MIAMI (3-3) at NEW ENGLAND (6-0)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, CBS/NFLN
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 10 1/2
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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dolphins 3-3, Patriots 3-2-1
SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 52-47
LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Dolphins 41-13, Dec. 14, 2014
LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Jets 30-23; Dolphins beat Texans 44-26
AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 1, Dolphins No. 14
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (13).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (30), PASS (14).
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (31), PASS (2).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (19), PASS (18).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots have converted 51 percent of their third downs, which leads NFL. Dolphins have converted 29 percent, which ranks last. ... QB Tom Brady has 27 turnovers in 26 games against Miami. ... Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is averaging 6.0 yards per carry, best among backs with at least 10 carries per game. ... Dolphins were outscored 37-3 in first quarter of first four games. In two games under interim coach Dan Campbell, they've outscored opponents 31-3 in first quarter. ... Dolphins rushed for 428 yards in past two games. They totaled 277 in first four games. ... Miami has 11 sacks, 10 in past two games. ... Patriots have committed three turnovers, fewest in NFL. ... Patriots lead NFL at 35.5 points per game. ... Brady's passer rating in fourth quarter is 133.3, which ranks second. ... New England has scored 20 touchdowns in 28 red-zone possessions, which is tied for best in league. ... Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski has made all 15 field goal tries and all 24 extra points. ... Fantasy Tip: Patriots will focus on stopping Miller, which may create frequent opportunities for emerging Rishard Matthews, who leads Dolphins with 438 yards receiving and is averaging 16.8 yards per catch.
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