Dolphins vs Bills: Game Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BUFFALO BILLS

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

52-35-1

STREAKS

3 of past 4

8 of past 12

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 3-1

Gailey: 1-0

LAST GAME

11/29/09: Dolphins 14 at Bills 31.  Trailing 14-7 heading into 4th quarter, Buffalo scores 24 unanswered points, including 2 rush TDs by RB Fred Jackson (3, 7), in comeback victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/09

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 91 (Mia.), 130 (Buf.).  XM: 108 (Buf.). 

2009 STATS

PASSING

Henne: 274-451-2,878-12-14-75.2

Edwards: 110-183-1,169-6-7-73.8

RUSHING

R. Williams: 241-1,121-4.7-11

Jackson: 237-1,062-4.5-2

RECEIVING

Marshall (Den.): 101 (T3L)-1,120-11.1-10 (T2C)

Jackson (RB): 46-371-8.1-2

OFFENSE

337.6

273.9

TAKE/GIVE

-8

+3

DEFENSE

349.3

340.6

SACKS

Starks: 7

Kelsay: 5

INTs

V. Davis: 4

Byrd: 9 (T1L)

PUNTING

Fields: 46.3 (3C)

Moorman: 46.6 (2C)

KICKING

Carpenter: 112 (37/38 PAT; 25/28 FG)

Lindell: 108 (24/24 PAT; 28/33 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS:  Club has 12-6 (.667) all-time record vs. Bills in Sept...Head coach TONY SPARANO is 3-1 against Bills...Dolphins are 8-4 vs. AFC East under Sparano...QB CHAD HENNE is 4-2 as starter vs. division, completing 111 of 186 passes (59.7 pct.) for 1,197 passing yards w/7 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 82.2 passer rating...RB RONNIE BROWN had 115 rush yards on 20 att. (5.8 avg.) in last meeting vs. Bills (10/4/09).  RB RICKY WILLIAMS posted 5th season w/1,000+ rush yards in '09 (1,121).  Williams (8,892) needs 108 rush yards to reach 9,000 career...WR BRANDON MARSHALL will make Dolphins debut.  In '09, Marshall became 5th player in NFL history to reach 100 rec. in at least 3 consecutive seasons.  In last mtg. vs. Bills (12/21/08 w/Den.), Marshall totaled 10 catches for 129 yards (12.9 avg.)...TE ANTHONY FASANO had season-high 74 receiving yards in last meeting vs. Bills...LB KARLOS DANSBY will make Dolphins debut.  Dansby posted 25.5 sacks in 6 seasons w/Cardinals (2004-09)...DB VONTAE DAVIS posted 1st career INT-TD against Bills on 10/4/09...DT RANDY STARKS posted career-best 7 sacks in '09.

BILLS:  Club has won 2 of past 3 at home vs. Miami on Kickoff Weekend...Head coach CHAN GAILEY will make Bills debut.  Gailey is 2-0 as head coach on Kickoff Weekend...In 1 start at home vs. Mia. (12/9/07), QB TRENT EDWARDS posted career-high 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 111.4 passer rating...RB FRED JACKSON recorded 1,062 rush yards & 1,014 KR yards in '09 & became 1st player in NFL history w/1,000 rush yards & 1,000 KR yards in same season.  Rookie RB C.J. SPILLER (1st round, No. 9) led ACC in all-purpose career yards w/7,588, finishing 2nd in NCAA Div. I history...WR LEE EVANS averages 20.3 yards per catch vs. Mia. (39 rec., 793 yards).  Evans was only Bill with rec. in every game in '09.  Ranks 3rd in team history with 5,356 rec. yards...S JAIRUS BYRD tied for league-high w/9 INTs last season...S DONTE WHITNER has INT in 2 of past 3 vs. Mia. at home...LB CHRIS KELSAY has 5 career sacks vs. Mia., tied for most vs. any opponent...LB PAUL POSLUSZNY led team w/115 tackles in '09 & recorded 3 INTs, tied for 2nd-most among NFL LBs last season.

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