W, 43-0 @ Dolphins
The Antonio Brown era in New England sure started off with a bang, didn’t it?
Brown made his presence felt right away, hauling in an impressive touchdown on a back-shoulder throw from quarterback Tom Brady, which made things look like the two had been working together for years.
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In all, Brown finished the Patriots’ beatdown of the Dolphins with four catches for 56 yards and the score. Brady, meanwhile, was his usual self, throwing for 264 yards and two touchdowns against a Dolphins defense, which surrendered only 381 yards, but had to deal with four interceptions by New England’s defense.
Not like the Pats needed those, but it illustrates the point: There’s no reason to move the Patriots out of the No. 1 spot in our NFL power rankings in Week 3.
If there is something head coach Bill Belichick and Co. can brag about, it’s bucking an unlucky trend the Pats have had in Miami, recently. It might be the only place the Patriots play at a disadvantage, for whatever reasons.
But considering how bad the Dolphins are, there wasn’t going to be any odd upset.
The Patriots can continue their domination of the AFC East in Week 3, hosting the Jets.