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

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Recap and conclusion

All in all, Sunday was a very good day if you’re a Patriots fan or a player on the team because the team gave a dominant performance against Miami. After two disappointing losses and one close win, New England finally put it all together.

A strong offensive game plan that was executed well, and a strong defensive performance mixed with good special teams resulted in the 38-7 rout of a division rival in the Dolphins. It was even more impressive given how hot Miami was coming into the game.

This does not mean that the division is wrapped up or that New England can begin plans for another Super Bowl parade in the winter, either. But, this is a good sign for the team when the calendar turns to October and the next quarter of the season begins. Only time will tell if the Patriots can keep this momentum going and continue to play as well as they did today against the Dolphins.

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The next test for the Patriots comes on Thursday night when they host a familiar foe at Gillette Stadium. They have a short week this week when Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts make their way into Foxboro to face off with the Patriots. The game will be on Fox at 8:20 pm ET.