There are at least three certainties after the Dolphins drubbing of the Patriots. One, New England will not go undefeated, two, they will not win every game played within the division, and three, they have, albeit only one game in, major problems on their offensive line.
A unit that at times looked so over-matched that they appeared to have roller skates on while being turned around as much as they were. Miami prepared themselves better at halftime, for years a non-happening against a Bill Belichick coached team, and pounded the Patriots on both the offensive and defensive fronts in the second half. Any NFL novice will tell you that if you lose the battles on the line of scrimmage, you will not win in the league. If you are a Pats fan, you have to wonder what your team's offensive line would have looked like with their best player, leader and captain not having being dealt off to Tampa Bay.
Maybe not as big a difference on the field, but from a mental and competitive standpoint, they seemed to lose their composure. Tom Brady and New England's offense had no answer, and the final score of 33-20 didn't seem that close.
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