Miami Dolphins defeat New England Patriots, 22-21

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Glitz, glamour, and celebrity are all elements embraced at Land Shark Stadium.

It might seem a player such as Tom Brady would fit right in among the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. After all, the Patriots quarterback has graced magazine covers and gained a lot of attention on his trip to London for wearing a stylish suit on the team bus while his teammates sported sweat suits.

But yesterday, Brady didn’t look glamorous. He ditched the sui...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The outcome no longer in question, Tom Brady knelt on both knees with his facemask in the turf, a beaten man. He had just thrown his second interception of the quarter, a desperate throw, defenders draped all over him. Brady, for so long an embodiment of poise, looked ready to lift himself up. Then he smashed his head to the ground.

Hours earlier, he had eased any concerns about an injured finger while the Patriots took a commanding lead. Now, he h...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When it became obvious the Patriots’ defense wasn’t going to give the Dolphins much room to run yesterday, Miami put the game in quarterback Chad Henne’s hands.

The first-year starter responded with a career day and his third fourth-quarter comeback of the season in a 22-21 victory.

Henne completed 29 of 52 passes for 335 yards - all career highs - and had two touchdowns and an interception.

“I didn’t think we were going to throw that much,’’...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - What a week for Bob Kraft. His team got undressed on “Monday Night Football,’’ his $9 million federally funded bridge deal was shelved Friday, and yesterday the Patriots blew a 14-0 lead and dropped a 22-21 decision to the not-very-good Miami Dolphins.


Sure, the Patriots are probably going to the playoffs, but winning the super-soft AFC East is like finishing ahead of three teams of Baltimore Orioles. It doesn’t give you a lot of confidenc...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Wes Welker delivered the big play time after time for the Patriots yesterday.

In fact, Welker had receptions of 58, 28, and 18 yards. But following a 22-21 loss to the Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium, all the 5-foot-9-inch slot receiver could talk about was the plays he could have made.

“That’s what we’re out there to do is make plays,’’ said Welker. “And we’ve got to make more of them. As many as it takes.’’

It’s hard to imagine the Patriots ...