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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Canton should be calling Patrick Chung


MIAMI -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has an acute sense of football history.

Yet not even Belichick knew for sure how historically implausible his team's performance was Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

The Patriots left Sun Life Stadium with a stunning 41-14 victory that included a kickoff return for a touchdown, a blocked punt that brought a touchdown two plays later, a blocked field goal for a touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown.

"I can't imagine there are too many of those in NFL history, to be honest with you," Belichick said.

How many games over the decades?

Once? Twice?

Try nonce.

In all the lopsided matchups over the decades, never has an NFL team scored a touchdown on a kickoff return, a blocked field goal return and an interception return in the same game.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame should ask for a piece of memorabilia from Patriots safety Patrick Chung to display because he was instrumental in making it happen. He blocked the field goal and returned the interception 51 yards for the score. He also blocked Brandon Fields' punt.

The game was such an unprecedented landslide, the Dolphins fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego on Tuesday morning.

Here are some more statistical tidbits -- some sort of historic, some totally not -- from Monday night's landslide: