Patriots vs Dolphins Game Capsule

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The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins face off today in a Week 15 AFC East matchup. This morning, we take a look at the recent history between the teams, the current stat leaders for the franchises, and more.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-6)

SERIES

PATRIOTS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

49-44

STREAKS

Past 7 & 17 of past 22

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 18-11

Philbin: 0-3

LAST WEEK

W 27-26 vs. Browns

W 34-28 at Steelers

LAST GAME

10/27/13: Dolphins 17 at Patriots 27. New England scores 24 2nd-half points to overcome 14-point halftime deficit. Patriots RBs Brandon Bolden & Stevan Ridley each rush for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/2/12: Patriots 23, Dolphins 16. New England WR Wes Welker has 12 catches for 103 yards & TD. Stevan Ridley adds 71 rush yards & TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 132 (NE), 86 (Mia.). XM: 86 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 318-523-3,685-21-9-88.3

Tannehill: 300-484-3,315-20-14-84.0

RUSHING

Ridley: 143-611-4.3-7 (T3C)

L. Miller: 1142-567-4.0-2

RECEIVING

Edelman: 76-775-10.2-5

Hartline: 67-855-12.8-4

OFFENSE

385.9 (3C)

324.8

TAKE/GIVE

+6 (T2C)

+2

DEFENSE

372.3

348.7

SACKS

Cha. Jones: 10.5

Vernon: 11.5 (3C)

INTs

Talib: 4 (T2C)

Grimes, Patterson: 4 (T2C)

PUNTING

Allen (R): 45.4

Fields: 48.7 (T2L)

KICKING

Gostkowski: 125 (1L) (35/35 PAT; 30/32 FG)

Sturgis (R): 104 (29/29 PAT; 25/33 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Have won 17 of past 18 in Dec...NE is 1st team since 2000 Chiefs to win 3 in row by overcoming 10+ point deficit in each game...Patriots have 10+ wins for 11 consecutive seasons, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history (1983-98 49ers, 16)...For career, QB TOM BRADY is 17-6 vs. Dolphins & has 40 TDs vs. 19 INTs & 90.2 rating. In past 5 at Mia., Brady has 14 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 118.4 rating. Brady's 146 wins are 5th-most all-time by starting QB in regular season. Brady has 43-6 (.878) career record in Dec., highest in SB era among QBs (min. 10 starts). In past 3 in 2nd half/OT, Brady has completed 67 of 89 passes (75.8 pct.) for 849 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 127 rating...Last week, RB SHANE VEREEN had single-game best among RBs in franchise history in catches (12) & rec. yards (153)...WR JULIAN EDELMAN is averaging 91.7 rec. yards per game in past 3. DE CHANDLER JONES has career-high 10.5 sacks in 2013...LBs ROB NINKOVICH & BRANDON SPIKES are tied for team-best with 78 tackles...S DEVIN MC COURTY has 2 career INTs vs. Mia...

DOLPHINS: Club needs win to surpass last year's win total of 7...QB RYAN TANNEHILL (3,315) needs 185 passing yards to join HOFer DAN MARINO & CHAD PENNINGTON as only QBs in Dolphins history to reach 3,500. Is 1st Dolphin QB to pass for 3,000 yards in 1st 2 seasons of career...RB DANIEL THOMAS had season-best 105 rush yards on 16 att. (6.6 avg.) with TD last week. RB LAMAR MILLER totaled 112 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 23 receiving) in last game vs. NE...WR MIKE WALLACE has 1 career 100-yard rec. game vs. NE (w/ Pit. on 11/14/10). WR BRAIN HARTLINE (67) needs 8 catches to surpass career-high of 74 in 2012...TE CHARLES CLAY had game-winning 12-yard TD rec. vs. Pit. Clay (60) is tied for 3rd-most catches by Dolphins TE in club annals...LB OLIVIER VERNON has career-best 11.5 sacks in 2013. Aims for 5th straight game with sack...Last week, DE CAMERON WAKE (50.5) joined JASON TAYLOR, JEFF CROSS & TRACE ARMSTRONG as only Dolphins to reach 50 career sacks since 1982.

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