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Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Tom Brady threw a pass against the Dolphins in the second quarter.
The Dolphins took an early lead as they played the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Brady was unable to convert on a third-down play, forcing the Patriots to go for a field goal in the second quarter.
Sebastian Vollmer's right leg was injured when the Dolphins' Randy Starks fell on it in the second quarter.
Brady looked at Vollmer as the tackle's injured leg was examined.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watched the game action from the sidelines.
Brady threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson with pressure from the Dolphins' Philip Wheeler.
Wheeler went after Brady's injured arm during the pass to Dobson in the third quarter.
Dobson beat Nolan Carroll for the touchdown reception.
The End Zone Militia celebrated Dobson's catch.
Brandon Bolden carried the ball and Philip Wheeler into the end zone in the third quarter.
Logan Ryan sacked the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, forcing a fumble in the third quarter.
The Patriots' Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble.
The Patriots sacked Tannehill in the fourth quarter.
Ninkovich sacked Tannehill for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter.
Devin McCourty broke up a pass intended for Charles Clay in the second quarter.
Stevan Ridley ran past Philip Wheeler for a 23-yard rushing gain in the third quarter.
Rob Gronkowski was tackled by Reshad Jones after a 23-yard reception in the third quarter.
Gronkowski rehydrated himself on the sidelines.
Tannehill threw a pass against the Patriots in third-quarter action.
Dont'a Hightower sacked Tannehill in the third quarter.
Chandler Jones blocked Caleb Sturgis' 39-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter.
Brandon Bolden ran past Jared Odrick in the fourth quarter.
Brady slid in front of Chris Clemons after rushing for an 8-yard gain and a first down in the fourth quarter.
The Patriots rallied from an early deficit to beat the Dolphins, 27-17.
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