Week 12 NFL Capsule – Dolphins vs Broncos

MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-4) AT DENVER BRONCOS (7-3)

SERIES

DOLPHINS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER 11-4-1
STREAKS 8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Philbin: 0-0 Fox: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 22-9 vs. Bills L 22-7 at Rams
LAST GAME 10/23/11: Broncos 18 at Dolphins 15 (OT). Denver QB Tim Tebow passes for 2 TDs & RB Willis McGahee rushes for 76 yards. Broncos K Matt Prater converts game-winning 52-yard FG in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/2/08: Dolphins 26, Broncos 17. Miami defense records 3 INTs, including 32-yard INT-TD by CB Will Allen. Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown adds 59 rushing yards & TD.
BROADCAST CBS (2:25 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 113 (Den.). XM: 227 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Tannehill: 231-353-2354-17-7-92.2 Manning: 273-407-3301 (2L)-30 (1L)-9-107.1 (1C)
RUSHING Miller: 125-614-4.9-5 (T3C) Anderson: 39-201-5.2-0
RECEIVING
  1. Wallace: 44-557-12.7-6
  2. Thomas: 72 (2L)-1105 (2L)-15.3-6
OFFENSE 348.4 412.9 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE +3 +2
DEFENSE 302.5 (1C) 316.4 (2C)
SACKS Wake: 8.5
  1. Miller: 10 (T3C)
INTs Grimes: 5 (2L) Moore: 3
PUNTING Fields: 44.8 Colquitt: 44.3
KICKING Sturgis: 89 (T3L) (26/26 PAT; 21/25 FG) McManus (R): 61 (37/37 PAT; 8/11 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Have won 4 of past 5…In past 7, QB RYAN TANNEHILL has completed 161 of 229 (70.3 pct.) for 1,730 yards & 13 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 102.0 rating. Club is 16-1 (.941) when Tannehill has 90+ rating, incl. last week vs. Buf. (240 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 114.8 rating). Has 70+ comp. pct. in 4 of past 5…Last week, RB LAMAR MILLER led team with 98 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 12 rec.). Has 3 rush TDs in past 4 on road…WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. Broncos in reg. sea. Rookie WR-KR JARVIS LANDRY (Round 2, No. 63 overall) has TD catch in 2 of past 3, incl. 1 last week. Leads NFL rookies in KR avg. (31.2). TE CHARLES CLAY aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches…Defense has 30 sacks, tied for 2nd in AFC…In past 6, DE CAMERON WAKE has 6.5 sacks, FF & FR. DE OLIVIER VERNON has sack in 2 of past 3. Since joining Dolphins in 2013, CB BRENT GRIMES has 9 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL. LB JELANI JENKINS leads team with 66 tackles…BRONCOS: QB PEYTON MANNING aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TDs & 0 INTs vs. Dolphins. Has TD pass in 49 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history…In past 2, RB C.J. ANDERSON is averaging 139 scrimmage yards per game (278 total; 119 rush, 159 rec.). Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 100+ rec. yards in 7 consecutive games, tied for 2nd-longest streak all-time. In past 7, has 964 yards (16.3 avg.) & 5 TDs. Had TD catch in only career meeting. Since 2012, leads AFC with 30 TD rec. WR WES WELKER (49) needs TD catch to become 3rd undrafted player since 1967 to reach 50 career. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 7 TDs in past 5 & 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. TE JULIUS THOMAS leads NFL with 12 TD catches. 1st TE in history with back-to-back 12-TD seasons…Broncos are 1 of 2 NFL teams with 2 players with 9+ sacks each (LBs VON MILLER & DE MARCUS WARE). Since entering NFL in 2011, Miller is 2nd in AFC with 45 sacks. Had sack in only career meeting. LB BRANDON MARSHALL leads team with 88 tackles, incl. game-high 15 last week.


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