Patriots Down Miami 23-16 - Match Report
Wes Welker was good for 103 receiving yards on Sunday as the Patriots grabbed a 23-16 win over the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.
The match was decisive in favor of New England, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 51.5.
Tom Brady completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 238 yards and 1 TD for the Patriots in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Dolphins defense.
Reggie Bush rushed for 64 yards for Miami, while Ryan Tannehill added 19 yards. Ryan Tannehill threw for 186 yards for the Dolphins, while receivers Brian Hartline and Rishard Matthews had 84 and 28 yards respectively.
Miami was outgained by New England 321-277 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-15 by the Patriots.
Miami lost the time of possession battle 33:24/26:36, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, New England takes its act home to face Houston looking for another win. For Miami, they head on the road to face San Francisco.