MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown, Ryan Tannehill threw for two scores and the Miami Dolphins overpowered New England after halftime to earn a 33-20 victory on Sunday.
The Dolphins (1-0) outscored New England 23-0 in the second half.
Tannehill had touchdown throws to Lamar Miller and Mike Wallace as Miami debuted a faster-paced offense. The Dolphins' defense made four sacks, all in the second half, and recovered two fumbles.
Tom Brady threw a scoring pass to Rob Gronkowski, and Shane Vereen had a TD rushing for New England.
It was New England's first loss in an opener since 2003, and marks the first time the Patriots (0-1) will not be at least tied for the AFC East lead since Week 3 of 2012.
BILLS 23, BEARS 20 (OT): At Chicago, Fred Jackson set up Dan Carpenter's field goal in overtime with a 38-yard run to the 1, and the Bills stunned the Bears. The Bears (0-1) had just punted to open the extra period and Buffalo took over on its 22. The Bills (1-0) got to the Chicago 39 when Jackson turned toward the left side and broke off his big run, pushing safety Chris Conte out of the way twice inside the 10 before being knocked out of bounds at the 1.
STEELERS 30, BROWNS 27: At Pittsburgh, Shaun Suisham drilled a 41-yard field goal as time expired. The Steelers blew a 24-point halftime lead as the Browns rallied behind quarterback Brian Hoyer, but escaped thanks to some great plays from Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Markus Wheaton.
BENGALS 23, RAVENS 16: At Baltimore, A.J. Green caught a 77-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton, and the Bengals blew a 15-point lead before bouncing back. Green got behind cornerback Chykie Brown, who was pressed into a starting role for the injured Lardarius Webb. The ball popped from Green's grasp before he gathered it in.
EAGLES 34, JAGUARS 17: At Philadelphia, Nick Foles threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin in the fourth quarter and the Eagles rallied from a 17-0 second-half deficit. Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes to rookie Allen Hurns in the first quarter and the Jaguars (0-1) dominated the defending NFC East champion Eagles (1-0) in the first two quarters.
TEXANS 17, REDSKINS 6: At Houston, rookie Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and J.J. Watt lived up to his massive new contract to help Texans snap a 14-game losing streak. The Texans led 7-6 after a 76-yard touchdown reception by DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter. Blue blocked Washington's punt on the next drive, scooped it up and returned it 5 yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 14-6 in Bill O'Brien's first game as an NFL head coach.
VIKINGS 34, RAMS 6: At St. Louis, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson ran for 102 yards on three carries with a 67-yard scoring run off a simple pitchout and the Vikings opened impressively under new coach Mike Zimmer. The Rams handled Adrian Peterson, limiting the star runner to 75 yards on 21 carries. They had zero luck with Patterson, who had three touchdowns rushing as a rookie.
TITANS 26, CHIEFS 10: At Kansas City, Mo., Jake Locker threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, while Alex Smith was intercepted three times. Locker picked apart a defense that lost linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito to Achilles tendon injuries. Locker was 22 of 33 and found eight targets, including former Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster.
JETS 19, RAIDERS 14: At East Rutherford, N.J., Chris Ivory burst through a few tackle attempts for a 71-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and the Jets' defense clamped down on Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr. With still a one-score game, Ivory rushed up the middle and appeared stopped, but slipped a few would-be tacklers on his way to the end zone. A 2-point conversion failed, but the Jets held on to win their season opener.
PANTHERS 20, BUCCANEERS 14: At Tampa, Fla., Derek Anderson filled in nicely for injured Cam Newton, throwing for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Despite rallying with two late TDs, it was an ugly debut for the Bucs (0-1) under coach Lovie Smith. The defense applied little pressure on Anderson, and an offense that was among the worst in the NFL in 2013 showed few signs of improvement until midway through the fourth quarter.
49ERS 28, COWBOYS 17: At Arlington, Texas, Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes to Vernon Davis, one right after the first of three interceptions of Tony Romo. The 49ers (1-0) also got a 35-yard fumble return on the second play of the game when Chris Culliver picked up a loose ball stripped from DeMarco Murray. They led 21-3 after the first quarter despite running just four offensive plays.
BRONCOS 31, COLTS 24: At Denver, in his second try, Peyton Manning beat his old team and joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to beat each of the current 32 NFL franchises. The Broncos raced out to a 24-0 lead as Manning threw three touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas, then turned to their revamped defense to fend off a furious comeback attempt by Andrew Luck, who was working wonders behind a patchwork offensive line. Luck brought the Colts within a touchdown when he found Hakeem Nicks for a 9-yard scoring strike with 3:26 remaining. But Indy's last drive stalled at midfield when rookie Bradley Roby broke up a fourth-and-6 pass to Reggie Wayne.
Welker is serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. But if there's an offense that can weather the loss of the NFL's premier slot receiver, it's the Broncos.