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Final: Dolphins 22, Patriots 21

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  December 6, 2009 01:40 PM

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- FINAL, Dolphins 22, Patriots 21: Tom Brady threw an interception as Cameron Wake wrapped him up around the legs with 35 seconds left. Channing Crowder caught the interception, securing the victory for the Dolphins.

The Patriots have now dropped five road games, the most since 2000. They have also lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2006.

4th quarter, 1:02, Patriots 21, Dolphins 22: Dan Carpenter kicked a 41-yard field goal to give the Dolphins their first lead.

4th quarter, 9:39,Patriots 21, Dolphins 19: On second and 5 from the Miami 5, Brady threw an interception in the end zone on a pass intended for Randy Moss. The Dolphins took over on their 20 with 9:39 to go. The interception was Brady's second in the red zone this season. From 2006-08, Brady didn't throw an interception in the red zone.

3d quarter, 3:18, Patriots 21, Dolphins 19: On the Dolphins' last drive, Chad Henne reached career-highs in completions (22) and passing yards (249). His previous highs were 20 and 241.

3d quarter, 3:18,Patriots 21, Dolphins 19: Chad Henne found Brian Hartline for the 7-yard touchdown. The Dolphins attempted a 2-point conversion, but Henne's pass fell incomplete. (12 plays, 64 yards, 5:28)

Highlights from the drive included the Dolphins converting a first down on fourth and 1 at the Patriots 7.


3d quarter, 10:04, Patriots 21, Dolphins 13: Dan Carpenter kicked a 24-yard field goal to end a six-play, 46-yard drive in 2:02. The Dolphins were forced to settle for the field goal after Bodden reached up to tip Henne's pass on third down.

3d quarter, 12:02, Patriots 21, Dolphins 10: Sam Aiken reached over Miami cornerback Sean Smith to snag Brady's pass and run the rest of the way for an 81-yard touchdown. It was the longest play from scrimmage for the Patriots this season and second touchdown of the year for Aiken.

3d quarter, 12:37, Patriots 14, Dolphins 10: Jason Taylor is back in the game.

2d quarter, :01, Patriots 14, Dolphins 10: With one second left, Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter kicked 29-yard field goal. It capped an 11-play, 83-yard drive that took 1:54.

2d quarter, :45, Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden is on the bench trying to stretch his right arm. He came out of the game moments ago and is working with trainers.

2d quarter, 1:55, Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: Sammy Morris was unable to pick up the first down on fourth and 1 from the Dolphins 6-yard line. The Dolphins pushed Morris backward and took over on downs.

2d quarter, 2:04, Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: Jason Taylor has a shoulder injury and his return is questionable. He went down after Brady's completion to Welker.

2d quarter, 3:38, Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: Hard to question any issues with Brady's finger as he just completed a 58-yard pass to Welker to carry the Patriots to the Dolphins 15-yard line. Welker now has six catches for 103 yards. Brady has completed 13 of 14 passes for 196 yards.

2d quarter, 5:11, Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather intercepted Chad Henne's pass and returned it 19 yards to give the Patriots the ball on their 22.

2nd quarter, 8:34,Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: The Patriots were faced with fourth and 1 from their 44-yard line and opted to punt. Dolphins take over from their 20.

2d quarter, 11:03, Patriots 14, Dolphins 7: The Dolphins are on the board. Chad Henne completed a 13-yard pass to Davone Bess, who broke tackles by Darius Butler and Jonathan Wilhite to step into the end zone. The drive was 10 plays for 88 yards.

2nd quarter, 14:06, Patriots 14, Dolphins 0: Patriots linebacker Junior Seau is in the game, seeing his first action since the 59-0 win against Tennessee.

2nd quarter, 14:56, Patriots 14, Dolphins 0: Kevin Faulk ran 6 yards for the touchdown, completing a 13-play, 80-yard drive. The drive was the 30th of the season of 10 plays or more, which ranks first in the NFL.

1st quarter, 1:00, Patriots 7, Dolphins 0: Brady completed 7 of 7 passes for 104 yards before a floating a pass off target to Welker. The Patriots have the ball on the Dolphins 15.

1st quarter, 5:10: Patriots 7, Dolphins 0: Brady is back in the game and leading the Patriots from their 20-yard line on their second drive of the day.

1st quarter, 11:38:Patriots 7, Dolphins 0:Brady tossed a 58-yard touchdown to Randy Moss 3 minutes 22 seconds into the game. Brady left the field after getting hit while making the throw. He jogged to the locker room after the play. The Patriots announced he had an arm injury and was questionable to return. The nail on the middle finger of his throwing hand is black and blue.

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