Yet the Dolphins didn't get the win in either situation. And for their star receiver, that's a serious problem.
The Patriots jumped on the Dolphins early, getting out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. The Dolphins, though, knocked Jimmy Garoppolo out of the game and then mounted a comeback. Ryan Tannehill threw two second-half touchdowns, Kenyan Drake ran in another and the 'Fins had a chance to win the game on a 29-yard Hail Mary. But the bid fell short.
With a home game against Cleveland slated for next week, an 0-3 start is a possibility for the Dolphins if they don't stop being an "almost team" soon.