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Patriots 27, Dolphins 17

Patriots erupt in third quarter, beat Dolphins

FOXBOROUGH — If there was ever a time the Patriots were going to begin to turn around their third-quarter issues, Sunday was it.

The Dolphins had them on the ropes and in a two-touchdown hole after the first 30 minutes. New England’s offense had totaled a measly 59 yards, quarterback Tom Brady already had thrown an interception, standout right tackle Sebastian Vollmer had been carted off with a broken bone in his lower right leg, and the defense had allowed Miami to gain 175 yards, go 6 for 10 on third-down conversions, and score touchdowns on both red-zone trips.

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