Patriots, Dolphins face new challenges in week ahead (The Associated Press)

Under Bill Belichick the New England Patriots have, in many ways, mastered the art of getting headlining performances out of understudies. New England improved to 21-1 at home against the AFC East since 2009 with its 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins find themselves at 0-2 under first-year coach Adam Gase, despite discovering some late-game traction on offense that had been missing in their season-opening loss at Seattle.