RB Knowshon Moreno Leaves Game With Left Elbow Injury

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills

Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno hurt his left elbow on his first carry against the Bills on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

The Dolphins announced Moreno and would not return.

Driving up the middle for a 4-yard gain, Moreno was initially hit on the right side by safety Nickell Robey. Linebacker Nigel Bradham then struck Moreno from the left, hitting him directly in the arm.

Moreno immediately clutched his left forearm as he lay on the field. He was attended to by trainers and then escorted to the locker room.

Dolphins Vs Bills NFL Week Two Inactives

Miami – DE Terrence Fede, OT Jason Fox, DT Bruce Gaston, LB Koa Misi, C Mike Pouncey, LB Jordan Tripp, OT Billy Turner

Buffalo - RB Bryce Brown, CB Ross Cockrell, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, DB Johnathan Meeks, OL Cyril Richardson, LB Keith Rivers, TE Lee Smith

Dolphins Overpower Patriots in The Second Half For 33-20 Win

New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins got off to a great start opening day, topping the rival Patriots 33-20 to get off to a quick 1-0 start.

Knowshon Moreno led the Dolphins ground game, going for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown that sealed the outcome.

Ryan Tannehill threw for two scores as the Fins just beat up the Pats after a close first half. The Dolphins were able to go off for 23 unanswered points in the second half to become the first team since 2003 to beat New England in a season-opener.

For the first time since Week 3 of the 2012 season, the Patriots will end a weekend without at least a share of the AFC East lead.

Tom Brady threw a scoring pass to Rob Gronkowski, and Shane Vereen had a rushing touchdown for New England. Brady finished 29 of 56 passing for 249 yards.

Tannehill completed 18 of 32 passes for 178 yards.

It was 20-10 at the half, New England outgaining the Dolphins 248-138 to that point. And then everything changed, and it went the way of the Dolphins to get the huge win.

Poll: Patriots at Dolphins Week One – Who Wins?

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Patriots at Dolphins Thursday Injury Report

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
   
  Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
    Thursday QB Tom Brady (calf)
   
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
    Wednesday DE Michael Buchanan (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), DT Chris Jones (ankle), DT Sealver Siliga (hand)
    Thursday DE Michael Buchanan (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), DT Chris Jones (ankle), DT Sealver Siliga (hand)
   
  MIAMI DOLPHINS
   
  Practice Report
  OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
    Wednesday DE Terrence Fede (knee), C Mike Pouncey (hip), LB Jordan Tripp (chest)
    Thursday DE Terrence Fede (knee), C Mike Pouncey (hip), LB Jordan Tripp (chest)
   
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
    Wednesday S Walt Aikens (hand), TE Charles Clay (knee), LB Koa Misi (shoulder), DE Derrick Shelby (illness), K Caleb Sturgis (right groin), CB Jamar Taylor (hip), G Billy Turner (foot), LB Philip Wheeler (thumb)
    Thursday S Walt Aikens (hand), LB Chris McCain (hip), LB Koa Misi (shoulder), CB Jamar Taylor (hip), G Billy Turner (foot), LB Philip Wheeler (thumb)
   
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
    Wednesday RB Knowshon Moreno (knee)
    Thursday TE Charles Clay (knee), RB Knowshon Moreno (knee), DE Derrick Shelby (illness), K Caleb Sturgis (right groin)

New England at Miami NFL Week One Capsule

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS

SERIES

PATRIOTS DOLPHINS
SERIES LEADER   50-44
STREAKS 7 of past 9  
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 18-12 Philbin: 1-3
LAST GAME 12/15/13: Patriots 20 at Dolphins 24. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill throws for 312 yards & 3 TDs (120.6 passer rating). Dolphins WR Mike Wallace has 6 catches for 105 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/15/13
BROADCAST CBS (2:15 PM MT): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 91 (NE), 136 (Mia.). XM: 230 (Mia.).

