Dolphins at Patriots NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-6) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3)

SERIES

DOLPHINS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER 51-44
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Philbin: 2-3 Belichick: 18-13
LAST WEEK L 28-13 vs. Ravens W 23-14 at Chargers
LAST GAME 9/7/14: Patriots 20 at Dolphins 33. Miami RB Knowshon Moreno rushes 24 times for 134 yards (5.6 avg) & TD. Dolphins WR Mike Wallace has 7 catches for 81 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/27/13: Patriots 27, Dolphins 17. New England RB Stevan Ridley rushes for 79 yards & TD. Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount adds 46 rushing yards.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (Mia.), 135 (NE.). XM: 227 (NE.).

STATS

PASSING Tannehill: 305-457-3044-21-9-92.6 Brady: 321-496-3560-30 (3C)-7-100.2
RUSHING Miller: 162-782-4.8-6 Vereen: 82-347-4.2-1
RECEIVING Landry (R): 63-573-9.1-5 Edelman: 85-884-10.4-3
OFFENSE 333.6 381.7
TAKE/GIVE +4 +10 (T3L)
DEFENSE 326.8 (3C) 349.8
SACKS Wake: 9.5 Ninkovich: 7
INTs Grimes: 5 (T2L) 3 tied: 2
PUNTING Fields: 46.9 Allen: 46.0
KICKING Sturgis: 110 (32/32 PAT; 26/31 FG) Gostkowski: 131 (1L) (44/44 PAT; 29/31 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: In past 10, QB RYAN TANNEHILL has completed 235 of 333 passes (70.6 pct.) for 2,420 pass yards & 17 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 99.4 rating. Has won past 2 starts vs. Patriots, passing for 490 yards with 5 TDs for 101.7 rating. Club is 16-3 (.842) when Tannehill has 90+ rating. Has 70+ comp. pct. in 5 of past 6 overall…RB LAMAR MILLER led team with 89 scrimmage yards last week (53 rush, 36 rec.). Had TD catch in last meeting…WR MIKE WALLACE had 7 catches for 81 yards & TD in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2009, leads AFC WRs with 44 TD catches. WR-KR JARVIS LANDRY (Round 2, No. 63 overall) leads NFL rookies with 63 catches & has 573 rec. yards with 5 TDs. Has 4 TD catches in past 6. Leads NFL rookies in KR avg. (29.8)…In past 9, DE CAMERON WAKE has 7.5 sacks, FF & FR. Since joining Dolphins in 2013, CB BRENT GRIMES has 9 INTs, most among AFC CBs. DE OLIVIER VERNON has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. Patriots. LB JELANI JENKINS leads team with 97 tackles… PATRIOTS: Last week, joined 49ers (1983-98, 16) as only NFL teams to win 10+ games in 12 consecutive seasons. Have won 8 of past 9…Last week, QB TOM BRADY passed for 317 yards & posted 64th career 300-yard game, eclipsing HOFer DAN MARINO (63) for 3rd-most in NFL history. In past 9, has 2,769 pass yards (307.7 per game) with 26 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 108.3 rating. Has 4,499 career comp. & needs 1 to become 5th player in NFL history with 4,500…In past 7 with Pats (incl. playoffs), RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has rushed for 639 yards & 10 TDs…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 87 rec. yards with TD last week & became 1st TE in NFL history with 4 10-TD seasons. Leads NFL TEs with 997 rec. yards & needs 3 to reach 1,000 for 2nd time in career (1,327 in 2011). Has 6 TDs in past 6. Since entering NFL in 2010, leads NFL with 52 receiving TDs. WR JULIAN EDELMAN had career-high 141 yards on 8 rec., incl. 69-yard TD, vs. SD…In past 8, LB ROB NINKOVICH has 6 sacks, INT & FR. LB JAMIE COLLINS had career-high 2 sacks last week & aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack.


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