The Miami Dolphins defense played horribly Monday night, allowing Tom Brady to throw for 517 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 loss to the Patriots.
What was so frustrating was the fact that the offense, and Chad Henne in particular, played really well against New England. Henne threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception, but that was just him throwing the ball towards the end zone as the clock expired. I want you guys to think about that for a moment. Henne threw for over 416 yards. In any other game Henne's 400+ yards would have been the main story, but because of our defense Tom Brady will be talked about for breaking the Patriots franchise record for passing yards.
If Brady hadn't broken his career high for passing yards in this game, Henne's 416 would have been higher than Tom Brady's previous career high of 410. I might be overreacting a little bit, but I think we really may have found our franchise quarterback.
But that is beside the point. Winning is the point, and the Dolphins lost the game because of an absolutely terrible defensive outing. Brady consistently picked Miami's defense apart, which was supposed to be one of the best in the NFL. He wore them out drive after drive and made them look like the Miami Dolphins defense of two years ago. New England tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez combined for 189 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Wes Welker alone had eight receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
I hate how we just can't seem to beat the Patriots. When our offense finally starts clicking and it looks like we have a chance to beat New England, they destroy our defense and make us look like crap again. Miami needs to figure out what went wrong today and fix it quickly before next Sunday against the Texans.
Thanks for reading, and let me hear your thoughts.