Sep 7, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Sun Life Stadium
New England Patriots
20-33
Miami Dolphins
FT
Veeren (5:10)
10
Q1
7
Miller (11:46)
Gronkowski (8:37)
10
Q2
3
0
Q3
13
Wallace (6:55)
0
Q4
10
Moreno (3:29)

Result: Miami Dolphins power past New England Patriots on opening day

The Miami Dolphins being their 2014 season with a victory over the New England Patriots to get their campaign off to the perfect start in the AFC East.

The Miami Dolphins inflicted the first opening-day defeat on the New England Patriots since 2003 as they recorded a 33-20 victory at SunLife Stadium.

Lamar Miller #26 of the Miami Dolphins is congratulated by teammate Dion Sims #80 after Miller's first quarter touchdown catch during a game against the New England Patriots on September 7, 2014© Getty Images

The Patriots got their season off to the worst possible start as they went three and out and Ryan Allen's punt was blocked and recovered by the Dolphins.

Ryan Tannehill took full advantage of the situation as he fooled the defense on mis-direction and fired a four-yard touchdown strike to Lamar Miller in the flat.

New England responded immediately as Tom Brady drove them the length of the field and Shane Vereen powered through the line to go in for the two-yard score.

The Patriots took the lead when Jamie Collins forced a fumble from Mike Wallace and the visitors kicked a 49-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski.

Brady fired his side further ahead with a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski, but the Dolphins pegged them back with a field goal through Caleb Sturgis. However, another field goal from Gostkowski restored the visitors' 10-point lead.

After the break, the Dolphins took advantage of ill-discipline by the Patriots to score another field goal to bring them within seven. Joe Philbin's side tied the score as Knowshon Moreno moved his side into the redzone on the ground and Tannehill found Wallace for a touchdown strike.

The Patriots failed to get anything going on offense in the second half and they paid the full price, as Sturgis added another field goal before a fourth-quarter touchdown from Moreno put the nail in the coffin.

Sturgis added another three points late on to hand the Patriots their first loss on the opening day of the season for more than a decade.

Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013
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