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Patriots 38, Dolphins 24

Tom Brady reaches rare air as Patriots beat Dolphins

Team-record 517 yards for Brady in opening win

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - In the South Florida humidity, the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player posted a franchise-record 517 passing yards and he and his offensive teammates totaled a team-record 622 yards despite starting a rookie at right tackle, a veteran who was signed little more than a week earlier at right guard, and losing their center midway through the game.

And it was done against a Miami Dolphins defense that has more than its share of good players.

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