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Brady focused on facing Dolphins on Thursday

Sep 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) hits New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports Brad Barr USA TODAY Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady is focused on keeping the New England Patriots unbeaten as they face the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.

''This week is a short week, a team that is playing really well, so it has its own really unique challenges,'' Brady said.

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Brady has thrown for 2,054 yards and 16 touchdowns against one interception, helping to lead New England to a 6-0 start.

He didn't discuss the NFL's decision on Monday to ask the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to conclude that a lower-court judge was mistaken when he reversed a penalty that was supposed to keep Brady out of the first four games of this season in the ''Deflategate'' case.

In the filing, the league called U.S. District Judge Richard Berman's decision to throw out Brady's punishment ''unfathomable'' and asked for the suspension to be reinstated.

Oral arguments in the case are not scheduled to be heard until February.

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