3 up, 3 down for Patriots

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A look at three players/units whose performance was up, and three players/units whose performance was down in the Patriots' 41-14 win over the Dolphins:


Patrick Chung -- The second-year safety blocks a punt, blocks a field goal and returns an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in a performance that makes him a favorite for NFL Player of the Week honors.

Rob Ninkovich -- Five-year veteran struggles early setting the edge against the run but makes up for it with two big interceptions and a sack.

Brandon Tate -- A 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the start of the third quarter shifts momentum and the Patriots never look back.


Jake Ingram -- Long snapper is shaky, but is bailed out by holder Zoltan Mesko.

Matt Light -- Picks up a first-quarter holding penalty which negates a big gain by tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Sebastian Vollmer -- Offensive tackle has his hands full with Cameron Wake.