Panthers vs Dolphins Game Capsule

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins host the Carolina Panthers later today. Before we get to kickoff, we take a look at the game capsule for the matchup.

CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-3) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-5)

SERIES

PANTHERS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

4-0

STREAKS

4-0

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rivera: 0-0

Philbin: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 24-20 vs. Patriots

W 20-16 vs. Chargers

LAST GAME

11/19/09: Dolphins 24 at Panthers 17. Miami RB Ricky Williams records 138 scrimmage yards & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). Dolphins CB Nate Jones adds INT in 3rd quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/25/05: Dolphins 27, Panthers 24. Miami QB Gus Frerotte throws TD passes to WR Chris Chambers & TE Randy McMichael. Dolphins S Lance Schulters records sack, INT & FF.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Car.), 85 (Mia.). XM: 227 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Newton: 189-299-2,179-16-8-91.8

Tannehill: 224-366-2,474-14-11-81.5

RUSHING

D. Williams: 141-579-4.1-2

L. Miller: 104-467-4.5-2

RECEIVING

S. Smith: 46-512-11.1-3

Hartline: 48-599-12.5-2

OFFENSE

321.2

307.8

TAKE/GIVE

+10 (T3C)

0

DEFENSE

294.0 (3L)

364.9

SACKS

Johnson: 8.5 (2C)

Wake: 6.5

INTs

3 tied: 3

Patterson: 4 (T3L)

PUNTING

Nortman: 45.9

Fields: 49.3 (1L)

KICKING

Gano: 70 (28/28 PAT; 14/15 FG)

Sturgis (R): 73 (22/22 PAT; 17/22 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Aim for 7th win in row...QB CAM NEWTON is only player with 50+ pass (56) & 25+ rush (26) TDs in 1st 3 NFL seasons. Threw 3 TDs last week...In last meeting, RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS rushed for 122 yards & averaged 9.4 yards per carry. RB MIKE TOLBERT has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in past 6...In past 2 vs. Mia., WR STEVE SMITH has 18 catches for 257 yards (128.5 per game) & 4 TDs. In last game at Mia., had 11 catches for 170 yards & 3 TDs. WR BRANDON LA FELL, TE GREG OLSEN & WR TED GINN, JR. each had TD last week. Olsen has 5 TDs in past 6 vs. AFC...Lead NFL in fewest points allowed (135). Only team in NFL to rank in top 5 in total (3rd), rush (3rd) & pass (5th) defense. DE GREG HARDY has 15 sacks in past 19. Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 251 tackles. In past 23, DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 21 sacks & 7 FFs. Since 2010, is only NFC player with 40+ sacks (41.5) & 10+ FFs (10). S MIKE MITCHELL is only player in NFL with 3+ INTs (3), 2+ sacks (2.5) & 2+ FFs (2). S ROBERT LESTER ties for NFC rookie lead with 3 INTs...

DOLPHINS: Aim for 3rd win in row at home...QB RYAN TANNEHILL has 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 85.3 rating at home in 2013. In career at home vs. NFC, is 3-0 & has completed 63 of 90 passes (70 pct.) for 674 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTS & 100.9 rating...RB LAMAR MILLER averages 5.5 yards per carry at home this season (44 att., 242 yards). RB DANIEL THOMAS posted 3rd rush TD of season last week...In only meeting vs. Panthers (w/ Pit. on 12/23/10), WR MIKE WALLACE had 4 receptions for 104 yards (26 avg.) with 1 TD. WR RISHARD MATTHEWS has 15 rec. for 172 yards & 2 TDs in last 2...TE CHARLES CLAY has career-best in catches (42), rec. yards (474) & TD rec. (4) in '13...DT RANDY STARKS has 25 sacks w/ Mia., most by Dolphins DT...LB OLIVIER VERNON has career-best 5.5 sacks this season. LB DANNELL ELLERBE lead team with 70 tackles...CB BRENT GRIMES posted 3rd INT of season last game...DE CAMERON WAKE has 4 sacks in past 2 at home.

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