Patriots coach Bill Belichick was “positively giddy” after a 41-14 rout of the Dolphins, led by New England’s special teams unit.
Danny Woodhead went from a Jets outcast to the Patriots running back with the most snaps in Monday night’s game.
Patriots WR Randy Moss said he didn’t mind behind shut out of the box score, and lamented a dropped possible touchdown.
Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton and the rest of the team “hearts haters.”
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich kept the game close in the first half with two interceptions.
The victory reminded some analysts of an old-school Patriots win, circa 2001.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano on his team’s performance: “It was a mess,” coach Tony Sparano said. “It was embarrassing. These fans deserve better than that.”
Brandon Marshall was reduced to a decoy role for much of the night.
Dolphins special teams
coordinator John Bonamego can expect some heat in the upcoming days.
Miami WR Davone Bess caught nine passes for 91 yards, including this score.
Linebacker Cameron Wake continued his breakout season with a big game.
Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne took a step back with three picks.