Tom Brady got his 100th career win in fewer games than any National Football League quarterback as the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 41-14.
The Patriots had four interceptions and scored five second- half touchdowns last night at Sun Life Stadium in Miami to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Brady, who’s led New England to three Super Bowl titles, passed for 153 yards and a touchdown to boost his record to 100- 31 and become the 11th quarterback in NFL history with 100 victories. Hall of Famer Joe Montana was the previous fastest to reach 100 wins, in his 139th career game.
“I’ve got a great team, a great organization,” Brady said during a televised interview. “I’m truly privileged. Hopefully there’s a lot more wins left. I’m excited to see what we’re all about this year.”
Trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Patriots took the lead for good when Brandon Tate returned the second-half kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown. It was the eighth kickoff return for a score through the first four weeks of the regular season.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a 12-yard touchdown just over two minutes later to give the Patriots a 20-7 lead. After Ricky Williams caught a 28-yard touchdown pass to pull the Dolphins within six points, Brady hooked up with Danny Woodhead for an 11-yard touchdown pass to put the Patriots up 27-14.
New England extended its lead less than a minute into the fourth quarter as Kyle Arrington returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown. Patrick Chung, who had blocked the kick for the Patriots, capped the scoring with a 51-yard interception return for a touchdown with 6:30 left.
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