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Patriots 31, Dolphins 24

Patriots coach Bill Belichick gives a greeting to backup quarterback (and former Florida Gator) Jacoby Brissett in the second half.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick gives a greeting to backup quarterback (and former Florida Gator) Jacoby Brissett in the second half.

Garoppolo out, Brissett next

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The clicking sound heard throughout the Northeast on Sunday was Patriots fans searching the internet for details on Jacoby Brissett, a rookie quarterback out of N.C. State (via Florida) who played after Jimmy Garoppolo was knocked out of the victory against the Dolphins.

Garoppolo was the replacement for Tom Brady, who is suspended for the first four games of the season. Garoppolo landed on his throwing shoulder after a hit by linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second quarter. ESPN and nfl.com reported that Garoppolo had a sprained AC joint. Coach Bill Belichick wouldn't speculate on his timetable. As for Brissett, who played sparingly in two seasons with the Gators before transferring? "He's been working for this for a long time," Belichick said. "He did a good job in a pressure situation."

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