New England Patriots: 4 takeaways from Week 4 victory against Miami Dolphins

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The New England Patriots blew the doors off of the Miami Dolphins in Week 4. Here are four takeaways from the victory.

The New England Patriots returned home to Foxboro and got back into the win column after a decisive 38-7 victory against the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon.

New England came into this game 1-2 after a poor performance against the Detroit Lions last Sunday night. As for Miami, they came in red hot posting a 3-0 record and a first place position in the AFC East.

Both teams have played well against each other, however, some games have been lopsided, usually in favor of the Patriots. A loss on Sunday would have made the Patriots’ road to another division title much more difficult. Miami hosts the last meeting between these two teams in December and the Patriots do not play well in Miami if history is any indication.

The Patriots could very easily be 0-3 with the way they played against the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions. They played very poorly in all phases of the game, which led to their 1-2 start.

However, when they took the field on Sunday, to say the New England Patriots dominated Miami would be an understatement. From the opening kickoff, it was New England’s game and they would not take their foot off the gas pedal. Miami did not stand a chance despite forcing a turnover and keeping New England’s offense at bay for a portion of the game.

Here is how the New England Patriots applied all four keys to defeat the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon.