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Dolphins vs Colts Week Nine Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-3)

SERIES

  DOLPHINS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 44-24  
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Philbin: 0-0 Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 30-9 at Jets W 19-13 (OT) at Titans
LAST GAME 9/21/09: Colts 27 at Dolphins 23. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning throws for 303 yards with 133.9 passer rating & 2 TDs, including game-winning 48-yard TD pass to WR Pierre Garcon.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/31/06: Colts 27, Dolphins 22.  Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 2 TDs as Colts earn No. 3 seed in AFC playoffs & complete 1st perfect home season since ’58.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 128 (Ind.). XM: 233 (Ind.). 

STATS

PASSING Tannehill (R): 120-203-1,472-4-6-75.8 Luck (R): 160-288-1,971-8-8-74.6
RUSHING Bush: 112-493-4.4-3 D. Brown: 74-319-4.3-1
RECEIVING Hartline: 33-555-16.8-1 Wayne: 54 (3L)-757 (1L)-14.0-2
OFFENSE 327.9 373.0 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE -2 -10
DEFENSE 363.0 350.4
SACKS Wake: 7.5 (2C) Mathis: 5
INTs 3 tied: 2 Freeman, Powers: 1
PUNTING Fields: 51.4 (1L) McAfee: 48.0
KICKING Carpenter: 46 (16/16 PAT; 10/14 FG) Vinatieri: 50 (11/11 PAT; 13/17 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Club has won 5 of past 6 at Ind…Dolphins seek 4th consecutive win & 3rd straight on road…In past 3, QB RYAN TANNEHILL has completed 40 of 60 passes (66.7 pct.) for 426 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 98.3 passer rating. Passed for 431 yards at Arz., 2nd-most yards by NFL QB on road in ’12 (DREW BREES, 446). QB MATT MOORE has 16 TDs & 88.7 rating in 12 starts w/ Mia…RB REGGIE BUSH averages 5 yards per carry on road with Dolphins (188 att., 949 rush yards)…WR BRIAN HARTLINE (33 rec., 555 rec. yards) needs 11 catches & 61 rec. yards to surpass career-high of 43 rec. for 615 receiving yards in ’10…TE ANTHONY FASANO has TD rec. in each of past 2…Defense allows AFC-low 18 points per game in ’12…Dolphins have not allowed 100-yard rusher in 21 straight games…Rank 2nd in AFC with 22 sacks (Cin., 23)…DE CAMERON WAKE has 7.5 sacks in past 4 games…CB NOLAN CARROLL had sack & FF last week…Rookie DE OLIVIER VERNON recovered blocked punt for TD last week…CB SEAN SMITH has team-high 10 passes defensed…COLTS: Aim for 4th straight win against Mia…QB ANDREW LUCK has highest winning pct. (.571) through Week 8 by a rookie QB who was No. 1 overall pick  in NFL history. Averages 281.6 passing yards per game, most among rookie QBs. Luck is 1 of 3 rookies in NFL history with at least 3 300-yard passing games (PEYTON MANNING, 4 in ’98 & CAM NEWTON, 3 in ’11). Leads AFC QBs in rush yards (143) & rush TDs (3)…RB DONALD BROWN had rush TD in only game vs. Dolphins. Brown has 80+ rush yards in past 2 games (84, 80). Rookie RB VICK BALLARD had 16-yard game-winning TD rec. last week…WR REGGIE WAYNE averages NFL-best 108.1 rec. yards per game in ’12 (757 rec. yards in 7 games). Wayne (54) reached 50 receptions for 10th straight season. Wayne (916) needs 5 catches to surpass TORRY HOLT (920) for 13th-most in NFL annals…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 4 sacks in past 3 against Mia. LB ROBERT MATHIS has 5 sacks in 4 games in ’12…LB JERRY HUGHES has 2 sacks in past 3 games.


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