NFL Power Rankings: Falcons, Packers drop in Week 9

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Oct 29, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) under pressure by New England Patriots outside linebacker Geneo Grissom (92) in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


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The rejuvenated Miami Dolphins hit a wall on Thursday Night Football when they met Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Dan Campbell era in Miami suffered its first loss, and they were completely outclassed by the Patriots.

Brady threw for 356 yards, Ryan Tannehill 300 yards. That’s where the similarities ended. Brady threw for four touchdowns, Tannehill none. Brady didn’t throw a pick, Tannehill threw two.

New England had an answer for the run game, too. Lamar Miller managed just 15 yards from his nine carries, although he did punch in a touchdown. This was largely due to the fact Miami was chasing the game for the most part. It’s easy to fall behind early against New England, and when that happens it becomes difficult to stay committed to the run.

It was a tough loss for Miami, and they will need to bounce back next week against the Bills.

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