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Tom Brady, Wes Welker make New England Patriots history

September 13, 2011 |  8:02 am

Tom Brady to Wes Welker -- it's a combination Miami Dolphins fans probably never want to hear about again. Unfortunately for those fans, they're going to be hearing about a particular play involving the two New England Patriots players from Monday night's game between the two AFC East rivals for a long, long time.

With just under six minutes left and trailing by 14, Miami failed to score from the New England 1. But with the Patriots backed into their own end zone, the Dolphins still had hope.

Not for long. On the first play of the drive, Brady lined up in shotgun with an empty backfield and hit Welker near the 30. The Patriots receiver took it from there, all the way to the Miami end zone to complete the longest scoring play in team history.

The Patriots would go on to win, 38-24. Brady gave Welker all the credit for what was only the 12th 99-yard touchdown reception in NFL history.

“I only threw it 25 yards. Wes did all the work,” said Brady, who finished with 517 yards and four touchdowns, including another one (a mere 2-yarder) to Welker.


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Left photo: Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown against the Dolphins on Monday night. Credit: Marc Serota / Getty Images

Right photo: Wes Welker runs for a 99-yard touchdown in Miami. Credit: Bill Ingram / Associated Press / Palm Beach Post