Dolphins vs Patriots Game Capsule

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The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots start their annual season series this weekend when they meet in Foxboro. We take a look at the game capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-3) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-2)

SERIES

DOLPHINS

PATRIOTS

SERIES LEADER

49-43

STREAKS

Past 6, 16 of past 21

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philbin 0-2

Belichick: 17-11

LAST WEEK

L 23-21 vs. Bills

L 30-27 (OT) at Jets

LAST GAME

12/30/12: Dolphins 0 at Patriots 28. New England RB Stevan Ridley scores on pair of 2nd-quarter rushing TDs. Patriots QB Tom Brady passes for 284 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 135 (Mia.), 91 (NE). XM: 229 (NE).

STATS

PASSING

Tannehill: 133-219-1,577-9-7-83.1

Brady: 158-285-1,708-8-5-75.3

RUSHING

L. Miller: 59-254-4.3-2

Ridley: 78-320-4.1-3

RECEIVING

Hartline: 31-401-12.9-2

Edelman: 46 (T3L)-455-9.9-2

OFFENSE

312.7

341.1

TAKE/GIVE

-1

+5

DEFENSE

372.2

352.7

SACKS

Vernon: 3.5

Cha. Jones: 6.5

INTs

Patterson: 2

Talib: 4 (T1L)

PUNTING

Fields: 49.9 (1L)

Allen (R): 46.5

KICKING

Sturgis (R): 45 (15/15 PAT; 10/12 FG)

Gostkowski: 68 (2L) (14/14 PAT; 18/19 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Club is 2-1 on road this season...QB RYAN TANNEHILL (4,871) needs 129 yards to reach 5,000 career. Had career-best 3 TD passes last week. Team is 8-1 when he has 90+ rating...Offense rushed for season-best 120 yards vs. Buf. last week...RB DANIELTHOMAS averaged season-best 5 yards per carry vs. Buf...WR MIKE WALLACE has 15 receptions for 206 yards (13.7 avg.) with 2 TDs in 2 career games vs. NE. 18 of WR BRANDON GIBSON's 29 catches this season have been for 1st downs. Gibson tied career-high with 2 TD receptions last week. 3 of WR BRIAN HARTLINE's 4 career games with 100+ receiving yards have been on road...TE CHARLES CLAY aims for 4th straight game with TD catch...DE CAMERON WAKE has 5.5 sacks in 8 career games vs. NE. DT RANDY STARKS has 25 sacks with Mia., most by Dolphins DT...LB OLIVIER VERNON seeks 4th game in row with sack. LB PHILIP WHEELER leads team with 43 tackles...S CHRIS CLEMONS posted 1st INT of season last week...

PATRIOTS: Aim for 14th straight win vs. AFC East at home...Seek 5th straight win at home vs. Mia...Since '10, Patriots are 24-3 (.889) at home...QB TOM BRADY (342) needs TD pass to surpass HOFer FRAN TARKENTON (342) for 4th-most in NFL history. In past 6 wins vs. Mia., Brady has passed for 1,695 yards with 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 102.4 rating. Passed for career-best 517 yards vs. Dolphins on 9/12/11...RB STEVAN RIDLEY has 3 rush TDs in past 2 games vs. Mia. RB BRANDON BOLDEN posted 1st rush TD of season last week...TE ROB GRONKOWSKI (114) registered 10th 100-yard receiving game of career last week, most by TE in franchise history. Gronkowski (195) needs 5 catches to reach 200 career. Has 3 TD receptions in past 4 vs. Mia. Since 2011, Gronkowski has 28 TD rec., most among NFL TEs...WR-PR JULIAN EDELMAN has career-best in catches (46) & rec. yards (455) in' 13. Edelman had 94-yard PR-TD vs. Mia. on 1/2/11...Defense has forced turnover in 34 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL...DE CHANDLER JONES has career-best 6.5 sacks in 2013...Rookie DT CHRIS JONES had career-high 2 sacks last week. Ranks 1st among NFL rookies with 3.5 sacks...S STEVE GREGORY had INT in last game vs. Mia...Rookie CB LOGAN RYAN had 79-yard INT-return TD last week.

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