Week Two Live Blog- Patriots vs. Dolphins

Follow Our Week Two Live Blog As We Provide Up-To-The-Minute Updates And Opinions From The Matchup Between The New England Patriots And Miami Dolphins.

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Week Two Live Blog

Welcome to Week Two of the 2019 NFL Season! Our Week Two Live Blog takes us to Miami where the Patriots will battle the Dolphins in what is typically a tough game for New England. The Patriots throttled the Pittsburgh Steelers, 33-3, in a Week One matchup that most expected to be a great game. Miami was on the opposite end of the spectrum, getting crushed by the Baltimore Ravens, 59-10. The Dolphins are not only struggling from a talent standpoint, but they also have Brian Flores and an all-new coaching staff dealing with a team that doesn’t like the changes he’s made in the culture in Miami. 

The Patriots have their own issues, although their issues are considerably different. Recently signed wide receiver Antonio Brown is dealing with his civil rape case while also getting accustomed to the Patriots offense and culture so that in itself can be a huge distraction, although this team has always been terrific at blocking out the outside news and just play football. This week shouldn’t be any different. The question for today is how much of an impact Brown will have on this AFC East matchup.

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New England also has questions at tackle due to the Marcus Cannon Injury. Cannon traveled with the team to Miami and will try to make it through warmups. If he can get through that, he should play, but with this type of injury, he may not be able to play the entire game, and even if he does, his effectiveness will likely be limited. With the depth issues New England has up front, the Cannon injury is one they have to be careful with. 

**UPDATE- Cannon is inactive for this Sunday’s game.

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The other underlying storyline of this game is the matchup between Bill Belichick and his former defensive coordinator, Brian Flores. The Miami staff is littered with former Patriot coaches, which absolutely gives them an advantage in game-planning. When it comes to Belichick facing his former coaches, it typically comes down to talent, not scheme. Does Miami have the talent to beat this loaded New England team? Probably not, but don’t be surprised if Flores has a strong plan that flusters Brady and the offense at times. Ultimately, the Patriots should be able to overcome the Dolphins and their Patriot-themed coaching staff today.

Patriots Inactives:

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JoeJuan Williams-CB

Deatrich Wise-DE

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Brandon Bolden- RB

Damien Harris- RB

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Jakobi Meyers- WR

Jermaine Eluemunor- OL

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Marcus Cannon- RT

We are 42 minutes from kickoff. Enjoy the game, and be sure to stay updated with our Week Four Live Blog.

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FIRST QUARTER

15:00- The Dolphins will take the ball first. 1st & 10…

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14:52- Gain of one on the run; 2nd & 9…

14:22- Jamie Collins stuffs the jet sweep for a loss of four; 3rd & 13

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13:45- Pass is dropped, and the Dolphins are forced to punt. 4th & 13, and the Patriots offense will begin their series at their own 40. 1st & 10, Patriots…

13:34- Michel runs for a gain of two; 2nd & 8…

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12:50- Antonio Brown with a catch for 19 yards and a first down; welcome to New England. Patriots have their first 1st down of the day…

12:20- End around to Edelman is sniffed out; gain of two, 2nd & 8…

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11:38- Another catch for Brown, another first down; 1st & 10 from the Dolphins 27…

11:07- Michel runs for 10; 1st & 10…

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10:26- Brown again, this time for eight; 2nd & 2 from the 10…

9:45- James White runs for five; 1st & Goal from the six…

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9:11- Michel for a gain of two; 2nd & Goal from the four…

8:28- Brady throws it away, but there was a hold on the Dolphins, so New England has a 1st & Goal from the two…

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8:22- Develin runs it to the goal line and is stuffed; 2nd & Goal from the one-inch line…

7:46- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Michel takes it in on the dive and puts the Patriots ahead to start. That was a strong drive for Antonio Brown, who had three catches. Patriots 7, Dolphins 0

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7:45- Williams with the catch for 15; 1st & 10 from the Patriots 50…

7:02- Gain of three on the run; 2nd & 7…

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5:45- Dolphins pick up another first down on 3rd & short; 1st & 10…

