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Dolphins milestones within reach in 2016 regular season finale versus Patriots

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins will conclude their 2016 regular season with an AFC East divisional contest against the New England Patriots. This game has plenty on the line for both teams, but there are also some individual milestones that can be reached during this game. Below, you will find the team and individual milestones Miami can reach in this game.

Team AFC East wins

The Dolphins have clinched a winning record in the AFC East, currently 4-1 on the year, their first since 2009. A win on Sunday would give Miami their first five AFC-wins season since the league went to a four-team divisional format in 2002.


A win on Sunday would give Miami 10 wins in their last 11 games. That streak would be the best 11-game streak for Miami since the team won 16 games in a row in 1983-1984.

Home Wins

A win Sunday would give Miami a 7-1 record in Hard Rock Stadium this season. That would be Miami’s best home record since 2002.

Adam Gase, head coach

Gase is the fourth head coach in team history to lead Miami to the Playoffs in his first season as the team’s head coach (Don Shula, Dave Wannstedt, Tony Sparano). He and Sparano are the only two to do it in the first year as a head coach in the league.

Jay Ajayi, running back

Currently fourth in franchise history in rushing yards in a single season with 1,213. Can move into third place, passing Delvin Williams, with 46 yards. If he reaches 160 yards, he will surpass Ricky Williams for second place on the list.

Jarvis Landry, wide receiver

Currently fourth in single season receptions for the team with 85. He will move into third place, passing Brandon Marshall and Mark Clayton, with two receptions on Sunday. With six receptions, he will move past O.J. McDuffie for second. Landry’s 2015 total of 110 receptions is the team’s franchise record for receptions in a season.

Landry fell behind Odell Beckham, Jr. for the most receptions by a receiver in his first three seasons. Landry currently has 279 receptions, while Beckham has the record at 283.

Currently has 2,975 career receiving yards, needing 25 to reach 3,000.

Kenny Stills, wide receiver

Currently has a personal career high with eight touchdown receptions. His three touchdowns of over 50 yards makes him the first receiver in Dolphins history to accomplish the feat since Mark Duper in 1986.

Has 19 career receiving touchdowns, needs one more for 20 in his career.

Currently has the second highest yards per reception average in the league at 18.0. New England’s Chris Hogan leads the league at 19.2.

Dion Sims, tight end

Currently has 256 receiving yards. He needs 29 receiving yards to reach 285 yards and set a career high.

Cameron Wake, defensive end

Has 81.5 career sacks, second most in team history and tied for second most in league history for an undrafted player (James Harrison).

Has five career games with three-plus sacks and needs one more to tie Jason Taylor for the most three-plus sack games in franchise history.

Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle

Currently has 47.0 career sacks, and needs 3 more for 50 in his career.

Currently has 68 tackles this season, a career high.

Mario Williams, defensive end

Has 399 career tackles and needs one for 400.

Has 97 career sacks and needs three for 100.

Kiko Alonso, linebacker

Currently has four fumble recoveries this season. Can tie the franchise record in a single season with one fumble recovery on Sunday.

John Denney, long snapper

Has played in 191 straight games, the franchise record. Sunday will mark the completion of 12 straight years for Denney without missing a game, playing ever game since he was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2005.