The Washington Post

Dolphins 20, Patriots 7

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Tua Tagovailoa passed for 270 yards and a touchdown, and Miami provided an early look at its ability to contend in the AFC East.

Facing Bill Belichick in a debut is never easy. But Mike McDaniel, the former 49ers offensive coordinato­r who was hired in February to be the Dolphins’ coach, made use of a talented defense and the speedy options he brought in during the offseason to extend Miami’s winning streak against the Patriots to four games.

Miami swept the Patriots in 2021, including a win in Foxborough in the season opener.

Second-year wide receiver Jaylen Waddle scored the Dolphins’ first offensive touchdown of the 2022 season, taking a fourthdown pass from Tagovailoa into the end zone for a 42-yard score. Waddle caught four passes for 69 yards.

Tyreek Hill, making his Dolphins debut after the team traded for him during the offseason, led Miami’s receivers with eight receptions for 94 yards.

Patriots second-year quarterbac­k Mac Jones threw for

213 yards with a touchdown and intercepti­on.

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