5:10- One-yard gain on the run; 2nd & 9…

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4:27- Good pressure, and the Dolphins get called for holding. The Patriots accept the penalty; 2nd & 19 from the Miami 41…

4:20- 11-yard gain on the catch; 3rd & 8…

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3:43- SACK, PATRIOTS! The Dolphins are forced to punt again, and the Patriots offense will take over at the 17 after the fair catch by Olszewski. 1st & 10, Patriots…

2:59- Edelman makes the quick catch and runs for eight; 2nd & 2…

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2:21- Michel runs for six and another first down; 1st & 10…

1:46- Michel runs for two; Wynn is out for the moment, which isn’t good. 2nd & 8…

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:57- Three yard gain by Dorsett on the catch; 3rd & 5…

:12- Brady checks to a run, and the hole closes too quickly for Michel to gain five; 4th & 2 and the Patriots will be forced to punt to open the second quarter.

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14:48- 53-yard punt by Jake Bailey, aided by a great play by Slater on the lead blocker. 1st & 10, Dolphins…

14:28- Loss of one on the run; 2nd & 11 from the Miami 5…

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14:07- Gain of one on the run; 3rd & 10…

13:26- Drake runs for nine, but not 10, and the Dolphins are forced to punt again. New England will take over at the 29 after the fair catch. Let’s see if the offense can put together another scoring drive. Patriots 7, Dolphins 0

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12:32- Michel runs for six on the strong run; 2nd & 4…

11:50- Brady gets drilled on the throw, and there were also offsetting penalties. The will replay 2nd & 4…

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11:43- Burkhead takes the catch for 15 yards and another 1st down; 1st & 10 from the 50…

11:!2- Edelman with a catch for eight; 2nd & 2…

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10:31- Antonio Brown on the end-around for a gain of eight; 1st & 10…

9:50- Gain of three; 2nd & 7…

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9:10- White with the catch in the flat and gains four; 3rd & 3…

8:27- Brady forces the throw to Gordon and the Patriots can’t pick up the 1st down. Gostkowski on to attempt a 48-yard field goal, and he missed. Of course he did, this is what the Patriots do in Miami. Patriots 7, Miami 0, but gaining confidence.

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8:14- What appeared to be a catch was broken up by JC Jackson, and the Patriots prevent the Dolphins from making a big play; 2nd & 10…

8:07- Six yard gain on the catch by Drake; 3rd & 4…

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7:38- Adam Butler gets strong inside pressure and knocks down the pass; 4th & 4, and the Patriots offense will get the ball at their own 35 after the SHANKED 21-yard punt. 1st & 10, Patriots…

7:20- Brady gets sacked. New England is in trouble because their starting tackles are done for the day. Buckle in, this is going to get interesting. 2nd & 17…

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6:38- Incomplete pass; 3rd & 17…

6:31- Dorsett with the great catch, laying out for a gain of 18; 1st & 10, Patriots…

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5:47- Gain of four, 2nd & 6…

5:11- Michel runs for four more; 3rd & 2, this is a big play for the Patriots…

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4:32- Michel rips through for four more, and he is running well. 1st & 10 from the Dolphins 40…

3:53- Burkhead with the strong run and pickup of nine; 2nd & 1…

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2:58- Burkhead stuffed; 3rd & 1…

2:42- Develin runs for two and another 1st down; 1st & 10…

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1:50- Lacosse with the catch for 10 and a 1st down; 1st & 10…

1:24- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Antonio Brown with the great catch on the great back-shoulder throw and the Patriots extend their lead to 14. Brown has QUICKLY made his presence felt. Unbelievable; Miami calls a quick timeout right before extra point to ice Gostkowski, and of course it worked because, well, that’s what happens when Gostkowski misses in games. It becomes a trend for that day, as he has now left four points on the board. Patriots 13, Dolphins 0

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:58- Three-yard gain on the run; 2nd & 7…

:32- Incomplete pass is broken up by Jonathan Jones, the strong nickel corner; 3rd & 7…

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:28- Jason McCourty steps up to make a strong tackle on the draw, and the Patriots will receive the punt once again. New England’s offense will take over at their own 16.

