The New England Patriots did it the hard way but scored 24 unanswered second half points to beat Miami 27-17.Tom Brady threw for just 161 yards and a touchdown, connecting with rookie Aaron Dobson in the third quarter cutting the lead to seven points. Brandon Bolden tied the game with a 2-yard run before the Pats took the lead on a Stephen Gostowski field goal. Steven Ridley capped the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run.

New England managed just 252 yards of offense and struggled again on third down converting just 2 out of 10 attempts. Likewise the defense couldn't get off the field on third down as the Dolphins converted 8 of their 17 attempts.

The win improves the Patriots record to 6-2 as they get ready to host the Steelers next Sunday.

Patriots Player Stats

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Tom Brady 13/22 116 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Stevan Ridley 14 79 1 23
LeGarrette Blount 11 46 0 19
Brandon Bolden 8 22 1 8
Tom Brady 4 5 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Aaron Dobson 4 60 1 26
Rob Gronkowski 2 27 0 23
Danny Amendola 3 15 0 8
Brandon Bolden 2 7 0 5
Julian Edelman 2 7 0 7