Less than a week after arriving in New England, not only did Antonio Brown make his Patriots debut Sunday afternoon in the heat of Miami but he was a productive force for the offense from the second snap of the game.
Tom Brady and Co. marched 60 yards in 10 plays to a 1-yard Sony Michel touchdown on New England’s opening drive, Brown the only player targeted through the air, hauling in three catches for 36 yards while also drawing a defensive holding call to set up the rushing score.
New England built a 13-0 lead by halftime thanks to a Brady-to-Brown 20-yard touchdown and pulled away thanks to a pair of second-half, pick-6 interceptions on the way to the 43-0 shutout victory.
Bill Belichick’s team improved to 2-0 on the young season heading into next Sunday’s meeting with the Sam Darnold-less Jets at Gillette Stadium.
Here are some of the many personnel highs and limited lows from the workmanlike beatdown of the Dolphins in Miami.