A debate could have been had whether or not Tom Brady was human. At 40-years old, he is tearing up opposing defenses with ease. Against the Dolphins, he showed that he is at least a little bit human as he was credited with two turnovers.
One was not his fault. With David Andrews sidelined, Ted Karras was the starting center again. He zipped a snap past Brady, which was picked up by the Dolphins for a touchdown return. Brady also threw his third interception of the season later on in the first half. Despite those two turnovers, Brady still had a monster day.
Brady’s arm was not needed as much as usual, as he attempted only 28 passes. He made those passes count, as he completed 18 of them for 227 yards and four touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski was on the receiving end of two of those touchdowns, as the Dolphins had no answer for the All-Pro tight end.
The leading receiver for the Patriots was Brandin Cooks, who has provided numerous big plays in recent games. He caught six passes for 83 yards. Rex Burkhead was the receiver on the other touchdown pass from Brady.
Brady was only sacked once, but the Dolphins were able to get to him with eight quarterback hits. The Dolphins have some solid pass rushers, so one sack given up isn’t too bad. The Patriots passing offense wasn’t called upon as much as usual because of how dominant the run game was.