Brady And Hoyer Lead Pats To 14th Win To End Regular Season

Brady's 2 TD passes cap record year, Pats win 38-7

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to
cap a record-setting season and, more importantly, stayed healthy
as the New England Patriots won their eighth straight game, 38-7
over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
      The game meant nothing in the standings. Still, Brady played
into the third quarter and finished with 36 touchdowns passing and
just four interceptions. He extended his NFL records to 335
straight passes without an interception and 28 consecutive
regular-season wins as a starter at home.
      The Patriots (14-2) already had homefield advantage for as long
as they remain in the AFC playoffs and have a first-round bye.
      The Dolphins (7-9) lost for the fourth time in five games,
jeopardizing the job of coach Tony Sparano, who has one year left
on his contract.
      
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