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The Splash Zone 9/14/20: Dolphins Lose Season Opener Against Patriots

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Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Time to throw in the towel on this 2020 season already! Ok, let’s not overreact like that already.

The Dolphins got manhandled by the Patriots yesterday as the defense had no answers for the Patriots running game and Cam Newton. I was expecting it to be a sloppy game, but I didn’t expect the Dolphins to come out looking like they hadn’t practiced all offseason. The run defense looked like last season where backs were just getting chunks of yardage and running through tackles.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions which didn’t help and the lone Dolphins touchdown was a goalline run by Jordan Howard. Fans will be calling for Tua Tagovailoa, but it’s too early for that unless Fitzpatrick does this for the next three games or so.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Dolphins' lack of offensive firepower exposed in loss to Patriots - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The offense totaled 269 yards and lost receiver DeVante Parker to hamstring injury in the second half.


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Patriots beat Dolphins 21-11 in Cam Newton's debut - ProFootballTalk
The post Tom Brady-era in New England began with a win powered by an offense different from the one we’re used to seeing the Patriots play.


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