HOUSTON (2-4) at MIAMI (2-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 2
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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 2-4, Dolphins 2-3
SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 7-0
LAST MEETING - Texans beat Dolphins 30-10, Sept. 9, 2012
LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Titans 38-10; Texans beat Jaguars 31-20
AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 20, Texans No. 24
TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (23), PASS (4).
TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (13).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (16).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (12).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - This is one of seven NFL series where one team has never beaten other, and only one such matchup involves more games, according to STATS; Eagles are 10-0 against Jets. ... Texans punter Shane Lechler and new Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell were roommates at Texas A&M. ... Houston's Brian Hoyer has passer rating of 110.5 in fourth quarter, and 111.1 on third down. ... Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins leads NFL with 726 yards receiving on 52 catches. He also leads league with 15 third-down catches and has had four consecutive 100-yard games to tie franchise record. ... Texans rank third worst in yards per rush (3.5). ... Houston's defense is best in NFL on third down (31 percent). ... Texans have not recovered opposition fumble. ... Houston QB Ryan Mallett, now in backup role, ranks 34th and last in NFL in passer rating (63.6), completion percentage (53) and yards per attempt (5.2). ... Campbell is trying to become fifth interim coach since 2000 to win first two games. ... Dolphins rank third in yards per rush (4.7) and third worst in net yards per pass (5.8). ... Miami is averaging 5.9 yards on first down, fourth in league. ... Dolphins WR-PR Jarvis Landry leads league with punt return average of 19.1. ... Fantasy Tip: Hopkins has had at least 148 yards receiving in each of past three games, and he's facing secondary with injury issues.
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