2013 STATS

PASSING Brady: 380-628-4,343-25-11-87.3 Tannehill: 355-588-3,913-24-17-81.7
RUSHING Ridley: 178-773-4.3-7 Miller: 177-709-4.0-2
RECEIVING Edelman: 105 (3C)-1,056-10.1-6 Hartline: 76-1,016-13.4-4
OFFENSE 384.5 (3C) 312.9
TAKE/GIVE +9 (3C) -2
DEFENSE 373.1 359.4
SACKS Cha. Jones: 11.5 (T3C) Vernon: 11.5 (T3C)
INTs Ryan: 5 (T1C) Grimes: 4
PUNTING Allen: 45.9 Fields: 48.8 (2L)
KICKING Gostkowski: 158 (1L) (44/44 PAT; 38/41 FG) Sturgis: 111 (33/33 PAT; 26/34 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Have 10+ wins in 11 consecutive seasons, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history (1983-98 49ers, 16)…Head coach BILL BELICHICK (199) needs 1 win to become 6th coach in NFL history with 200 regular-season wins…QB TOM BRADY has 11 division titles, most by starting QB in NFL history. Brady’s 148 regular-season wins are tied for 3rd-most all-time by starting QB. For career, Brady is 17-7 vs. Dolphins & has 42 TDs vs. 20 INTs & 89.8 rating. Brady (49,149) needs 177 pass yards to surpass HOFer WARREN MOON (49,325) for 6th all-time…Since 2012, RB STEVAN RIDLEY ranks 1st in AFC with 19 rush TDs. Averages 4.5 yards/att. (2,477 yards, 555 att.), highest avg. in club history (min. 500 att.). Has 4 rush TDs in past 4 vs. Mia…In 2013, JULIAN EDELMAN led NE in rec. (105) & rec. yards (1,056), both career-highs. Joined WES WELKER & TROY BROWN as only players in club history with 100 catches in season. In last meeting, had career-high 139 yards & 13 catches with TD. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has TD catch in 4 of past 5…S DEVIN MC COURTY has 2 career INTs vs. Mia. In past 4 vs. Dolphins, CB DARRELLE REVIS has 3 INTs, including 100-yard TD, FF & FR…DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL had career-highs in pass yards (3,913) & TDs (24) in 2013. Has passed for 7,207 career yards, 5th-most in 1st 2 seasons in NFL history. Only Dolphins QB to pass for 3,000+ yards in each of 1st 2 career seasons. In last meeting, passed for 312 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 120.6 rating…In past 2 vs. NE, RB LAMAR MILLER has 173 scrim. yards (150 rush, 23 rec.)…In 4 career games vs. NE, WR MIKE WALLACE has 352 rec. yards (88/game) & 3 TDs. Had 105 yards & 39-yard TD catch in last meeting. WR BRIAN HARTLINE has posted 1,000+ rec. yards in back-to-back seasons & can become 1st Dolphin to do so in 3 consecutive years. Hartline (3,769) needs 231 rec. yards to become 7th player in club history to reach 4,000 career. Aims for 7th in row with 4+ catches vs. NE…DE CAMERON WAKE ranks 4th in club history with 51.5 sacks & needs 5.5 to surpass TRACE ARMSTRONG (56.5) for 3rd in team annals. Has 4.5 sacks in past 6 vs. NE. LB OLIVIER VERNON led team with 11.5 sacks in 2013. Has 5 sacks in past 6 vs. AFC East…S MICHAEL THOMAS had 1st career INT in last meeting.

Dolphins To Work Out Kicker Brandon Bogotay

Brandon Bogotay

The Dolphins are going to work out kicker Brandon Bogotay on Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports citing a league source.

Bogotay played his college ball at Georgia. He handled kickoff duties, converted seven career point-after touchdowns and made 1 of 2 field goals as a senior with his only miss coming from 52 yards.

Bogotay kicked behind Vikings Pro Bowl kicker Blair Walsh at Georgia. He also kicked some last season for the Browns.

DE Dion Jordan Suspended First Four Games Into 2014

Dion Jordan

Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan will miss the team’s first four regular-season games this season after being found to have violated the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The NFL says Jordan will be allowed to participate in all off-season and pre-season practices and games.

In a statement, Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Jordan has accepted responsibility for his actions and is “committed to improving, both on and off the field.”

Jordan, in a statement, said he tested positive for stimulants banned by the NFL, saying, “I’m very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well.”