New England Patriots defeat Miami Dolphins, 49-28

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - There was a fan in the end zone at Dolphin Stadium yesterday wearing a No. 72 Dolphins jersey with Undefeated where the player's name would be.

Maybe the Patriots Pro Shop should start loading up on 07 Patriots jerseys with Unstoppable on the back.

Playing the unworthy successors of that 1972 team, the only one in NFL history to record an unbeaten and untied season (17-0, including playoffs), and with its coach, Hall of Famer Don Shula, in attendan...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - After watching fellow receiver Randy Moss haul in two long, high-arcing touchdown passes while being smothered by defensive backs, the words rolled off the tongue of Donte' Stallworth.

"Like a dog going up to catch a Frisbee," he said.

Well said, as Moss and the Patriots played the part of the angry pit bull in yesterday's 49-28 win over the overmatched Dolphins, pouncing early and never relenting.

Sure, there is strategy and Xs and Os to dis...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - My favorite expression growing up was this: We smucked them.

Usually I came in for dinner declaring this after a particularly lopsided game of street hockey or kickball. Occasionally, it was after a touch football game when Michael Ricci, who had a bullet arm and the quickness to scramble away from anyone else in the neighborhood, was my teammate. He would send us all deep, stand back there for what seemed like at least two episodes of "Gilligan's ...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Believe it or not, at least one member of the Miami Dolphins' secondary thought that he and his fellow defensive backs had a decent chance to do what no other opposing secondary had done to Tom Brady and the Patriots this season - slow them down.

Veteran cornerback Andre' Goodman found out early yesterday that he was mistaken as Brady went 3 of 3 for 45 yards on the Patriots' opening drive and finished it off with a 30-yard scoring pass to Donte' S...