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Best Of Social Media: Week 4 Dolphins vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
October 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm ET

The New England Patriots entered their week four match up with the division rival Miami Dolphins seeking to rebound from two-straight losses and avoid their first 1-3 start since 2001.

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It is not the highs that define us… #GameDay

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Game day #LETSGOOO

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Fired up.

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Pregame moves.

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Early on in the first quarter, newly signed wide receiver Josh Gordon tallied his first reception as a Patriot which helped setup the first points of the game.

A Stephen Gostkowski 20-yard field goal put the home team ahead 3-0.

In the second quarter, with the score still low, Cordarrelle Patterson found a hole in the Dolphins secondary for his first touchdown reception as a Patriot. 10-0 New England.

In what became a recurring theme throughout the game, the Patriots defense turned in its best showing of 2018. Shutting down the Dolphins offense, especially on third down.

Despite the great start, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wasn’t going to be pleased with his offense committing three penalties on play.

Still leading 10-0 with seven minutes to go in the half, linebacker Kyle Van Noy forced a fumble that setup a James White 22 yard touchdown run on the very next play. 17-0 in favor of the Patriots.

As the defense continued to do its job keeping the Dolphins offense off the field, the Patriots offense was clicking as Phillip Dorsett hauled in this acrobatic catch just before halftime.

24-0 Patriots at the Half.

During the halftime break, the New England Patriots honored newly enshrined team Hall of Famer Matt Light, who provided a very “colorful” speech to the fans.

In the third quarter, the Brady/White combination struck again with another touchdown, and all but putting the game away.  31-0 Patriots.

With the Patriots up 31-0 and the defense continuing to shut out the Dolphins, rookie Sony Michel capped off his career day with his first career touchdown run.

Michel ran for 112 yards on 25 carries with the touchdown, his first career 100 yard rushing game. 38-0 Patriots.

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With a 38-0 lead, the Dolphins managed a garbage time touchdown with 2:42 remaining in the game when Frank Gore caught a six-yard pass from backup quarterback Brock Osweiler.

The Patriots would go on to win by a final score of 38-7.

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Unbreakable bonds.

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Patriots Spend Evening At Tom Brady’s Annual Best Buddies Event

Robert Alvarez
June 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm ET

Tom Brady was back on the football field Friday night.

Brady and a few current and former Patriots teammates took to the field at Harvard Stadium for Brady’s 19th annual Best Buddies Tom Brady Football Challenge fundraising event.

Over the course of the evening, Brady was scrambling out of the pocket away from a defensive line filled of kids while throwing touchdown passes koppto Julian Edelman, Troy Brown, and even ESPN NFL Analyst Adam Schefter.

Other notable Patriots in attendance were Tedy Bruschi, James White, Chris Hogan, Christian Fauria, Dan Koppen, Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty, Ted Karras and Scott Zolak.

When asked about the events importance, James White told Patriots.com, “It’s always a special time, meeting the buddies again, seeing them run around and have fun, putting a smile on their faces,” James said. “It’s a great turnout, a great cause.”

The game ended in a highly competitive 112-112 tie.

Check out some of the best sights and sounds below.

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Always good seeing old friends and making new friends with @bestbuddies !

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Best Of Social Media: Week 7 Falcons vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
October 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

In one of the most anticipated games of the 2017 season, the New England Patriots prepared to welcome in the Atlanta Falcons for a Super Bowl rematch, and while Bill Belichicks team wasn’t taking the time to think about the past, it was hard to ignore the Gillette Stadium fans reminding both teams of the epic comeback during pregame.

As shared by NESN’s Zack Cox in the tweet below, Patriots long snapper and Naval officer Joe Cardona played a role in providing 200 tickets to men and women serving in the US Armed Services so they would be able to attend the evenings game.

Two Boston College legends met on the field before the game.

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Just before kickoff, the Patriots held a special on field tribute to cancer survivors as part of the NFL’s “Crucial Catch campaign that featured Tom Brady’s mother Galynn making her return to Foxboro.

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As for the game itself, the Patriots offense struggled early on to find a rhythm, but the defense stepped up, as Cassius Marsh swatted away three points from the Falcons and fired up the normally “all business” Bill Belichick.

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The Patriots would strike first in the second quarter, with Brandon Cooks following the blocking of Rob Gronkowski for a 7-0 lead.

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Midway through the second, an errie fog settled in over the Gillette Stadoum field that would provide an interesting backdrop (and internet memes) for the remainder of the game.

After a Stephen Gostkowski field goal, the Patriots were on the move again, as James White provided even more Super Bowl flashbacks with a touchdown of his own just before halftime. 17-0 Patriots going into the half.

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At halftime, the Patriots honored their three Pro Football Hall of Famers with a special ceremony awarding them ”rings of excellence”.

 

In the second half, the Patriots defense continued to stymie Matt Ryan’s offense as two more field goals put the Super Bowl champs ahead 23-0 midway through the fourth.

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant also did his best Nick Folk impression.

Kyle Van Noy provided a huge tackle on fourth down to again keep the Falcons off the scoreboard.

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With four minutes to go in the game, the Falcons at last broke through on the scoreboard after an incredible touchdown reception by Julio Jones after he jumped above Malcolm Butler.

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That would be all the Falcons could muster as the Patriots improved to 5-2 in 2017 following an impressive complete performance on both sides of the ball. A 23-7 victory heading into a home matchup with the San Diego Chargers next week.

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Great team win. On to the Chargers #SNF #pats

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Great team win! Still hungry for more.

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