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Mike Reiss of The Boston Globe reports that no team has scored more than 17 points against the Patriots defense. However, a lack of turnovers was beginning to frustrate some players. Last night, the Pats forced three turnovers against the Dolphins.

The Boston Herald's Michael Felger also reports on the Pats defense, which isn't slowing down right now. The one NFL stat that doesn't lie? Points allowed. The Patriots simply aren't letting other teams score when they need to.

Hartford Courant* *writer Alan Greenberg reports on the defense's counterbalance of a poor performance by the Pats offense.

The Providence Journal's* *Shalise Manza Young attributes the win to the defense's strong performance, as well.

The Boston Globe's Jackie MacMullan reports on the win. The Patriots enter a bye week and are looking forward to a much needed break.

The Boston Herald's John Tomase reports on the Patriots patient approach, which has paid off yet again. "It's the guys in this locker room," said Harrison when asked what makes the Pats so reliable.

The Boston Globe reports on Troy Brown who, like the team he plays for, is about efficiency and patience. He was particularly efficient yesterday, producing five first downs on five catches.

The Providence Journal's Jim Donaldson reports on Tom Brady, who can cut up a defense on the field and is a cut-up of a prankster off the field.

Boston Herald writer, Karen Guregian reports on the play of Tom Brady, who didn't have his best game last night. His longest completion was for 15 yards.

Christopher Gasper, of The Boston Globe, reports on the locker room antics of Tom Brady and his understudy, Matt Cassel.

The Boston Globe* *also reports on the return of cornerback Ellis Hobbs, who played last night despite suffering a broken wrist only two weeks ago.

The Boston Herald also reports on Hobbs' return.

Amalie Benjamin of The Boston Globe reports that Asante Samuel had an excellent game against Miami, posting two interceptions. They proved momentous against a desperate Dolphins team.

The* Herald's* Albert Breer also reports on Samuel's excellent play last night.

The Providence Journal* *calls Asante Samuel the Star of the Game.

The Globe's Bob Duffy reports on the post game reactions of Phins coach Nick Saban. Saban couldn't help but talk about a pass interference call and his quarterback quandary after the game.

Christopher Gasper of The Boston Globe reports that rookie kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who made every point he could for the Pats last night. He seems unfazed by earlier struggles.

The Boston Herald's Steve Buckley gives his 'Bests' and 'Worsts' of last nights Pats-Phins matchup.

Jennifer Toland of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that the Pats were able to take advantage of a number of Miami's miscues. Mark Farinella of The Sun Chronicle has a story in a similar vein.

Glen Farley of The Enterprise reports that the win didn't come as a surprise to the Patriots.

Eric McHugh of The Patriot Ledger* *offers a feature on Mike Wright, who blocked a field goal last night.

Tim Weisberg of the Standard-Times reports on Heath Evans' touchdown in last night's game. Evans had never scored a touchdown until last night. He's been in the league for the last five years.

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