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Week 14 Patriots vs Dolphins highlights: Blocked punt sets up Tom Brady record-breaking touchdown

New England got contributions from all three phases to set up Brady’s 580th career touchdown pass.

New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins are currently in a shootout down in South Florida: the Patriots went up twice but the home team came back to re-take the lead twice. The second of New England’s touchdowns saw quarterback Tom Brady set a new record for most combined regular season and postseason touchdown passes in a career — and it was set up by contributions in all three phases.

First, linebacker Dont’a Hightower registered a 9-yard sack of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill to set up a punt:

The kick, however, never made it down the field as it was blocked by recently signed Patriots special teamer Albert McClellan and caught by Ramon Humber:

With the Patriots taking over in prime field position, the team needed just five plays to find the end zone for the second time. On 3rd and goal from the 2-yard line, Brady connected with Julian Edelman:

The touchdown, which came on the same route as the game winner in Super Bowl 49, put the Patriots up 13-7. Miami took the lead again just two plays later, though.