Tim Tebow mania has come and gone in New England, and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will now shift their attention to the Miami Dolphins, who they will host at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday (TV/Radio: CBS/98.5 The Sports Hub).
Tim Tebow mania has come and gone in New England, and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will now shift their attention to the AFC East division rival Miami Dolphins, who they will face at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday at Gillette Stadium (TV/Radio: CBS/98.5 The Sports Hub).
Brady threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots (11-3) stomped out Tebow and the Denver Broncos, 41-23, on Sunday afternoon at Mile High Stadium. Tebow threw for 194 yards and rushed for 93 yards and two scores, but fumbled away the ball in a decisive second quarter which saw the Patriots outscore the Broncos, 20-3.
Brady has now thrown for 4,273 yards and 33 touchdowns on the season for the Patriots, who boast the league's No. 2 passing offense (averaging 319.3 yards per game). BenJarvus Green-Ellis is the team's leading rusher with 618 yards and eight touchdowns. Wes Welker has a team-high 1,339 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
Miami (5-9) is coming off of a 30-23 win over the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots' Week 17 opponent, on Sunday. Reggie Bush recorded his first career 200-plus yard rushing game, finishing with 203 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries. Matt Moore completed 10-of-20 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns for Miami.
Moore has thrown for 1,864 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season while Bush has rushed for 770 yards and five scores. Miami is 13th in the league in rushing yards (averaging 117.7 yards on the ground) and is third in the league in rushing defense, allowing an average of 89.9 yards on the ground this season.
New England and Miami have met one already this season, with the Patriots posting a 38-24 win in the season opener. Brady threw for a career-high 517 yards and four touchdowns while Welker had eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Chad Henne threw for 416 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for Miami.