Pats score 24 unanswered to beat Dolphins

Updated: October 27, 2013

Foxboro, MA ( – In a tale of two halves, New England
completely dominated the second to claim a 27-17 victory over the Miami
Dolphins in an AFC East clash at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots managed a mere 59 yards in the first 30 minutes and trailed by
14, then scored 24 unanswered points — highlighted by a pair of touchdowns in
a span of less than two minutes that tied the game.

Tom Brady struggled through his worst first half in 10 years, but rebounded to
finish with 116 yards and a touchdown on 13-of-22 passing. Stevan Ridley ran
for 79 yards with a score and Brandon Bolden added a rushing touchdown for New
England (6-2), which bounced back from last week’s overtime loss to the New
York Jets and beat Miami for the seventh straight time.

Ryan Tannehill threw for 192 yards with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of
interceptions for the Dolphins (3-4), who have followed a promising 3-0 start
with four consecutive losses.

A trio of turnovers and two missed field goals — one that hit an upright and
another that was blocked — in the second half led to disaster for Miami,
which has a quick turnaround with a Thursday night home game against