Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills: Game Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (3-10) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-6)

SERIES

 

BILLS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

53-35-1

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Gailey: 1-1

Sparano: 4-1

LAST WEEK

W 13-6 vs. Browns

W 10-6 at NY Jets

LAST GAME

9/12/10: Dolphins 15 at Bills 10.  Miami records 36:53 time of possession while holding Buffalo's offense to 166 total yards (116 pass, 50 rush) in Kickoff Weekend victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/4/09: Dolphins 38, Bills 10.  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.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Rich Gannon.  SIRIUS: 144 (Buf.), 127 (Mia.).  XM: 104 (Mia.). 

STATS

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 221-378-2,526-21-11-85.0

Henne: 233-385-2,676-13-15-76.5

RUSHING

F. Jackson: 181-775-4.3-5

R. Brown: 172-644-3.7-3

RECEIVING

St. Johnson: 66-874-13.2-9 (T3C)

Bess: 62-673-10.9-3

OFFENSE

312.7

320.7

TAKE/GIVE

-6

-7

DEFENSE

363.4

299.2

SACKS

K. Williams: 5

Wake: 14 (1L)

INTs

Florence: 3

7 tied: 1

PUNTING

Moorman: 42.6

Fields: 46.3 (3C)

KICKING

Lindell: 70 (28/29 PAT; 14/19 FG)

D. Carpenter: 103 (2C) (19/19 PAT; 28/34 FG)

NOTES

BILLS:  QB RYAN FITZPATRICK is 1-0 against Dolphins & has completed 17 of 26 passes (65.4 pct.) for 246 yards w/ 1 TD vs. 1 INT & 92.8 passer rating.  Rushed for season-high 49 yards vs. Browns.  Aims for 15th straight game w/ TD pass...RB FRED JACKSON (775 rush, 191 rec., 966 total) needs 34 scrimmage yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season.  With 112 rush yards vs. Cle., Jackson posted 7th career 100-yard game.  Bills are 6-1 when Jackson rushes for 100 yards.  Averages 5.5 yards per carry against Miami (53 att., 290 yards)...WR STEVE JOHNSON (9) needs 2 TD rec. to tie BILL BROOKS (11 in '95) for most TD receptions in season in franchise history.  Johnson (874) needs 126 receiving yards to record 1st career 1,000-yard season.  Rookie WR DAVID NELSON (undrafted free agent) aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD catch...LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team w/ 120 tackles in '10.  Had sack in last game vs. Mia...K RIAN LINDELL (247) needs 3 more made FGs to reach 250 career.

DOLPHINS:  Club aims for 3rd straight win vs. Bills at home...QB CHAD HENNE is 2-1 as starter against Bills...RB RONNIE BROWN (15) needs 100-yard rush game to surpass Pro Football HOFer LARRY CSONKA (15) for 2nd-most such games in Dolphins history (RICKY WILLIAMS, 24).  Brown has 3 rush TDs in past 2 vs. Buf. & aims for 3rd straight game w/ rush TD against Bills.  For career, RB Williams averages 95.1 rush yards per game against Bills (1,046 total)...WR BRANDON MARSHALL (387) needs 13 catches to reach 400 career.  WR DAVONE BESS (673) needs 86 rec. yards to surpass career-high of 758 in '09.  Bess leads AFC & ranks 2nd in NFL w/ 26 rec. on 3rd down (RODDY WHITE, 28)...DE CAMERON WAKE aims for 5th straight game w/ sack & has NFL-best 14 sacks this season.  Needs sack to become 6th Dolphins player w/ 15+ sacks in season since '82.  Wake has 3.5 sacks in 3 career games against Bills...LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team w/ 92 tackles.  Had sack & FF last week against Jets.  DT PAUL SOLIAI had 2nd career sack last week vs. NYJ.

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