clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Dolphins vs Patriots: Game Capsule

New, comments

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-1)

SERIES

 

PATRIOTS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

49-37

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 11-11

Sparano: 2-2

LAST WEEK

W 38-30 vs. Bills

L 31-23 vs. Jets

LAST GAME

12/6/09: Patriots 21 at Dolphins 22.  Miami QB Chad Henne passes for 335 yards & 2 TDs as Dolphins rally to overcome 11-point 2nd-half deficit.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/6/09

BROADCAST

ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden.  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Steve Tasker (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (NE), 126 (Mia.).  XM: 124 (WW1), 102 (NE), 103 (Mia.). 

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 66-98-758-8 (2L)-2-109.1 (2C)

Henne: 56-93-659-3-1-88.1

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 31-139-4.5-1

R. Brown: 37-199-5.4-1

RECEIVING

Welker: 18-147-8.2-3 (T3C)

Marshall: 22 (T3L)-290 (3C)-13.2-1

OFFENSE

370.7

319.3

TAKE/GIVE

0

+1

DEFENSE

379.3

310.7

SACKS

G. Warren: 2

Wake: 2

INTs

3 tied: 1

J. Allen: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Mesko (R): 43.1

Fields: 41.8

KICKING

Gostkowski: 18 (12/12 PAT; 2/5 FG)

D. Carpenter: 20 (5/5 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS:  Club is 10-5 under head coach BILL BELICHICK on MNF & has won 6 of past 7 on Monday night...QB TOM BRADY aims for 3rd consecutive game w/300+ passing yards against Dolphins (332, 353).  Brady (99) needs 1 win to reach 100 career...RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS led team w/98 rush yards last week, 2nd-most rush yards in career (105 vs. Buf. 11/9/08).  RB DANNY WOODHEAD recorded 1st career TD on 22-yard run vs. Bills...WR RANDY MOSS has 5 TD rec. in past 3 vs. Mia. & aims for 3rd consecutive game with 50+ yard TD catch vs. Dolphins (71, 58).  In past 3 vs. Mia., Moss is averaging 112.7 receiving yards per game (338 total).  In past 3 vs. Dolphins, WR WES WELKER has 27 rec. for 371 yards (13.7 avg.)...Rookie TE AARON HERNANDEZ (4th round, No. 113) aims for 3rd straight game w/6 receptions.  Rookie TE ROB GRONKOWSKI (2nd round, No. 42) has 2 TDs in 3 games...S PATRICK CHUNG & S BRANDON MERIWEATHER each posted INT last week.  Fla. native Meriweather has 2 INTs in past 3 against Mia.

DOLPHINS:  Club has 33-19 all-time record (.635) on MNF at home...QB CHAD HENNE is 1-0 on MNF & completed 20 of 26 passes (76.9 pct.) for 241 yards w/2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 130.4 passer rating...In 3 career games on MNF, RB RONNIE BROWN averages 106.7 rush yards per game (320 total).  Aims for 3rd consecutive game w/2 rush TDs on MNF.  Brown has accounted for 7 career TDs against NE (5 rushing, 2 passing).  RB RICKY WILLIAMS has 856 career yards vs. Patriots, 2nd-most vs. any opponent...WR BRANDON MARSHALL had 2 TD rec. in last meeting vs. NE (w/Denver on 10/11/09).  Marshall posted 8th career game w/10+ catches & 100+ receiving yards last week (10 rec., 166 yards).  WR DAVONE BESS had career-best in rec. (10) & receiving yards (117) against Patriots on 12/6/09.  Bess had 6 catches vs. Jets, all resulted in 1st downs...CB VONTAE DAVIS aims for 3rd straight game w/INT vs. Patriots.