David Woodley, bouncing back from a subpar performance in Miami's season opener, passed for 218 yards and two touchdowns today as the Dolphins beat the New England Patriots, 34-24.
Woodley, held to 40 yards passing against Buffalo a week ago, threw a one-yard scoring pass to Dan Johnson in the second quarter and teamed with Duriel Harris on a 64-yard touchdown play in the third.
Miami (2-0) got touchdown runs of six and seven yards from Andra Franklin and two field goals from Uwe von Schamann.
The triumph was Miami's second in a row over an AFC East opponent and its 16th straight over the Patriots (0-2) in the Orange Bowl, where New England last won in 1966.
The Dolphins scored on three of four possessions in the first half, losing the ball on the other when Tony Nathan fumbled and New England recovered at midfield early in the first quarter.
Miami took a 7-3 lead on Franklin's six-yard run as time ran out in the quarter and made it 10-3 on von Schamann's first field goal with 6:31 left in the half.
Woodley completed a 13-play, 96-yard drive with his pass to Johnson 12 seconds before intermission and Miami had a 17-3 advantage.
Von Schamann's second field goal, a 23-yarder, and the long pass to Harris made it 27-3 with 4:43 left in the third quarter. Harris wrestled the ball away from rookie cornerback Ronnie Lippett on the 20, stumbled, caught himself and raced to the end zone.