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Ndamukong Suh: Patriots Offense 'Pretty Simple To Stop'

BOSTON (CBS) -- One good game and Ndamukong Suh thinks he has the Patriots all figured out.

The Dolphins defensive tackle logged a sack, two quarterback hits, three total tackles, and even a pass defensed in Miami's 27-20 win on Monday Night Football, consistently disrupting the Patriots' sloppy offensive line. It was arguably his best game yet against New England.

But now that he's finally shown up in a game against the Pats, Suh apparently feels he has the proverbial "answers to the test" with Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

"They do a great job and they run the same offense," Suh said, via the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. "Once you pick up on that and you don't make a lot of mistakes, it's pretty simple to stop it."

Suh is right about one thing: the Dolphins didn't make many mistakes, while the Patriots did. Simply avoiding mistakes can often be the difference between winning and losing. It certainly was on Monday night.

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Ndamukong Suh of the Miami Dolphins sacks Tom Brady on Dec. 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

But Suh still shouldn't get ahead of himself. His sack gave him just 3.5 in nine career games against the Patriots, and his teams are still just 3-6 lifetime against New England. Also, the performance came against a Patriots offensive line that was missing its starting right tackle and a pretty talented tight end named Rob Gronkowski. So yes, it's a bit easier to stop the Pats offense with Gronk out.

Much like the Tom Brady hot takes that always emerge after a Patriots loss, one good win often leads to overconfidence from an excited opponent. Add Suh to the list.

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