:13- The Patriots take a knee, and that is the end of the 1st half. The Patriots dominated the half, but they left points on the board.

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PATRIOTS 13, DOLPHINS 0

HALFTIME

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15:00- Dorsett with a catch and duck for 18 yards; 1st & 10 from the 43…

14:12- Michel runs for one; 2nd & 9…

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13:30- Michel runs for two; 3rd & 7…

12:52- Pass was incomplete, and the Dolphins wave off a holding penalty. 4th & 7, and not start the Patriots wanted.

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12:43- Pass batted down by Simon; 2nd & 10…

12:35- Drake ducks on the throw; what a joke. 3rd & 10…

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12:26- INTERCEPTION, PATRIOTS!! McCourty makes the play off of the Gilmore the deflection.

12:22- Incomplete pass to Gordon; 2nd & 10…

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12:16- Brady is sacked; he held the ball too long. 3rd & 13…

11:31- Gordon makes his first catch, this one for 14 yards and a first down. He was WIDE open. 1st & 10…

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10:59- Gordon with the catch and run for five; 2nd & 5…

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10:17- Incomplete to Brown; 3rd & 5…

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10:11- First down reception by Mr. Reliable, James White. 1st & 10…

9:30- Michel runs for a gain of three; 2nd & 7…

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8:53- Crossing route is high and almost picked, but just an incompletion; 3rd & 7…

8:49- Incomplete to Brown, and that one should have been a touchdown; Gostkowski will attempt the field goal…

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8:45- FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS!! Usually ALL CAPS in reserved for bigger moments, but when Stevie. G is having a rough Sunday, a made field goal IS a bigger moment. Patriots 16, Dolphins 0

8:37- SACK!! Roberts and Shelton with the play. 2nd & 14…Chung got dinged up on the play.

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8:07- Patriots make the play, and get away with two penalties. 4th & 12…and Olszewski returns it to the Patriots 35. Let’s see if the offense can put together a TOUCHDOWN drive. Patriots 16, Dolphins 0

7:26- Michel runs for three yards; 2nd & 7…

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6:48- Michel runs for 10, and the Patriots pick up a 1st down; 1st & 10 from the 50…

6:12- Lacosse with the catch and run on the seam for 23; 1st & 10 from the 27…

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5:29- Burkhead runs for 12 hard yards; 1st & 10 from the Miami 15…

4:45- 11 yard gain by Dorsett; 1st & 10…the play is being challenged because there was a pick on the play, which was obvious. 10-yard penalty, 1st & 20…

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4:30- Edelman gets all the yards back and then some, picking up 18 yards on the bullet over the middle; 2nd & 2…

3:46- Michel does a good job getting his shoulders parallel and lowered for the four-yard run; 1st & Goal…

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2:56- Four-yard run, which appeared to be a touchdown, is marked at the one. That was a touchdown, and Belichick will challenge the call on the field. Call stands, they got it wrong. 2nd & Goal…and then they jump offside. Ridiculous. They should be kicking an extra point.

2:22- Blatant hold by Rowe gives the Patriots another 1st & Goal, and they are lined up at the Miami one…

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2:18- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Brady punches it in from one-yard out, and the Patriots extend their lead to 23. Patriots 23, Dolphins 0

2:07- SACK! Adam Butler makes the sack for a loss of five; 2nd & 15…

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1:28- Gilmore with a great PBU’ 3rd & 15…

1:24- SACK! Winovich wins the race to the QB this time, and the Patriots are teeing off on Fitzpatrick. 4th & 21, and the Patriots offense will take over at their own 29.

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:25- White runs for four; 2nd & 6, and that will be the final play of the third quarter. Patriots 23, Dolphins 0

FOURTH QUARTER

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15:00- Rowe is called for another hold, giving the Patriots another first down.

