MIAMI Tom Brady emerged from the locker room Sunday wearing a suit and tie complemented by a pocket scarf, his stylish look marred only by a few small drink stains on his coat.
So he's not perfect.
But he and the New England Patriots are awfully good.
Flawless at the start and off the bench, Brady threw a team-record six touchdown passes to help the unbeaten Patriots rout the winless Miami Dolphins 49-28.
With his team comfortably ahead, Brady came out early in the fourth quarter, then re-entered and threw for New England's final score. His TD total exceeded his career high of five, set last week against Dallas.
"He's looking awesome," Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas said. "He has always been awesome. That's where it all starts for them. But he has more talent to work with now."
The Patriots, who led 42-7 at halftime, improved to 7-0 for the first time in their 48-year history.
"We've got a long way to go," Brady said. "Our goals are bigger than winning seven games this year."
Brady completed his first 11 passes for 220 yards and four scores, including throws of 35 and 50 yards to Randy Moss. His other touchdown passes covered 14 and 16 yards to Wes Welker, 30 to Donte Stallworth and 2 to Kyle Brady.
BEARS 19, EAGLES 16: At Philadelphia, desperately needing a victory to stay in the NFC hunt, Chicago's Brian Griese connected with Muhsin Muhammad for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 9 seconds left. The Bears (3-4) were pinned on the 3-yard line with 1:57 left. Griese completed a series of short passes over the middle. And Devin Hester, the dynamic kick returner shut down on special teams by the Eagles (2-4), had a 21-yard catch that brought Chicago to the 15. Then Muhammad made his winning catch in the back of the end zone.
CHIEFS 12, RAIDERS 10: At Oakland, Calif., Larry Johnson scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter and the Chiefs beat the Raiders for the ninth straight time, winning in Priest Holmes' return from a two-year absence. Holmes entered the game on the third play of Kansas City's third drive. He caught a screen pass from Damon Huard but was tackled by Nnamdi Asomugha for a 6-yard loss. Holmes had no other catches and rushed four times for 9 yards, gaining a key first down.
SEAHAWKS 33, RAMS 6: At Seattle, Nate Burleson returned the second-half kickoff 91 yards for a game-changing touchdown and the sputtering Seahawks (4-3) pulled away from winless St. Louis (0-7), sending the Rams to their worst start in their 70 years in the NFL. Seattle (4-3) led 10-3 at the half, even though St. Louis had just 41 total yards. Matt Hasselbeck, the only constant in a skittish offense this season, was feeling the sting of a rib cage hit by Claude Wroten. Burleson took the second-half kickoff, ran through a tackle near midfield and shook off Jonathan Wade at about the 20 for his first career kickoff score. Seattle took off from there.
BENGALS 38, JETS 31: At Cincinnati, Kenny Watson ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the best performance of his career, and the Bengals (2-4) turned the Jets' second-half meltdown into their first victory in five games. Watson led the way, playing like a star instead of Rudi Johnson's fill-in. The seventh-year runner with a half-dozen career starts scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards in the second half, finishing off a Jets team that couldn't hold a 13-point lead or get out of its own way.
GIANTS 33, 49ERS 15: At East Rutherford, N.J., Osi Umenyiora scored on a 75-yard fumble return and the New York defense helped account for 24 points as the Giants won their fifth straight. The dynamic four-end defensive line of the Giants (5-2) had a field day against the NFL's worst offense. New York forced four turnovers by the 49ers (2-4), sacked Trent Dilfer six times and made him play with his head on a swivel while Alex Smith rested his ailing shoulder on the sideline. Michael Strahan had his biggest sack performance since 2003 with 2 1/2 against his former defensive coordinator and current 49ers coach Mike Nolan.
LIONS 23, BUCCANEERS 16: At Detroit, the Lions scored touchdowns after Jeff Garcia's two fumbles, including wide receiver Calvin Johnson's 32-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, to beat their former teammate. Detroit (4-2) pulled within a game of idle Green Bay in the NFC North, while Tampa Bay (4-3) lost a chance to move past idle Carolina in the NFC South. Garcia, who played in Detroit for one forgettable season two years ago, didn't have a turnover in his first six games with the Bucs. Perhaps pressing against one of his former teams, he botched a handoff in Detroit territory in the first quarter. He also mishandled a snap on a first-and-goal when the Bucs were 1 yard from pulling within two points early in the fourth period.
SAINTS 22, FALCONS 16: At New Orleans, Reggie Bush's power running with a short pass gave New Orleans (2-4) a 4-yard touchdown to win it. Bush spun free and overpowered three Falcons and dived across the goal line on a crucial third-and-goal screen pass. Bush finished with only 54 yards rushing and 19 yards receiving on a difficult day during which New Orleans' offense often sputtered. He also had several good gains called back on holding penalties.
BILLS 19, RAVENS 14: At Orchard Park, N.Y., making good on an opportunity to secure the starting job, rookie quarterback Trent Edwards went 11-of-21 for 153 yards and engineered five scoring drives for Buffalo (2-4). Rian Lindell hit four field goals, including a 41-yarder, and Marshawn Lynch scored on a 1-yard plunge. Willis McGahee made his mark, overcoming a slow start and a booing crowd, by scoring on a 46-yard run in his first game back since the Bills traded him to Baltimore (4-3) in March.