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Wes Welker protected the ball as he was chased by Dolphins defenders.
Rob Gronkowski scored in the second half.
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Stevan Ridley ran the ball into the end zone in the second quarter.
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Deion Branch made the signal for a first down after a reception in the second quarter.
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Tom Brady congratulated Stevan Ridley after Ridley’s second rushing touchdown of the game.
Tom Brady looked for a receiver.
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Defensive end Justin Francis celebrated a sack of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
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Patriots fans sat bundled against the cold before the game.
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