Even though ownership changed and it was the first game of the season it was still a battle of the last 2 AFC Champs and an early season division much needed win. Miami struck early and it proved to be the difference in the game as the Pats just got too far behind to be able to catch up. Before you could get comfy in the warm Florida sun the Dolphins had build a 21-0 lead. Lamar Miller had 2 TD's on the ground and Mike Wallace got free for a 50+ yard strike for a TD for Miami. The Patriots who could have been shocked did battle back and answer the score at the end of the half and after a nice INT by Navaro Bowman around midfield were able to strike again with about a minute left to make it 21-14. Ryan Tannelhill would not be shaken and was in full command on the night completing 19-21 and would lead Miami down for yet another TD to end the half this time finding Tony Clemons in the front of the endzone for a 28-14 lead at the half. Pats would get the ball out of the half and go on a long drive and answer yet again with a TD pass to TE Gronk. On this night however Miami proved to be too much on O and on 3rd down in particular and Lamar Miller would plunge in again for a 3rd TD making 35-21 into the 4th quarter. New England would march again on a long drive to cut the lead yet again to 1 TD but Miami would add a late FG to ice it pulling off the early season advantage 38-28. Miami recorded 2 sacks on the game however Dion Jordan on a QB sneak of all things would injure his shoulder and be lost for 6 weeks. Time to test the veteran depth yet again for Miami.