Tom Brady threw his first interception since October, so he wasn't perfect in the New England Patriots' opener.
He was close, though.
Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yarder to Wes Welker, and the reigning AFC East champions started with a victory for the eighth consecutive season Monday night by beating the Miami Dolphins 38-24.
Defensive end Jared Odrick picked off a deflected pass to set up a Miami touchdown and end Brady's NFL-record streak of 358 passes without an interception. Otherwise Brady and the Patriots picked up where they left off last season, when he threw for 36 TDs and his team led the league in scoring.
New England totaled 622 yards, the most in franchise history and the most allowed by Miami.
Brady, who went 32-for-48, became the 11th quarterback to throw for at least 500 yards.
Norm Van Brocklin set the record of 554 yards in 1951.