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Jets vs Dolphins: Miami milestones within reach

As the final game of the season approaches, there are several milestones within reach for the Miami Dolphins.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins finish their 2014 NFL regular season against their AFC East rivals, the New York Jets. A win would give Miami their first winning season since 2008, when they finished the year 11-5 and won the AFC East division title. Heading into this game, the playoffs are ruled out for Miami, but several personal and team milestones are within reach.

Dolphins team:

  • 36 points shy of 400 points scored for the season, something that has only happened three times in team history (1985 - 428, 1986 - 430, 1984 - 513).
  • 14 first downs shy of third-most first downs in a season for the franchise, 24 shy of second place.
  • 2 sacks shy of 40 for the season, which would be the first time in team history the club has recorded 40 sacks for four straight years
  • 3 blocked punts this year has already set the team's single-season record

Ryan Tannehill, quarterback:

  • 306 passing yards shy of fifth most in NFL history for a player through their first three seasons (
  • 214 passing yards shy of 4,000 for the season, which would be the first quarterback since Dan Marino in 1992 to reach that mark
  • 128 passing yards shy of personal career single-season high; would become the only quarterback in the NFL who has started at least 10 games in each of the past three years and increased his season totals in each of the league's major passing categories (yards, touchdowns, and passer rating)
  • 17 completions shy of breaking Dan Marino's record for most completions in a single season (1994 - 385)
  • 0.4% completion rate behind Chad Pennington's single season mark (2008 - 67.4%)
  • 8 career games with more than 300-yards passing is second most in team history (Dan Marino - 63)
  • 5 rushing yards for most rushing yards by a QB in a single season in team history (Jay Fiedler - 321)
  • 6 rushing yards for third place in most career rushing yards for a Dolphins QB (David Woodley - 771)

Lamar Miller, running back:

  • 79 yards shy of 1,000 for the season
  • Has set career highs in rushing yards (921), receptions (38), receiving yards (275), and touchdowns (7)

Mike Wallace, wide receiver:

  • 10 touchdown receptions tied for his career high
  • 1 touchdown reception shy of a tie for fifth most touchdown receptions in a single season in franchise history; 2 touchdown receptions shy of a tie for third most touchdowns in a single season in franchise history
  • 7 receptions shy of setting a new career high in catches

Brian Hartline, wide receiver:

  • 7 receptions shy of 300 for his career

Jarvis Landry and Mike Wallace, wide receivers:

  • 3 Wallace receptions shy of becoming the sixth pair in franchise history to record 70-or-more receptions in the same season, joining Mark Clayton (73) and Mark Duper (71) in 1984, Tony Nathan (72) and Mark Clayton (70) in 1985, Mark Clayton (70) and Mark Duper (70) in 1991, Brandon Marshall (86) and Davone Bess (79) in 2010 and Brian Hartlin (76) and Mike Wallace (73) in 2013

Jarvis Landry and Mike Wallace, wide receivers, and Charles Clay, tight end:

  • 7 Clay receptions shy of becoming the sixth trio in franchise history to record 60-or-more receptions in the same season, joining Mark Clayton (73), Mark Duper (71) and Tony Nathan (61) in 1984; Mark Duper (67), Lorenzo Hampton (61) and Mark Clayton (60) in 1986; Terry Kirby (75), Irving Fryar (64) and Keith Byars (61) in 1993; Terry Kirby (66), Irving Fryar (62) and O.J. McDuffie (62) in 1995; Brian Hartline (76), Mike Wallace (73) and Charles Clay (69) in 2013

Cameron Wake, defensive end:

  • 9 solo tackles shy of 200 for his career
  • 1 sack shy of tying Vern Den Herder for fourth in team history for a career
  • 2.5 sacks shy of tying Doug Betters for third in team history for a career
  • 63.0 sacks is most in team history through first six seasons with the team
  • Tied with James Hall for eighth in NFL history for sacks by an undrafted player

Olivier Vernon, defensive end:

  • 7 solo tackles shy of 100 for his career
  • 4.0 sacks shy of surpassing Adewale Ogunleye for most sacks for a player through their first three seasons in franchise history

Randy Starks, defensive tackle:

  • 1 interception shy of the lead among active defensive tackles in the NFL for a career

Koa Misi, linebacker:

  • 1 pass defensed shy of 10 for his career

Cortland Finnegan, cornerback:

  • 2 interceptions shy of 20 for his career

Brent Grimes, cornerback:

  • 3 interceptions shy of 25 for his career
  • 1 interception shy of his career high of six for a season

Jimmy Wilson, defensive back

  • 1 blocked punt shy of new franchise record for blocked punts in a career
  • 50 tackles this season is personal career high

Reshad Jones, safety:

  • 4 passes defensed shy of 30 for his career
  • 0.5 sacks shy of sole possession of second place for career sacks by a defensive back in franchise history; currently tied with Patrick Surtain at 6.5

Brandon Fields, punter:

  • 2.8 yards per punt shy of reaching 48.8 yards per punt for a fourth straight season; tied with Shane Lechler as only punters to reach three straight seasons above that mark; would tie for most seasons reaching that mark in a career

Caleb Sturgis, kicker:

  • 3 points shy of surpassing Pete Stoyanovich for second most points in a season in team history