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Howard picks off Brady twice (0:52)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake saw a ton of volume tonight, finishing with 30 touches for 193 total yards in Miami's win over New England. Drake played a complete game, winning matchups as a receiver and using his speed, power and lateral agility to rack up numbers on the ground.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense went 0-for-11 on third down in their 27-20 loss to the Dolphins, which is where the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski showed up most. Credit the Dolphins for an inspired effort as well. The Patriots drop to 10-3, but can still put themselves in prime position for the AFC's top seed with a win at Pittsburgh (11-2) on Sunday. For that to happen, they'll need to play, and coach, better than they did against the Dolphins.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the second time in Brandin Cooks' 55-game career that he has been held without a reception through three quarters (also 2016 Week 12).

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Inside crossing route on the Jay Cutler TD pass to Jarvis Landry. And with the Patriots in a zone coverage, Landry found an open window to sit the route down. That puts Landry at 40 yards receiving and two touchdowns on six catches.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler is up to 223 yards passing and two touchdowns after that end zone throw to Jakeem Grant. And Cutler went right at Patriots CB Malcolm Butler on the fade route. Took a shot there.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

After Tom Brady was intercepted by Xavien Howard on the opening drive of the third quarter, and Howard returned the pick 29 yards to the New England 46-yard line, it marked the first time since Week 3 that an opponent started a drive in Patriots territory. Prior to that. it had been 105 straight drives that opponents started in their own territory.

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Howard chases down Brady's deep ball for second INT (0:46)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots scored in the final minute of the first half for the 10th time this season when Stephen Gostkowski hit a 46-yard field goal. The Patriots have outscored opponents 50-14 in the final minute of the first half this season. It wasn't a great first half for the Patriots, however, as this game sparks memories of past trips in which Tom Brady (7-8 lifetime in Miami) has struggled.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is already up to 120 total yards in the first half on 15 touches. The Dolphins are flexing Drake out wide and creating matchups in the passing game.

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Burkhead rolls into end zone (0:41)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Dion Lewis' one-handed reception was the spark the Patriots needed, as the offense had been struggling to generate much momentum before the sparkplug running back reached out his right hand on the right sideline to gather in a Tom Brady pass delivered under duress. That set up the Patriots' first touchdown and is a play you'll likely be seeing as a Top 10 contender on SportsCenter.

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Lewis hauls it in with one hand (0:38)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

After returning to the game, DT Alan Branch (knee) limped off following a first-down play in the second quarter and walked slowly to the locker room. It marks the second time in the game he has headed to the locker room for more medical evaluation.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady has come up short on multiple passes over the Patriots' first two drives, one of which was intercepted. There haven't been many times this season, if any, where Brady has had that happen. He didn't have a completion in the first quarter.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Alan Branch has returned to the game after leaving briefly with a knee injury. That is an important development for the Patriots, who are thin in the front seven tonight.