The Dolphins are being made to regret not making the most of their foiled opportunities in the first half. On the opening kickoff of the second half, Brandon Tate took it 103 yards to the house to give the Patriots their first lead of the evening and also their first touchdown.
Miami went three and out on the following drive, but the punt was blocked by Patrick Chung and recovered by the Patriots. plays later BenJarvus Green-Ellis took it into the end zone on a 12-yard touchdown run. So, after dominating much of the first half, it took not even three minutes in the second half for Miami to find itself in a huge hole.
Of course, don't count Miami out just yet. The Dolphins responded with a scoring drive of their own, capped by a short pass to Ricky Williams that went for a 28-yard touchdown.