Dolphins at Patriots NFL Week 8 Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-3) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-0)

SERIES

  DOLPHINS PATRIOTS
THURS. RECORD 11-6 8-5
SERIES LEADER 51-45  
STREAKS   8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Dan Campbell: 0-0 Bill Belichick: 19-13
LAST WEEK W 44-26 vs. Texans W 30-23 vs. Jets
LAST GAME 12/14/14: Dolphins 13 at Patriots 41. New England QB Tom Brady throws for 287 yards & 2 TDs (93.4 passer rating). Patriots CB Kyle Arrington returns blocked FG 62 yards for TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/14
REFEREE Pete Morelli
BROADCAST CBS/NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagles, Boomer Esiason. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Mia.), 93 (NE). XM: 225 (Mia.), 226 (NE).

STATS

PASSING Tannehill: 137-219-1628-13-7-91.7 Brady: 173-251-2054-16-1-113.2
RUSHING Miller: 70-419-6.0-2 Blount: 52-246-4.7-4
RECEIVING Landry: 36-395-11.0-2 Edelman: 45-503-11.2-4
OFFENSE 366.0 410.8
TAKE/GIVE -1 +5
DEFENSE 369.8 358.7
SACKS Wake: 6 Cha. Jones: 6.5
INTs Grimes, Jones: 2 Harmon, Ryan: 2
PUNTING Darr (R): 48.3 Allen: 46.6
KICKING Franks (R): 31 (16/18 PAT; 5/6 FG) Gostkowski: 69 (24/24 PAT; 15/15 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed NFL-record 25 consec. passes during 2-game span. Aims for 6th in row with 2 TDs. In last TNF game (11/13/14 vs. Buf.), passed for 240 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 114.8 rating…Last week, RB LAMAR MILLER joined CHRIS JOHNSON as only players in NFL history with 50+ yard TD rec. (54) & 85+ yard TD run (85) in same game. Aims for 3rd in row with 110+ rush yards…WR-PR JARVIS LANDRY had 8 catches for 99 yards in last meeting. Led team with 5 catches for 83 yards & 2 TDs last week. WR RISHARD MATTHEWS has 75+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5, incl. 75 yards & TD vs. Hou…DE CAMERON WAKE has 6 sacks in past 2, incl. 2 last week. Since 2013, CB BRENT GRIMES has 11 INTs, tied for most among AFC CBs. S RESHAD JONES leads team with 59 tackles & had INT vs. Hou…PATRIOTS: Are 6-0 for 3rd time (2004, 2007)…Last week, QB TOM BRADY (213) surpassed T BRUCE ARMSTRONG (212) for most starts in NE history. Passed for 355 yards vs. NYJ & became 5th NFL player with 55,000 career. Aims for 7th in row with 2+ TDs. Has 8-0 record as starter on Thurs. & has passed for 2,249 yards with 20 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 112 rating…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT had rush TD in last meeting. RB DION LEWIS has TD in 3 of past 4…In past 11 (incl. playoffs), WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 86 catches for 1,013 yards & 7 TDs. In past 3 vs. Mia., has 26 catches for 322 yards & 2 TDs. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. Mia. In last game on Thurs. (Week 1 vs. Pit.), had 5 catches for 94 yards & 3 TDs. Has 12 TDs in past 12 (incl. playoffs), incl. 108 yards & 1 TD vs. NYJ. Since 2010, leads NFL with 60 TD rec…S PATRICK CHUNG & S DURON HARMON each had INT in last meeting. DE CHANDLER JONES has 6.5 sacks in past 5. LB JAMIE COLLINS has 8.5 sacks & blocked PAT in past 11.


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