This stat puts Patriots' Week 1 offensive performance in startling perspective

/ by Nick Goss
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The New England Patriots have had plenty of issues playing against the Miami Dolphins on the road in recent seasons, but it's been a long time since their offense performed as bad as it did Sunday.

The Patriots could only generate one touchdown in a 20-7 loss to the Dolphins in their Week 1 game at Hard Rock Stadium. New England's offense also totaled just 271 yards and committed three turnovers (two fumbles, one interception).

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When was the last time the Patriots were so inept offensively versus the Dolphins?

You have to go all the way back to 2006 to find the last time New England scored fewer than 10 points against Miami. It was a 21-0 defeat on the road in Week 13 of that season.

Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady played one of the worst games of his career. He completed 12 of 25 pass attempts for 78 yards with zero touchdowns. The Dolphins' coach was Nick Saban, who has since become the greatest head coach in college football history at Alabama.

The Patriots, after Sunday's result, have now lost three consecutive games and eight of their last 10 in Miami. New England's last victory at Hard Rock Stadium was Week 2 of the 2019 campaign. It was a 43-0 win and the only game wide receiver Antonio Brown ever played with the Patriots. 


The Patriots will have to wait a while to get revenge for Sunday's loss. They don't play the Dolphins again until Week 17, which is scheduled for New Year's Day.