14:50- Four-yard run by White; 2nd & 6…

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14:12- White runs for one, and it appeared that half of the offensive line didn’t know the cadence because they came out of their stance late…

13:28- Edelman makes the catch, but the flag is for OPI on Izzo. That is another pick called on the Patriots; 3rd & 16…

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13:07- Pass is incomplete, and that series was ugly as another penalty was called on the play but declined. The Dolphins will take over at their own 30 due to ANOTHER penalty on New England. Thankfully the Dolphins stink because the Patriots aren’t good today.

12:48- Grant for four yards; 2nd  & 6…

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12:20- Fitzpatrick runs for seven; 1st & 10…

11:49- Eight-yard reception; 2nd & 2…

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11:25- No gain by Drake; 3rd & 2…

10:45- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Gilmore makes the pick-six and seals this one. The Patriots extend their lead to 30, and this is getting ugly. Patriots 30, Dolphins 0

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10:39- Gain of six on the reception; 2nd & 4…

10:07- 18 yards on the catch; 1st & 10 from the 48…

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9:39- Another 14 yards on the catch; 1st & 10 from the 38…

8:57- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Jamie Collins takes the deflection and basically jogs in from 50 yards out. This is very ugly. Patriots 37, Dolphins 0

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8:52- SACK! They just keep making plays on defense; 2nd & 18…

8:14- Hurns with the catch at the 30, and the Patriots are called for lowering the head, which is a 15-yard penalty. 1st & 10…

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7:47- Grant drops the perfect fade; 2nd & 10…

7:42-Drake gains five on the reception’ 3rd & 5…

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7:14- Williams with a drop on what would have been a huge play; 4tf & 5…

7:08- Drake picks up 12 on the catch; 1st & 10…

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6:45- Incomplete pass; 2nd & 10…

6:40- Incomplete pass, and that was due to the pressure; 3rd & 10…

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6:30- Michael Bennett with the sack, the 6th of the day for the Patriots. 4th & 23…

5:52- The Dolphins gain 15, but that isn’t enough, and the Patriots offense takes over again.

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5:43- Fumble by Michel, Dolphins take over at the Patriots 41.

5:38- Pass is incomplete; 2nd & 10…

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5:30- Rosen got hit low, and it looked like an accident, but he hurt his knee when his leg got caught. That didn’t look good; the trainers are on the field…he is up. That is a good thing. 3rd & 10…

5:14- incomplete pass; 4th & 10…

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5:09- Roberts bats down the pass, and the theme of the day- the Patriots dominant defense- continues. 1st & 10, Patriots…

5:03- Burkhead with the over-the-shoulder catch, and this seems like Belichick is piling on. 1st & 10…

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4:11- Edelman for 15; 1st & Goal…

3:35- Burkhead runs for no gain; 2nd & Goal…

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2:55- Burkhead runs for one; 3rd & Goal…

2:11- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! That was as much an F-YOU drive you’ll ever see in the NFL. You think Belichick wasn’t mad about Flores poaching all those coaches? I think it is pretty clear how he felt about it. Gostkowski misses again. Patriots 43, Dolphins 0

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1:27- Five-yard run; 1st & 10…

:55- Pass complete for 15; 1st & 10…

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:29- Pass is overthrown on the out route; 2nd & 10…

:23- Incomplete pass; 3rd & 10…

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:19- Incomplete pass directly into the ground; 4th & 10…

:12- 1st down reception for 11…

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:01- 1st down reception, and the Dolphins call timeout. I kind of love this pettiness…

:00- Collins makes the interception in the deflection to end the game, and that will do it from Miami. The Patriots throttle the Dolphins in Miami, a rare occurrence in the Belichick/Brady Era.

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FINAL SCORE: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 43, MIAMI DOLPHINS 0

Thank you for joining us today in what turned out to be one of the most dominant days the Patriots defense has ever had. The Dolphins simply never had a chance to score in this game and every time they dropped a pass, it was intercepted. Add in the ridiculous pressure, and you get a dominant defensive performance. The offense needs to get healthy upfront, but the quick assimilation by Antonio Brown adds an element that makes them explosive. Be sure to join us next Sunday when the Patriots welcome the Jets to Foxboro. Have a great week, Patriots fans.

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