The New England Patriots came away from their second game of the season without quarterback Tom Brady with another victory — they beat the Miami Dolphins 31-24 on Sunday.
But the Patriots played the final two and a half quarters without backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo — who left with a shoulder injury and was replaced by third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett's performance got a good review from special teams captain Matthew Slater.
"I think Jacoby handled the moment well," Slater said. "I think he's done a great job of preparing himself. You hate to see Jimmy sustain an injury but we had to do what we had to do."
Brissett may well be the starting quarterback on Thursday when the Patriots host the Houston Texans at Foxborough.
ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss Garoppolo's injury and how Brissett and the rest of the team will prepare for the Thursday's game against the Texans.
This segment aired on September 19, 2016.