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The Patriots opened their season with an impressive 38-24 win over the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady was absolutely magnificent, passing for a Patriots-record 517 yards.
Up 31-17 late in the fourth quarter and pinned down on his own half-yard line, Brady connected over the top to Wes Welker, who stiff-armed the defender for a 99-yard touchdown.
Watch the play: