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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