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Pats special teams take over in Miami

After a so-so first half from Sun Life Stadium, the Monday nighter has come to life in the second half — and the Patriots have taken control not with their offense or their defense but with their special teams.

To start the third quarter, Brandon Tate took the opening kickoff the distance.  Then, after forcing the Dolphins to punt, defensive back Patrick Chung blocked it, setting up a touchdown run from BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Following a conventional touchdown from the Pats offense, Chung blocked a field goal attempt.  Kyle Arrington eventually scooped it up, and he returned the ball 35 yards for a touchdown.

Miami special teams coordinator John Bonamego may not have a job come Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Pats linebacker Rob Ninkovich has two interceptions and a sack tonight.

New England leads, 34-14.

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19 Responses to “Pats special teams take over in Miami”
  1. habman says: Oct 4, 2010 11:06 PM

    The Pat’s are tied atop the AFC east, and they have the Jets and Dolphins at home in the second half of the schedule. Sorry folks, they are only getting better. See ya in the playoffs!

  2. BigBear123 says: Oct 4, 2010 11:15 PM

    And the defense just got a pick 6.

  3. Gautam says: Oct 4, 2010 11:17 PM

    Bonamego graduated from Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Michigan.
    jeez what’s with all the funny names in this man’s life lol

  4. Schatt Maub says: Oct 4, 2010 11:17 PM

    Tom Brady is my fantasy QB. This is really starting to piss me off.

  5. mike32303 says: Oct 4, 2010 11:20 PM

    Hello Dolphins Fans.. hey good job tonight Henne looked great lmfao please… hey two night games at home in row ending in loss.. thats why the dolphins suck.. they never hold down home turf… henne can’t hold Brady’s jock

  6. TomBrady'sHairStylist says: Oct 4, 2010 11:22 PM

    Pat Chung !!!

  7. gothamgreen says: Oct 4, 2010 11:33 PM

    Dolphins fans? Hello? Where did everybody go?

  8. Belichick for President says: Oct 4, 2010 11:35 PM

    Well, that was hilarious. Way to show up, Fins!

  9. Ingloriousbasterd says: Oct 4, 2010 11:38 PM

    dominating performance…yet not by the OFFENSE!?

  10. Burnum says: Oct 4, 2010 11:45 PM

    Miami’s Special Teams keep losing games for the Fins. This seems like a never ending story. They need to fire ST Coordinator John Bonamego on the spot!!! Dolphins’ ST suck since this regime took over (probably even longer…).
    On a side note, add Rob Ninkovich to an endless list of Dolphins’ rejects who go on to be key contributors in New England…

  11. Dave says: Oct 4, 2010 11:46 PM

    NY Jets-2010 AFC East Champions

  12. Ron says: Oct 4, 2010 11:50 PM

    The Dolphins defense
    held the tight ends to
    low yardage…thats it…nothing else

  13. TheWizard says: Oct 4, 2010 11:52 PM

    Nice to get one in Miami, not an easy thing for the Pats lately.

  14. sullijo says: Oct 4, 2010 11:54 PM

    Does Brandon Marshall only have to play one out of 4 games to get paid. 4 catches, really?

  15. footballnut says: Oct 5, 2010 12:01 AM

    Pats just showed the NFL they can in fact win on the road and in unconventional ways…lol.
    By the way does Sparano got to bed with those shades on? I know it’s sunny in Miami but Dude it’s 12 AM and your on the podium with the shades on.
    Pat Chung and Rob Ninkovich were the Dynamic Duo tonight…

  16. 2buku4u says: Oct 5, 2010 12:02 AM

    What an abortion…AND I broke my iPhone. Truth is we’re just not at that level yet. My pride is hurting big time right now, one of these chicks rocking new england gear is gonna have to ease my pain…

  17. CollegeToPros says: Oct 5, 2010 12:10 AM

    Thats wats up. We came to play in the second half big time.
    Pat Chung. wow what a player.
    Honorable mention to Rob Ninkovich

  18. GreenLantern1975 says: Oct 5, 2010 12:10 AM

    chad henne…the future…

  19. finsbooyah says: Oct 5, 2010 12:18 AM

    Credit to the Pats… But that was a total disgrace

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