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Patriots vs Dolphins press conferences: Rob Gronkowski explains his touchdown celebration with Brandin Cooks

Also Devin McCourty, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick share their thoughts on the game.

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The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 35-17 on Sunday and the Patriots sent three captains and their head coach to the podium to give insight on the game.

FS Devin McCourty

Q: This is the seventh straight game that your defense has allowed fewer than 20 points in a game. What does that say about the defense?

“I think the key thing we talk about each week is trying to keep points off the board. Coach Flo [Brian Flores] says it every week – every time we get a red area stop we're closer to winning. Every time we get off the field on third down we're closer to winning so we're just trying to put all that together. Obviously every play is not going to be perfect. If they get in the red area it's all about flipping the page and figuring out how to get a stop or making them kick three or get a turnover. I think we understand what we're trying to do defensively and we're trying to just keep that going each week.”

QB Tom Brady

Q: You took a bit of a pounding back there today. Were you mindful of their front and also any kind of extracurricular stuff by them given their reputation?

“I definitely took some shots. They're a tough d-line. They've obviously made a lot of investments in that group and those guys play really hard. You're right, they got some good shots on me today but I'll be back at it and be ready to go Wednesday.”

TE Rob Gronkowski

Q: How did your touchdown celebration with Brandin Cooks come about?

“Yeah, that was not planned or anything. We got yelled at. We’re not allowed to talk about celebrations. That’s what we got told. But, I kind of want to talk about it, but I kind of don’t because I’ll get in trouble, so I don’t know what to do. So, it just happened on the spot. It wasn’t planned. We’ll just keep it there.”

Head coach Bill Belichick

Q: Did you have any thoughts about taking Tom Brady out of the game late with the score out of hand?

“What, on the kneel downs? What difference does it make?”