Dolphins-Jets Capsule

Dolphins-Jets Capsule
November 27, 2013, 11:09 am
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MIAMI (5-6) at NEW YORK JETS (5-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 6-5, New York 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 49-45-1

LAST MEETING - Dolphins won 30-9, Oct. 28, 2012

LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Panthers 20-16; Jets lost to Ravens 19-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 20, Jets No. 23





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First meeting of season between AFC East rivals who are among group of six 5-6 teams vying for final playoff spot in conference. ... Teams have split last six matchups, with Jets winning first contest each season. Four of last six matchups in series have been one-possession games. ... Miami only team to score less than 28 points in every game. In 20-16 loss to Panthers, Dolphins were shut out over final 31 minutes. ... Dolphins C Mike Pouncey expects to rejoin lineup after missing two games with stomach ailment. ... RB Daniel Thomas will miss game because of sprained left ankle. Marcus Thigpen, who has three career carries, becomes backup to Lamar Miller. ... QB Ryan Tannehill had fourth 300-yard passing game last week, and needs 216 to reach 3,000 in each of first two seasons. ... WR Mike Wallace had 127 yards receiving last week, most since joining Dolphins and third most of career. ... DE Olivier Vernon has career-best 6 1/2 sacks this season, tying DE Cameron Wake for team lead. ... P Brandon Fields' 46.8 career average on punts is third best in NFL history behind Saints' Thomas Morstead (47.1) and Houston's Shane Lechler (47.6). ... Jets' NFL-record stretch of alternating wins and losses ended last Sunday with second straight loss. ... New York 4-1 at MetLife Stadium. ... Struggling rookie QB Geno Smith remains starter despite throwing 10 INTs and just one TD in last six games. Needs 218 yards passing to top team's rookie record of 2,444 set by Mark Sanchez in 2009. ... RB Chris Ivory looking to rush for 100 yards or more in third straight home game. ... Jets hoping to get WR Jeremy Kerley back after he dislocated left elbow against New Orleans on Nov. 3. ... Jets allowing fewest yards rushing per game in league with 72.6. ... DE Muhammad Wilkerson has career-best 10 sacks and is first Jets player to register double-digits since John Abraham had 10 1/2 in 2005. Has at least one sack in six of last seven games. ... LB Calvin Pace has sack in three straight games. His seven sacks are one shy of career high set in 2009.


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Texans - Team News
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Blue got first-team reps with Arian Foster (knee) not practicing. The Texans also held out Andre Johnson (ankle) on Wednesday.
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Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps for rest purposes. He didn't suffer any setbacks last week and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
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Arian Foster - RB
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Zac Diles - LB
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Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham was held without a catch in the Texans' Week 8 win over Tennessee. Graham was targeted just one time on the day, a seam shot from Ryan Fitzpatrick that predictably fell incomplete. Graham has been a very minor part of the offense, making...
Oct 26 4:53PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 55 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Johnson saw a team-high dozen targets. He was followed by Titans top CB Jason McCourty for much of the afternoon, leaving DeAndre Hopkins to work on sophomore Blidi...
Oct 26 4:44PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 95 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Hopkins was targeted 11 times compared to 12 for Andre Johnson. Hopkins picked up chunk yards on all of his grabs, and was stopped at the five-yard line on one grab where...
Oct 26 4:24PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Blue added a 22-yard catch. With the Texans clobbering the Titans late and Arian Foster having already piled up 173 yards and three touchdowns, Blue got plenty of run late...
Oct 26 4:11PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 19-of-35 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown, and zero... Fitzpatrick was pretty bad for most of the day, begging to be picked off, but the Texans rode Arian Foster's legs to victory. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown went to Foster on...
Oct 26 3:45PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-16, Week 8... Foster managed just 36 yards on his first 10 carries, but broke a 34-yard touchdown and had no trouble finding holes in the Tennessee defense from there on. Foster caught a...
Oct 26 3:21PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Titans. Clowney will play on a "pitch count," likely in pass-rushing and third-down situations. Good luck with Clowney and J.J. Watt, Zach Mettenberger. Inactive for the...
Oct 26 10:34AM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a... "I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill O’Brien said. "I think he’s got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been...
Oct 25 9:13AM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8. Johnson practiced in full Friday after being limited early in the week. He'll continue to play through his ankle injury. Johnson is a mid-range WR2 for Sunday's game...
Oct 24 5:19PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Johnson doesn't need full practices at this stage of his career. He's a solid WR2 for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Oct 23 4:37PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he'd be surprised if he doesn't play in Sunday's game... Clowney hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 1. He says he plans to "push through" the soreness that's still in his knee. If the training staff lets...
Oct 23 11:41AM Read More

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