Miami Dolphins defeat New England Patriots, 38-13

FOXBOROUGH - The Wildcat got 'em.

That's what Ricky Williams called the unconventional offensive package the Dolphins sprung on the Patriots during yesterday's 38-13 beatdown at Gillette Stadium. The unique strategy had running back Ronnie Brown taking a direct snap while lined up in the shotgun as the quarterback, Williams coming left to right in motion as a receiver, and quarterback Chad Pennington at receiver.

Some might call it a gimmick, but gimmicks are usually...

FOXBOROUGH - Pigs can fly. Massachusetts might vote Republican. A sportswriter will turn down a free meal.

We live in an alternative universe today. Anything is possible.

We know this because of what we witnessed yesterday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots lost. Actually, it was more than that. The Patriots were humiliated in their crib of domination. They were routed by the moribund Miami Dolphins, 38-13. They were booed off their own field.

It was the first time...

FOXBOROUGH - Randy Moss said all the right things after catching just four passes for 25 yards in the Patriots' 38-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins yesterday, but his body language seemed to tell a different story.

Moss sat in solitude on the bench for most of the first half as the offense struggled. The wide receiver has yet to establish the same passing rapport with quarterback Matt Cassel he had with Tom Brady, and it hasn't helped that teams consistently have rolled a ...

FOXBOROUGH - Before yesterday's game, if you were told that rookie quarterbacks Kevin O'Connell (Patriots) and Chad Henne (Miami Dolphins) would be on the field in the fourth quarter, the safe assumption would have been that the Patriots had routed the Dolphins. But as the Patriots learned yesterday, in a Tom Brady-less world there are no safe assumptions or walkthrough wins.

No, the Patriots (2-1) were not the routers yesterday; they were the routed, pummeled, 38-13, b...