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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Ups and downs for the Patriots
By Mike Reiss
MIAMI -- At an initial glance, a look at which players were "up" in the Patriots' game against the Dolphins and those at the opposite end of the spectrum:
: On the field where he broke his foot last year, receiver delivers with another big game.
: Tight end's 13-yard, one-handed touchdown grab late in the second quarter is one for the highlight reel.
: Cornerback who often aligns on the inside part of the field, likely with the idea of taking away the Dolphins' middle-of-the-field passing game, isn't heard from often.
: Rookie receiver can't come up with two catches against tight coverage, one of which came in the end zone.
: Defensive backs are in coverage on
's 39-yard catch-and-run touchdown at the end of the second quarter.
: Linebacker is flagged for a critical pass-interference penalty on third down late in the third quarter.
: After the Patriots go ahead 20-17, sends his kickoff out of bounds, giving the Dolphins the ball at the 40.