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Patriots.com News Blitz - 10/22/2007

It was like a game of two-hand touch in the backyard when you were a kid.

That's how The Boston Globe describes Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins contest in Miami, a 49-28 waxing by New England. QB Tom Brady's six touchdown passes were a franchise and personal best for him.

"Brady is just throwing up jump balls," said Miami cornerback Will Allen. "That's the way I saw it. Like basketball. He throws it up there, and Moss comes down with it.

"Even when they weren't clicking, they were moving the ball down the field," said Dolphins LB Zach Thomas. "A lot of that has to do with us. But a real lot of it has to do with them.

"Tom's on his game right now," Pats WR Jabar Gaffney told the Boston Herald.

With 27 touchdown tosses in only seven games, Brady is just one shy of his all-time single-season high, and he's well on his way to shattering Peyton Manning's NFL record for TD passes in a season.

"If he stays healthy and we continue to get open and catch the ball for him, hopefully down the line he'll be looking at that record."

That shouldn't be a problem, as The Providence Journal explains in a Monday morning column. Getting open is what the Patriots receivers do best.

"My job is easy," Brady said in his post-game press conference. "My offensive line has been giving me great protection. I'm just throwing it, and the receivers are catching it." "We had the game plan to go after him the first series," Miami cornerback Andre Goodman said, "and it didn't work. We tried to sit back and play a zone, and he ripped that apart. At the end of the day, it's a pretty helpless feeling."

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FOXSports.com continues the "undefeated" drumbeat that the media has been marching to all season.

The day couldn't have ended any worse for Thomas, who was involved in a car accident on his way home from the game, according to a USA TODAY story.

And in a Miami Herald article, Dolphins DE Jason Taylor summed up Sunday's shelacking best when he said "There are worse situations I could be in. I could be in Iraq."

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