The New England Patriots were in cruise control to open their game against the Miami Dolphins but quickly found their lead cut to 14-7 after a bad snap by backup center Ted Karras was scooped up by the visitors and returned for a touchdown. The Patriots responded in style, though, and answered with their third touchdown of the day.
The score was set up by a big play on third down: A 37-yard pass from Tom Brady to Brandin Cooks.
Immediately after the big play, Rex Burkhead carried the football 22 yards to the Dolphins 1-yard line. And it was Burkhead who scored only two plays later to give New England a 21-7 lead:
The touchdown catch from Tom Brady, coming out of a big three tight end-set – similar to the ones New England rather successfully used in 2015 – was Burkhead's second score of the day.