Sunday Stats: Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers

By Craig Ballard
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Gameday!!! Every Sunday I hope you grab your coffee (or whatever you enjoy) kick up your feet and read Sunday Stats as you count down the hours before the Miami Dolphins game starts. This week Miami travels to the west coast to take on the San Francisco 49ers (game preview is HERE).

Miami is 7-6 on the west coast in the 2000’s (Miami vs west coast article is HERE).

Ryan Tannehill has three touchdowns and seven interceptions on the road. Colin Kaepernick is making his first home start. He has played in several games at home, but this is the first time he will be the starter. He has two touchdowns and zero interceptions at home with a QB rating of 110.5.

SF averages 11 first half points per game, while Miami is at 10. In the 2nd half of games SF averages 13 points which is seventh best, while Miami averages nine which is seventh worst.

Tannehill has zero 1st quarter touchdown passes.

Frank Gore and Tavares Gooden both played their college ball at the University of Miami.

Dolphins rookie Jonathan Martin (Stanford University), and also Marlon Moore (Fresno State) went to college in California. We remember Reggie Bush was a star at USC also.

The 49ers are the best defense in the NFL for fewest points allowed. They are in the top four for fewest points allowed in all four quarters. Miami is in the top 10 for fewest points allowed in the 2nd and also the 3rd quarters.

Miami commits the fifth fewest penalties in the NFL. San Francisco commits the fifth most penalties in the NFL.

Gore is getting 4.9 yards per carry for the season. He averages a whopping 5.8 yards per carry at home. Gore’s longest run at home in 2012 was 37 yards.

Bush averages 4.4 yards per carry on the ground, but just 3.6 on the road. Bush’s longest run on the road in 2012 so far was 21 yards.

The only area that needs some improvement from the 49ers offensive line is they have yielded too many sacks. Joe Staley and Anthony Davis have each allowed six sacks. Martin has allowed five sacks which is the most any Dolphins player has allowed so far in 2012.

Martin has forced his QB to hurry his throw a whopping 34 times so far in 2012. That is more than three times as bad as the next Phin (John Jerry is at 11). Wow. Davis has forced his QB to hurry a throw 25 times which is more than double as much as any other Niner.

Aldon Smith is on a run that is unlike any that I can recall. He has an amazing 13 sacks in his last six games. Most players will not get 13 sacks for an entire season, let alone over just six weeks. For the entire 2012 season there are only two players (other than Smith) who even have as many as 13 sacks for the entire season so far. Wow.

Cameron Wake leads the Dolphins with 11.5 sacks. He has recorded at least one sack in seven of his past nine games.

Thank you for spending some time with me today, and enjoy your Sunday!

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