Patriots 38, Dolphins 24 Tom Brady reaches rare air as Patriots beat Dolphins Team-record 517 yards for Brady in opening win ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jim Davis/Globe Staff Tom Brady, Wes Welker and the Patriots romped to an opening-night 38-24 win in Miami. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Aaron Hernandez caught one of his seven passes for a touchdown in the third quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Brady finished the night with a Patriots-record 517 yards passing. AP The night was punctuated when Welker broke away from Dolphins defender Benny Sapp ... AP/Palm Beach Post ... and ran away to the end zone for a 99-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Brandon Marshall and the Dolphins still managed to accumulate 488 total yards against the Patriots defense. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Chad Ochocinco spent much of his Patriots debut on the sideline and caught just one pass for 9 yards. REUTERS Rob Gronkowski caught one of Brady's four touchdown passes. AP The Patriots lost center Dan Koppen to a left ankle injury during the game. REUTERS Singer Fergie, who is a Dolphins minority owner, performed the national anthem before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The win marked the ninth straight regular-season game in which the Patriots scored more than 30 points.