Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NE 622
    • 488 MIA
  • Turnovers

    • NE 1
    • 1 MIA
  • Possession

    NE MIA
    31:33 28:27
  • 1st Downs

    • NE 27
    • 25 MIA

Game Information

Hard Rock Stadium
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Miami, FL 33056
Attendance: 66,860
100%
Capacity: 65,326
Referees: Pete Morelli

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Patriots77141038
Dolphins7010724
first QuarterNEMIA
TD
7:47
Chad Henne 9 Yard Run
12 plays, 84 yards, 7:18
06
XP
7:42
Dan Carpenter Kick is Good
12 plays, 84 yards, 7:18
07
TD
4:21
Benjarvus Green-Ellis 4 Yard Run
6 plays, 78 yards, 3:28
67
XP
4:14
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
6 plays, 78 yards, 3:28
77
second QuarterNEMIA
TD
14:15
Rob Gronkowski 10 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
7 plays, 65 yards, 2:54
137
XP
14:09
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
7 plays, 65 yards, 2:54
147
third QuarterNEMIA
TD
12:35
Brian Hartline 10 Yard Pass From Chad Henne
2 plays, 9 yards, 0:44
1413
XP
12:29
Dan Carpenter Kick is Good
2 plays, 9 yards, 0:44
1414
TD
8:27
Wes Welker 2 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
10 plays, 69 yards, 4:06
2014
XP
8:23
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
10 plays, 69 yards, 4:06
2114
FG
3:40
Dan Carpenter 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 68 yards, 4:47
2117
TD
0:16
Aaron Hernandez 1 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
8 plays, 79 yards, 3:26
2717
XP
0:10
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
8 plays, 79 yards, 3:26
2817
fourth QuarterNEMIA
FG
11:06
Stephen Gostkowski 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 62 yards, 3:35
3117
TD
5:57
Wes Welker 99 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
1 play, 99 yards, 0:00
3717
XP
5:44
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
1 play, 99 yards, 0:00
3817
TD
3:43
Reggie Bush 2 Yard Pass From Chad Henne
8 plays, 73 yards, 2:05
3823
XP
3:39
Dan Carpenter Kick is Good
8 plays, 73 yards, 2:05
3824

Research Notes

  • NEXT LEVEL: Only 32.6 percent of Reggie Bush's rushes for the Saints the past three seasons were up the middle and Bush averaged 4.2 yards per rush on such runs. On Monday night, nine of Bush's 11 rushes were up the middle (81.8 percent) and they produced 3.4 yards per rush.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne looked like an improved quarterback from a season ago, particularly passing inside the numbers. Despite that interception on the final throw of the game, Henne finished with excellent numbers, particularly throwing over the middle of the field.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Tom Brady and the Patriots used no-huddle offenses to keep the Dolphins in small defenses (five or more defensive backs) against their two tight end offenses. The Patriots ran for 85 yards on 16 attempts (5.3 yards/rush) against the Dolphins' sub small defense and just 21 yards on 8 attempts (2.6 yards/rush) against the Dolphins' 3-4.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Dolphins increased the blitz pressure after Patriots center Dan Koppen left the game with an injury with 1:18 left in the first half. Unfortunately for Miami, Tom Brady led the league last season with an NFL passer rating of 121.9 against five-or-more pass rushers.

  • The Patriots had a historic offensive performance. But they also allowed 488 total net yards of offense to the Dolphins.It is the 2nd-most total net yards they have allowed in a season opener, only trailing their 1994 opener...against the Dolphins. This is the only time they allowed more than 450 yards in an opener and won.

  • From Elias: The Patriots had 4 players with at least 6 receptions AND at least 85 yards receiving.They are the first team in NFL history to have such a performance in a single game.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Tom Brady targeted Wes Welker on throws of at least 15 yards four times Monday night, including Welker's 99-yard touchdown catch. Last season, Brady targeted Welker on throws of that length just eight times all season and never twice in one game.

  • The Patriots had a historic offensive performance. But they also allowed 488 total net yards of offense to the Dolphins.This is the most total net yards the Patriots ever allowed on Monday Night Football. It's the 1st time in franchise history they allowed more than 450 yards on MNF and won.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Brady was 10 of 17 for 310 yards on throws that traveled more than 10 yards in the air Monday night; his most attempts of that distance in a single game dating back to 2008.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Last year Tom Brady led the NFL with 2,227 yards in a 2+ TE formation. On Monday night, Brady's 416 yards in such formations was nearly 20 percent of that total yardage from a season ago and he maintained an almost identical completion percentage.

  • From Elias: The Patriots racked up the 2nd-most total yards in a season opener in NFL history.

  • After Juan Francisco's long home run tonight, Prince Fielder (486 ft), Francisco (482 ft) and Justin Upton (478 ft) have the longest homers in the majors this season.Tom Brady's passing yardage (517 yds) on Monday was 105 ft MORE (1,551 ft) than the distance of the 3 longest homers in MLB this season COMBINED (1,446 ft).

  • The Patriots had 622 total net yards, setting a franchise record, breaking the old record of 619 set in a 59-0 win over the Titans in 2009.

  • Last season, no quarterback passed more out of two-tight end formations than Tom Brady, who lead the league in attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns out of two-tight end sets. On Monday night Brady was even more prolific, recording 18.7 percent of his yardage total from a season ago while maintaining an almost identical completion percentage.

  • When you combine the pass yards for the Patriots (516) and the Dolphins (390), there has NEVER been a more prolific NFL game in terms of combined passing yards.The Dolphins were also involved in the previous record which came on Sept. 21, 1986 and that was a game that included overtime.

  • The Patriots and Dolphins combined for the 2nd-most net yards of offense in a single game in NFL history.

  • Tom Brady's 517 pass yards are the 5th most in any game in NFL history. It's the highest total in any game since Nov. 10, 1996 when Boomer Esiason threw 522 for the Cardinals in a OT game.

  • Tom Brady's 99-yard TD pass to Wes Welker was the 12th of its kind in NFL history. The history of the 99-yard touchdown pass spans back to 1939. Tonight's was the fourth 99-yard pass in the last decade.

  • Tom Brady's NFL record of most consecutive regular-season passes without an interception is over at 358 after a tipped-ball was picked off by Jared Odrick. He hadn't thrown a regular-season pick since Week 5 of last season vs the Ravens.

  • Surprised Brady went to Rob Gronkowski in the red zone? Don't be... Gronkowski's 9 Rec TD in the red zone last year led the NFL.

  • Tom Brady: 262nd career Pass TD; breaks a tie with Dave Krieg for 10th all-time. Next up for Brady is Joe Montana who had 273.

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