1. Tom Brady didn't feed Gronk on Thanksgiving, but he fed him the ball early and often against the Dolphins. Miami seemingly had little recourse in getting picked apart by perhaps the greatest quarterback-tight end collaboration in NFL history, which tallied 82 yards and two touchdowns on five connections. Gronk's 75 career receiving touchdowns are the most in the NFL since 2010. Javon Hargrave Youth Jersey The trademark performance by the Patriots duo reaffirms the Patriots' place in the AFC hierarchy but also sees them nearing their potential on the cusp of December, a defining Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era characteristic. The Patriots weren't perfect in this one -- there were some gaffes that surely annoyed "no days off" Belichick -- but they got their seventh consecutive win. Brady completed 18 of 28 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns and Dion Lewis Jerome Bettis Youth Jersey was too much for the porous Dolphins defense, rushing for 112 yards on 15 carries.
2. Dolphins coach Adam Gase promised changes on offense, and it looks as if some of those adjustments paid dividends even if it couldn't topple a streaking Patriots team. Quarterback Matt Moore, filling in for the concussed Jay Cutler, had his moments despite being under frequent Patriots pressure. Moore connected on 23 of 34 passes for 215 yards a touchdown. It was an improvement over Joe Greene Youth Jersey the 40-0 drubbing Miami suffered against Baltimore in Moore's last start and it's debatable whether Cutler would have fared any better.
3. Although the Patriots are the better team, there were at least a few moments when New England was its worst enemy. A botched snap on a play-call miscommunication in the second quarter led to Reshad Jones scooping the ball away from a prone Brady and scoring on a 14-yard return. Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain then intercepted a pass in the second quarter to prevent the Patriots from going up John Stallworth Youth Jersey by more than two touchdowns. Another botched snap in the second half wasn't as costly for the Patriots. Of course, the Dolphins had their share of follies. Moore threw two interceptions, including an end-zone pick by Stephon Gilmore just before halftime that immensely hurt their comeback cause. McCain's third-quarter ejection for throwing a punch at Danny Amendola didn't help anything.