…

:18- Touchdown, Patriots!! What a catch by Dorsett! The Patriots offense is clicking today, a scary thought for the NFL. With Michel playing great, Gordon starting to get involved, Gronk doing his thing, and Edelman returning next week, this offense could become unstoppable. Patriots 24, Dolphins 0

:14- Butler knocks down the pass, 2nd & 10…

:05- Nine yard gain, 3rd & 1…

:00- Drake gains 13 on the catch, and that’ll end the 1st half. New England dominated the 1st half; let’s see how they come out after the half.

HALFTIME: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 24, MIAMI DOLPHINS 0

THIRD QUARTER

15:00-  Michel with a gain of two on the play, 2nd & 8…

14:24- Allen is the intended receiver, but the pass is overthrown; 3rd & 8…

14:47- Dorsett with an awful drop on what should have been a huge play; he needs to make that catch. The Dolphins take over at their own 40.

14:00- Holding called on the Dolphins, 10 yard penalty that will push them back to the 30; 1st & 20

13:36- Six yard run by Gore, 2nd & 14…

13:10- Wilson runs for two, 3rd & 12…

12:35- SACK!! Butler makes the sack, and the Dolphins are forced to punt again. Good coverage, good rush; Jones received the punt, and the Dolphins picked up a 15-yard penalty for running out of bounds on the punt coverage.

11:40- White picks up 39, but it was negated by a hold on Thuney; 1st & 16…

11:13- Michel runs for a gain of zero, 2nd & 16…

10:29- Gain of nine on the wildcat; that was different; 3rd & 7…

9:46- Gronk with another 1st down catch, this time for nine yards; 1st & 10…

9:02- Michel runs for seven; 2nd & 3…

8:32- Quick stork route to Dorsett, who ran for 20 more; 1st & 10 from the 20…

7:46- Gain of two, 2nd & 8…

7:25- White runs for four, 3rd & 4…

6:49- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! White with the 18 yard catch on a great throw from Brady, who was under heavy pressure. The Patriots offense has awoken in a big way; Patriots 31, Dolphins 0

6:45- 20-yard gain by Amendola, 1st & 10…

5:52- Wilson with the catch and gain of 15, 1st & 10…

5:13- INTERCEPTION, PATRIOTS!! J. C. Jackson makes the play, and the first promising Dolphins drive of the day comes to an immediate halt. The rookie cornerback has proven to be very good in man coverage. Brady and the offense will look to continue their big day.

5:08- Michel runs for nine more yards, 2nd & 1…

4:31- Loss of two, 3rd & 3…

4:00- Gordon with a gain of 19 on the catch and run; they gave him a huge cushion, and then they couldn’t tackle him. They need to keep this kid on the field because he changes the way teams defend them.

3:33- Loss of four as Patterson falls on his rear end; 2nd & 14…

2:58- White picks up eight on the screen pass, 3rd & 6…

2:15- Miami is called for DPI, and the Patriots will have the ball at the Miami 43…

2:06- Gain of two by Michel, 2nd & 8…

1:28- End around almost gets blown up, but Patterson breaks the tackle and runs for 11; 1st & 10…

:31- Michel goes over 100 yards rushing, and that will be the final play of the quarter. The Patriots continue to dominate this huge AFC East game; Patriots 31, Dolphins 0

FOURTH QUARTER

15:00- White picks up 16 on 3rd & 6, 1st & Goal from the Dolphins 10…

13:43- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Michel takes it in from 10 yards out, and the rout continues. Gostkowski connected once again on the extra point; Patriots 38, Dolphins 0

13:36- Gain of one, good tackle by Jones; 2nd & 9…

13:05- Gore runs for one, 3rd & 8…

12:13- SACK!! Simon, who was just signed, makes the play. The Patriots offense will take over at their own 45.

11:00- 25 yard catch and run by Hogan, and the Patriots are in business again. 1st & 10 from the Dolphins 28…

9:52- Interception, Dolphins. Brady got hammered on that play. Please pull him.

9:08- Gore gains five on the play, and Adam Butler was hurt on the play. he was grabbing the inside of his thigh area.

8:42- Gore gains 10 on the catch, 1st & 10…

8:11- Gain of one by Gore, 2nd & 9…

7:29- Good pressure leads to an incomplete pass by Tannehill, 3rd & 9…

7:20- Osweiler is in, and he picks up seven on the run, 4th & 2…

6:35- Stills with a gain of 11, 1st & 10…

3:23- 3rd & 2 for the Dolphins from the Patriots seven…

2:42- Touchdown, Dolphins. Gore makes the catch in the flat in does the rest, breaking the attempted tackle of Devin McCourty. The shutout is over, but so is this game. Patriots 38, Dolphins 7

2:35- Barner runs for 15 on the toss sweep from Hoyer; 1st & 10…

2:00- We have reached the two-minute warning of this blowout.

1:41- The Patriots take a knee, the Dolphins won’t stop the clock, and that’ll do it from Foxborough today as the Patriots advance their record to 2-2 while the Dolphins drop to 3-1. Thanks for being with us today, a great day to be a Patriots fan. Patriot Nation can relax, they are clearly still the class of the AFC East.

FINAL SCORE- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 38, MIAMI DOLPHINS 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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