Dolphins vs Bills: Game Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-5) AT BUFFALO BILLS (3-7)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

52-34-1

STREAKS

Past 3

7 of past 11

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 3-0

Fewell: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 24-17 at Panthers

L 18-15 at Jaguars

LAST GAME

10/4/09: Bills 10 at Dolphins 38.  Miami RBs Ronnie Brown (115 yards, 2 TDs) & Ricky Williams (85 yards, TD) combine for 200 rush yards & 3 TDs as QB Chad Henne wins 1st NFL start.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/9/07: Bills 38, Dolphins 17.  Buffalo QB Trent Edwards throws 4 TD passes - 2 to TE Robert Royal & 2 to WR Lee Evans - in Bills' victory. (12/7/08: Dolphins 16 at Bills 3 in Toronto.)

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 121 (Mia.), 130 (Buf.).  XM: 107 (Mia.). 

STATS

PASSING

Henne: 127-218-1,337-6-4-77.7

Fitzpatrick: 56-108-659-3-6-56.8

RUSHING

R. Williams: 127-677-5.3-8 (T2C)

Jackson: 129-528-4.1-0

RECEIVING

Bess: 46-397-8.6-0

Owens: 35-563-16.1-2

OFFENSE

317.2

275.7

TAKE/GIVE

0

+1

DEFENSE

341.5

366.7

SACKS

Starks, Taylor: 5.5

Schobel: 6

INTs

V. Davis (R), N. Jones: 2

Byrd (R): 8 (1L)

PUNTING

Fields: 46.3 (3C)

Moorman: 46.6 (2C)

KICKING

Carpenter: 74 (3C) (26/27 PAT; 16/17 FG)

Lindell: 65 (14/14 PAT; 17/19 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS:  Club is 4-1 on road against AFC East under head coach TONY SPARANO...QB CHAD HENNE is 5-2 as starter & has completed 117 of 199 passes (58.8 pct.) for 1,245 yards with 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs.  Posted 92.0 passer rating on 10/4/09 in only start vs. Bills (also 1st career NFL start)...RB RICKY WILLIAMS posted 22nd 100-yard rush game w/Miami last week (most by any Dolphin) & aims for 3rd consecutive game w/100+ rush yards.  Williams (8) needs 2 rush TD to reach double-digit rush TDs for 2nd time in career (16 in '02)...WR TED GINN, JR. averages 19.7 yards per catch vs. Bills (14 rec., 276)...WR DAVONE BESS (46) needs 9 receptions to surpass career-high of 54 in '08 rookie season...LB JASON TAYLOR (126) needs 1 sack to surpass DERRICK THOMAS (126.5) for 11th-most sacks all-time.  Taylor has 19.5 sacks vs. Bills, most vs. any opponent...DE RANDY STARKS has career-best 5.5 sacks in '09...Rookie CB VONTAE DAVIS (Round 1, Illinois) posted 23-yard INT-TD return in only game vs. Buf...LB JOEY PORTER (4.5) needs 0.5 sack to extend streak of consecutive seasons with 5+ sacks to 10 years (longest active streak in NFL)...
BILLS
:
 Dating back to 11/29/87, Bills have won 4 of past 5 at home in Nov. against Miami...Interim head coach PERRY FEWELL will make home debut...QB RYAN FITZPATRICK's 297 passing yards last week were 2nd most of career (310 w/StL. on 11/27/05)...RB MARSHAWN LYNCH (2,423) needs 77 rush yards to reach 2,500 career.  RB FRED JACKSON averages 5.8 yards per carry vs. Mia. (34 att., 198 rush yards)...WR TERRELL OWENS (986) needs 14 catches to become 6th player in NFL history w/1,000 career rec.  WR LEE EVANS is only Bill w/rec. in all 10 games this season... Bills rank 2nd in NFL w/17 INTs...Rookie S JAIRUS BYRD (2nd round, Oregon) leads NFL with 8 INTs & needs 2 to tie BILLY ATKINS (1961) & TOM JANIK (1967) for most INTs in season in franchise history (10).  S GEORGE WILSON has career-high 3 INTs in '09...DE AARON SCHOBEL leads team w/6 sacks in '09 & ranks 2nd in Bills history with 74.

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