Quick Take: Patriots win shootout in Miami

It was over when ...
Matt Cassel hooked up with Randy Moss for a 29-yard touchdown that gave New England a 38-28 lead with 8:52 remaining. Any chance the Dolphins had of rallying back was nullified when Patriots CB Brandon Meriweather intercepted Chad Pennington on the following drive.

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Moss was the recipient of all three of Cassel's touchdown passes, totaling 125 yards on eight catches. In a game that featured seven lead changes, Moss was responsible for two of them.

Key stat
In Week 3, the Dolphins burned the Patriots for 119 yards and four touchdowns using their "Wildcat" package. This time around the Patriots were ready, holding Miami to 25 yards on eight direct snaps to Ronnie Brown.

Noteworthy
New England's victory snapped Miami's four-game winning streak and moved the Patriots (7-4) into second place behind the Jets in the AFC East. ... Since 2003, the Patriots are 17-1 in games following a loss ... Moss now has 132 career touchdown receptions, passing Cris Carter to move into third all-time. ... New England has won 39 straight games when leading at halftime. ... Cassel finished the game 30-of-43 with a season-high 415 yards, marking the second-straight week he's gone over 400 yards passing. Cassel added a 14-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. ... Pennington passed for a career-high 341 yards and three touchdowns. ... With 392 total yards, the Dolphins have recorded over 300 yards in 10 consecutive games.

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