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Brandon Tate return touchdown puts the Patriots on top

For the second time this season, Patriots kick returner Brandon Tate has given his team a major lift with a return touchdown.

Tate’s 103-yard touchdown opened the second half in Miami to put New England on top 13-7 early in the third quarter.

The Patriots defense survived the first half thanks to linebacker Rob Ninkovich. The former Dolphins castoff picked off Chad Henne two times to keep the Miami scoring to a minimum.  Other than those plays, the Patriots defense has struggled to stop Miami’s attack. 

Miami scored on a 19-yard touchdown by Davone Bess.   The third-down specialist caught six passes for 71 yards in the first half.  New England’s offense was stymied early by Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake’s pass rush, but went on two solid drives that led to short field goals.

The loser of Monday night’s game will have two division losses and fall a game behind the Jets.

UPDATE:
The Patriots blocked a punt after a Dolphins three-and-out, and then BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed it up the middle for a 12-yard touchdown.  20-7 Patriots.

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8 Responses to “Brandon Tate return touchdown puts the Patriots on top”
  1. bigmikethompson says: Oct 4, 2010 10:28 PM

    You guys think Brandon Marshall Misses Kyle Orton? Cause I’m pretty sure Kyle doesn’t miss that selfish woman beater.

  2. Kirk says: Oct 4, 2010 10:38 PM

    Danny woodhead is awesome

  3. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Oct 4, 2010 10:43 PM

    Chad Henne is a joke. Patriots will finish the steamrolling.

  4. habman says: Oct 4, 2010 10:52 PM

    Hmmm….Pats really suck eh??Oh well dream on. See ya in the playoffs lol.

  5. BigBear123 says: Oct 4, 2010 10:59 PM

    Miami has a special teams coach vacancy after that blocked fg-td.

  6. JoeSixPack says: Oct 4, 2010 11:01 PM

    Now playing KR for the Patriots… Rudy
    Now playing RB for the Patriots… Rudy… and Rudy
    Now playing WR for the Patriots… Rudy… and Rudy

  7. jaxdolfan says: Oct 4, 2010 11:01 PM

    I think it is time for Parcells to quit again. Are we in cap trouble yet?

  8. Sloan says: Oct 4, 2010 11:04 PM

    Run and hide haters!
    Go Pats !!

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