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Patriots rebound from poor first half, top Dolphins 27-17 despite shaky game by Brady

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan, left, strips the ball from Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    New England Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan, left, strips the ball from Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick studies pictures on the sideline in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick studies pictures on the sideline in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

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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