FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Dan Campbell hype machine rolled into town, but it didn’t matter.
The New England Patriots dispatched the upstart Miami Dolphins with ease Thursday night, 36-7, just like New England has done with all of its opponents this season. Miami had been gaining some buzz after hiring Campbell as their interim coach and winning two in a row, but the Patriots (7-0) continue to be unstoppable in Gillette Stadium in October.
And now that New England sits comfortably atop the AFC East after defeating two consecutive division opponents on a short week, the franchise is strengthening its resume as the best team in the AFC – if not the best team in the NFL.
In what is becoming customary this season, quarterback Tom Brady was clinical once again with his quick-release passes. He completed 26 of his 38 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns. Brady now has 20 touchdowns this season, compared to only one interception, as he continues his MVP…