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Dolphins...38 Patriots...13

September 22, 2008|From the Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ronnie Brown and the lowly Miami Dolphins ended the Patriots' record winning streak and made New England's defense look as shaky as its Tom Brady-less offense.

Brown scored a team-record four touchdowns rushing and threw for another -- with four of the scores coming on direct snaps to the running back -- as Miami stunned New England, 38-13.

The loss ended the Patriots' NFL mark of 21 consecutive regular-season wins that began after a 21-0 loss to the Dolphins on Dec. 10, 2006.

The Dolphins, who lost their first 13 games last year and finished 1-15, won for just the second time in 22 games.

The Patriots (2-1) kept getting fooled by the same trickery: six direct snaps resulting in four touchdowns after the Dolphins (1-2) didn't use the play in their first two games.

Quoteworthy: "You really don't realize how good Tom Brady is until he's not out there." -- Joey Porter, Dolphins linebacker

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