Sunday Stats for Dolphins at Patriots

By Craig Ballard


Gameday! The final Sunday Stats article of the 2012 Miami Dolphins season is here as we are hours away from Dolphins at New England Patriots (game preview is HERE)

Tom Brady is 15-6 vs the Dolphins. He has 37 touchdowns and 18 interceptions vs the ‘Phins.

Wes Welker averages 108 receiving yards per game vs his former team.

Stevan Ridley has 75 rushing first downs. The Dolphins as a team have 89 rushing first downs with Reggie Bush at 40.

Rob Gronkowski will play. He has 10 touchdowns in his 10 games this season. The last four games he played prior to getting injured Gronk had a whopping seven touchdowns. In his career he averages 68 yards per game vs Miami.

Brandon Lloyd need 98 yards to join Welker at 1,000 receiving yards in 2012.

Ex-Dolphin Rob Ninkovich came into 2012 with 11.5 sacks in his five year career, but he has been very good this season and he has a new career-high of 8.0 sacks.

Ninkovich and teammate Brandon Spikes are both in the top-10 for forced fumbles at five. Ninkovich and teammate Vince Wilfork are tied for the NFL lead with four fumble recoveries.

The Pats are the only NFL team that averages 30+ points per game. Only a handful of teams average less than the 19.2 points per game that Miami scores.

The Pats turnover +/- is at an incredible +23 which is by far the best in the NFL. Miami is at -8 which is in the bottom third of the NFL.

Miami is 18th in the NFL for third down conversions, the Pats are #1.

Bush needs 40 rushing yards to eclipse 1,000 for the second straight season. (article on Bush’s free-agency is HERE).

Ryan Tannehill lost a fumble to the Patriots on December 2nd, that was the last time he turned the football over. He is on a run of six touchdowns (five passing and one rushing) and zero turnovers since that fumble.

Davone Bess played in the first 77 games of his career, but today he will miss his third straight game to end this season (article on Dolphins wide receiver injuries this week is HERE).

A Miami win today will give them their most wins in a season since they went 11-5 in 2008. A win would also end Miami’s string of three straight third place finishes in the division.

I hope you have enjoyed the Sunday Stats this season, and thank you for checking out my work on the Dolphins! My articles will absolutely continue despite the season coming to a close.

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