Recap - Patriots Defeat Miami 38-24
New England got 4 passing strikes from Tom Brady en route to a 38-24 victory over Miami on Monday in Week 1 action at Sun Life Stadium.
New England won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 47.5.
Danny Woodhead rushed for 69 yards, while BenJarvus Green-Ellis added 34 yards in the win. Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez added 160 and 103 receiving yards respectively.
Chad Henne rushed for 59 yards for Miami, while Reggie Bush added 38 yards. Chad Henne threw for 416 yards for the Dolphins, while receivers Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess had 139 and 92 yards respectively.
New England outgained Miami 622-488 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-25 by the Patriots.
New England lost the time of possession battle 31:33/28:27, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, New England takes its act home to face San Diego looking for another win. For Miami, they head home to face Houston.