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Patriots 27, Dolphins 24

Patriots reel in Dolphins and bye

New England catches Miami in the second half

FOXBOROUGH - After last week’s win in Denver, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he felt the team played its first 60-minute game of the season.

Yesterday at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots played for about half that long. But their 30-minute effort in the second half was enough to overcome the Dolphins’ performance in the opening 30 minutes, and New England pulled out a 27-24 win.

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