We've been here before. The Miami Dolphins are 6-4 and in a good position to make the playoffs. We've seen promise before in recent times, but it never bore fruit. But this year, things feel different, much different. While Miami didn't exactly start the season firing on all cylinders, they have played very well as of late and appear to be on the up. In other words, we have momentum. On the other hand, the Denver Broncos (7-3) have just come off a loss against the St. Louis Rams. In that game Peyton Manning didn't play well, and when he doesn't play well, neither does his team.
This is why this week's game will be an interesting one. Many will be expecting the Broncos to edge out a victory and get back to winning ways, but this won't be an easy game for Denver, even if they are at home.
So lets check out how both teams have fared against each other in the past.
Before the Peyton Manning era, the Dolphins matched up pretty well against Denver. In the last 10 games, Miami have won 7 of them to Denver's 3. The last game between the two sides saw the Dolphins lose against a Denver side with Tim Tebow as the quarterback. Of course, with Peyton Manning at quarterback, this will be a totally different proposition.
Check out the statistics between the two teams below.
Dolphins vs Broncos Head-to-Head Franchise Records
Win-Loss %: 0.719
Points Scored: 367
Points Against: 278
Points Scored: 3
Points Against: 38
Most Recent game:
Sunday, October 23, 2011, Sun Life Stadium, FL
Score: Denver Broncos 18 - 15 Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins Individual game stats:
Matt Moore: 22 passes for 197 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int, 29 Lng
Brandon Marshall: 6 Rec, 61 Yds, 0 TD, 16 Lng
Daniel Thomas: 19 Att, 53 rushing Yds, 14 Lng, 2 Rec, 5 Yds
Anthony Fasano: 2 Rec, 22 Yds, 1 TD, 16 Lng
Yeremiah Bell, Jared Odrick, Randy Starks and Jason Taylor: 1 sack each
Cameron Wake: 2 sacks
Denver Broncos Individual Stats:
Tim Tebow: 13 passes for 161 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int, 42 Lng
Willis McGahee: 18 Att, 76 Rushing Yds, 0 TD, 12 Lng
Daniel Fells: 2 Rec, 31 Yds, 1 TD, 28 Lng
Demaryius Thomas: 3 Rec, 27 Yds, 1 TD, 15 Lng
Von Miller and D.J. Williams: 1 sack each
Brian Dawkins: 2 sacks
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