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MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-5) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-5)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

3-0

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 0-0

Fox: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 25-23 vs. Buccaneers

W 28-19 vs. Falcons

LAST GAME

9/25/05: Panthers 24 at Dolphins 27.  Miami S Lance Schulters intercepts pass with 1:51 remaining to set up Dolphins K Olindo Mare's game-winning FG with 4 seconds left.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/15/98: Dolphins 13, Panthers 9.  Miami limits Carolina to 210 total yards as Dolphins S Brian Walker intercepts Panthers QB Steve Beuerlein twice.

BROADCAST

NFLN (8:20 PM ET): Bob Papa, Matt Millen. Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 126 (Mia.), 125 (Car.).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (Mia.), 102 (Car.).

STATS

PASSING

Henne: 110-189-1,165-5-4-76.3

Delhomme: 145-245-1,658-7-13-67.0

RUSHING

R. Williams: 105-558-5.3-6

D. Williams: 168-860 (3C)-5.1-7 (3C)

RECEIVING

Bess: 40-334-8.4-0

S. Smith: 38-512-13.5-3

OFFENSE

316.2

331.2

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-7

DEFENSE

337.0

314.6

SACKS

Taylor: 5.5

Peppers: 7

INTs

V. Davis (R): 2

Marshall, S. Martin (R): 3

PUNTING

Fields: 45.8

Baker: 45.8

KICKING

Carpenter: 68 (3C) (23/24 PAT; 15/16 FG)

Kasay: 44 (20/20 PAT; 8/12 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS:  Have won 4 of past 6 vs. NFC...QB CHAD HENNE is 4-2 as starter & has completed 100 of 170 passes (58.8 pct.) for 1,073 yards with 5 TDs vs. 3 INTs...RB RICKY WILLIAMS gained season-high 102 rush yards last week.  Williams has 21 100-yard rush games w/Miami, most by any Dolphin.  Has 3 100-yard rush games vs. Panthers in 6 career meetings...Since '08, WR DAVONE BESS leads team w/94 receptions...Rookie TE KORY SPERRY posted 1st career TD rec. in 1st NFL game last week...LB JASON TAYLOR has 2 sacks in 3 games vs. Car.  Taylor (126) needs 1 sack to surpass DERRICK THOMAS (126.5) for 11th-most sacks all-time...DE RANDY STARKS (4.5) needs 0.5 sack to surpass career-high of 4.5 as rookie in '04...KR-WR TED GINN JR.  ranks 1st in AFC & 3rd in NFL w/29.4 KR avg. & is tied for league-high w/2 KR-TDs...

PANTHERS:  QB JAKE DELHOMME passed for 285 yards & 3 TDs in only start vs. Mia.  Has won 4 of past 5 vs. AFC.  Had 115.8 rating last week.  In career as starter (incl. playoffs), when Delhomme has 110+ rating, team is 18-1 (.947)...RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with rush TD.  Has rushed for 440 yards (110 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC.  Has rushed for 832 yards (118.9 per game) & 10 TDs in past 7 in Nov.  Has rushed for 640 yards (128 per game) & 5 TDs in past 5.  RB JONATHAN STEWART has 12 rush TDs in 13 career home games (incl. playoffs) & had 2 TDs last week...WR STEVE SMITH had 11 catches for 170 yards (15.5 avg.) & 3 TDs in last meeting.  Had 2 TDs last week.  WR MUHSIN MUHAMMAD had 30-yard TD in last game vs. Mia. (11/5/06 with Chi.)...DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 21.5 sacks in past 23.  Rookie S SHERROD MARTIN had INT last week & has 3 INTs in past 3.  CB RICHARD MARSHALL has INT in 2 of past 3.