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Dolphins vs Bills NFL Week 16 Game Capsule

The Miami Dolphins head north for their second meeting with the Buffalo Bills this season. This morning, we take a look at the history between the two teams, as well as the statistical leaders from both clubs.

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MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-6) AT BUFFALO BILLS (5-9)

SERIES

DOLPHINS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

56-38-1

STREAKS

7 of past 11

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philbin: 1-2

Marrone: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 24-20 vs. Patriots

W 27-20 at Jaguars

LAST GAME

10/20/13: Bills 23 at Dolphins 21. Buffalo CB Nickell Robey records 19-yard INT-TD in first quarter. Bills K Dan Carpenter converts 3 FGs, including 31-yard game winner with 0:33 remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/15/12: Bills 19, Dolphins 14. Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller posts 130 scrimmage yards & CB Leodis McKelvin has 79-yard PR-TD. Bills defense limits Miami to 184 total net yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 93 (Buf.). XM: 226 (Buf.).

STATS

PASSING

Tannehill: 325-521-3,627-23-14-86.6

Manuel (R): 180-306-1,972-11-9-77.7

RUSHING

L. Miller: 157-628-4.0-2

Spiller: 162-745-4.6-2

RECEIVING

Hartline: 72-925-12.8-4

Johnson: 52-597-11.5-3

OFFENSE

329.1

330.5

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+1

DEFENSE

356.1

346.4

SACKS

Vernon: 11.5 (T3C)

M. Williams: 12 (3L)

INTs

Grimes, Patterson: 4 (T2C)

3 tied: 4 (T2C)

PUNTING

Fields: 48.6 (2L)

Moorman: 41.6

KICKING

Sturgis (R): 110 (32/32 PAT; 26/34 FG)

Carpenter: 110 (29/29 PAT; 27/30 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Seek 3rd straight win at Buf. in Dec...QB RYAN TANNEHILL (3,627) needs 373 pass yards to join HOFer DAN MARINO as only Dolphins to register 4,000-yard season. In past 3 wins, Tannehill has 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 103.2 rating. Has thrown game-winning TD passes in consecutive games...RB MARCUS THIGPEN had game-winning 14-yard TD rec. vs. NE...WR MIKE WALLACE needs 133 rec. yards to record 3rd 1,000-yard season of career. WR BRIAN HARTLINE (925) needs 75 rec. yards to reach 1,000 in 2 straight seasons...TE CHARLES CLAY (61) has 3rd-most rec. by TE in season in team history (RANDY MC MICHAEL, 73 in 2004; 62 in 2006). Clay (684) needs 107 rec. yards to surpass McMichael (791 in 2004) for most rec. yards by TE in season in Dolphins annals...LB OLIVIER VERNON has career-best 11.5 sacks in 2013...DE CAMERON WAKE needs 1.5 sacks to register 3rd 10+ sack season...

BILLS: Rookie QB EJ MANUEL (11) has most TD passes by Bills rookie in franchise history. Has 2 rush TDs in past 3 games. Has 1,282 passing yards with 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 83.4 rating vs. AFC opponents...Bills avg. 138.2 rush yards per game, best in AFC in 2013...RB C.J. SPILLER averages 82.7 rush yards per game in past 4 vs. Dolphins. RB FRED JACKSON (4,956) needs 44 rush yards to join HOFers THURMAN THOMAS & O.J. SIMPSON as only Bills to reach 5,000 rush yards...WR STEVIE JOHNSON (301) needs 2 rec. for 6th most in franchise history (PETE METZELAARS, 302). Rookie WRs MARQUISE GOODWIN (3) & ROBERT WOODS (3) have combined for 6 TD rec...DE MARIO WILLIAMS (12) needs 2.5 sacks to surpass career best of 14 in '07. Had 2 sacks & FF in last game vs. Mia...Defense has NFL-best 49 sacks...Club has 4 players with at least 8 sacks, most in NFL (MARCELL DAREUS, JERRY HUGHES, KYLE WILLIAMS, Mario Williams)...CB STEPHON GILMORE has INT in each of past 2 games.