NEW ENGLAND (12-3) at MIAMI (5-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 7-6-2, Dolphins 4-11-0
SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 52-48
LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Dolphins 36-7, Oct. 29, 2015
LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Colts 18-12; Patriots lost to Jets 26-20, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 29, Patriots No. 3
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (29), PASS (2).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (11).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (22).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (30), PASS (24).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots have lost their past two games in Miami. ... QB Tom Brady has thrown 21 interceptions against Dolphins, more than against any other team. He's 6-7 in Miami. ... Brady leads NFL with 4,636 yards passing and 36 touchdown throws despite multitude of injuries to his receivers and running backs. ... Patriots have 14 turnovers, second fewest in NFL. ... Patriots rank second with 48 sacks. ... Miami QB Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 30 times in seven games against New England. Tannehill has been sacked 44 times to tie for most in league. ... Miami is 0-5 against AFC East. ... Dolphins have allowed franchise-record 4,085 yards passing, and they've tied another team record by giving up 31 touchdowns passing. ... Tannehill has thrown 25 interceptions in 23 games against AFC East teams. ... One positive stat for Dolphins: Defense leads NFL with 79 negative running plays. ... Another positive stat: Rookie P Matt Darr ranks third with an average of 47.6 yards. ... Fantasy Tip: In his past two games against Dolphins, Rob Gronkowski has nine catches for 209 yards and two scores.
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