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Patriots shake off poor half, beat Dolphins 27-17
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New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) celebrates his touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. At left is Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 27, 2013, 4:17 pm

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots shook off a dismal first half and another mediocre performance by Tom Brady to beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday.

Trailing 17-3 after gaining just 59 yards in the half, the Patriots quickly turned the game around in the third quarter with two touchdowns in a span of seven plays.

The Patriots (6-2) outscored the Dolphins (3-4) in the third quarter 17-0. Miami lost its fourth straight game.

Brady completed 13 of 22 passes for just 116 yards, but threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson with 6:32 gone in the third quarter that began the comeback.

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