MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS INSIDE THE NUMBERS
WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 55-51
STREAKS: Dolphins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 12/29/19: Dolphins 27 at Patriots 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19
QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 3,529 yards & had 24 TDs (20 pass, career-high 4 rush) vs. 13 INTs last season, his 3rd career season with 3,500+ pass yards & 20+ TD passes. Passed for 320 yards for 99.6 rating & rushed for TD in last meeting. Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. QB TUA TAGOVAILOA was selected in 1st round (5th overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. • RB MATT BREIDA makes Mia. debut. Had 743 scrimmage yards (623 rush, 120 rec.) last season with SF. Has 110+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC. RB JORDAN HOWARD makes Mia. debut. Is 1 of 5 in NFL with 6+ rush TDs in each of past 4 seasons. Had rush TD in only career game vs. NE (10/21/18 with Chi.). Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC East with rush TD. • WR DEVANTE PARKER set career highs in catches (72), rec. yards (1,202) & rec. TDs (9) last season. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 110+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 137 yards in last meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at NE. TE MIKE GESICKI was 1 of 4 AFC TEs with 50+ catches (51), 500+ rec. yards (570) & 5+ rec. TDs (5) last season. Had TD catch in last meeting. • DE EMMANUEL OGBAH makes Mia. debut. Tied career high with 5.5 sacks last season with KC. Has sack in 3 of his past 4. DE SHAQ LAWSON makes Mia. debut. Had career-high 6.5 sacks last season with Buf. LB KYLE VAN NOY makes Mia. debut. In 3+ seasons with NE (2016-19), had 15.5 sacks, 9 PD, 5 FFs & 2 INTs. Set career highs in sacks (6.5) & FFs (3) last season with NE. S BOBBY MCCAIN tied for team lead with 2 INTs last season.
QB CAM NEWTON makes NE debut after 9-year career with Car. Passed for 254 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.4 rating & rushed for 95 yards in his last game vs. Mia. (11/13/17 with Car.). Has 120+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. • RB SONY MICHEL led team with 912 rush yards & career-high 7 rush TDs, his 2nd consecutive season with 900+ rush yards. Aims for 4th in row with 70+ rush yards. Has rush TD in 3 of 4 career games vs. Mia. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. division. RB JAMES WHITE had 908 scrimmage yards (645 rec., 263 rush) & 6 TDs (5 rec., 1 rush) last season, his 2nd consecutive season with 900+ scrimmage yards. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. Mia. Since 2016, leads all RBs in rec. TDs (20) & ranks 2nd in catches (275) & rec. yards (2,376). RB REX BURKHEAD had career-high 581 scrimmage yards (302 rush, career-high 279 rec.) & 3 rush TDs last season. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. • WR JULIAN EDELMAN led team in catches (100), rec. yards (1,117) & rec. TDs (6) last season, his 2nd career season with 100+ catches & 1,000+ rec. yards (2013). • CB STEPHON GILMORE became 6th CB in NFL history to win AP DPOY after leading league with 20 PD & tying for league lead with career-high 6 INTs last season. Aims for 5th in row with PD. Has 4 PD & INT-TD in his past 2 vs. Mia. S DEVIN MCCOURTY was 1 of 4 in NFL with 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ FFs (2) last season. Had INT in his last game vs. Mia.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 132 (Mia), 148 (NE) | XM: 387 (Mia), 229 (NE)