At Gillette Stadium, referee Mike Carey has reversed . . . referee Mike Carey.
After Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne lost the ball following a hit from behind, the Pats recovered the loose ball and rumbled to the end zone.
But the replay strongly suggested it wasn’t a fumble. After Miami coach Tony Sparano challenged the ruling on the field, Carey agreed that he should have called it an incomplete pass.
Still, Carey was wise to err on the side of not blowing the play dead. Otherwise, a bad call on the field would have merely given the Pats possession, but not the six points.
Eventually, the Fins got half of a six-pointer, thanks to a career-best 52-yard field goal from kicker Dan Carpenter.
Miami leads, 3-0.