September 11, 2014

MIAMI (3-4) at BUFFALO (3-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Bills by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dolphins 3-4, Bills 2-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 58-44-1

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Dolphins 41-14, Sept. 27, 2015

LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Patriots 36-7; Bills bye, lost to Jaguars 34-31 on Oct. 25 in London

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 17, Bills No. 19

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (17), PASS (15).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (T25), PASS (19).

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (11), PASS (25).

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (6), PASS (20).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins are 2-5 in past seven against Bills, outscored 67-24 in losing three straight at Orchard Park since 30-23 win in 2011. ... In three games since Dan Campbell took over as interim coach, Dolphins have combined for 443 yards rushing. They totaled 277 in first four games before Joe Philbin was fired. Defense has allowed 229 yards rushing in past three after giving up 642 in first four. ... DE Derrick Shelby expected to step into starting role with Cameron Wake to miss remainder of season with torn left Achilles tendon. Wake has seven of Dolphins 13 sacks this season. ... Fourth-year WR Rishard Matthews already has career highs with 500 yards receiving and four touchdowns. ... RB Lamar Miller has 303 yards rushing and four TDs, including one receiving, in past three games. ... Since 2011, CB Brent Grimes is tied for AFC lead with 11 interceptions. ... Bills have losing record through seven games for ninth time since 2004. ... QB Tyrod Taylor set to return after missing past two games with sprained left knee. Before being hurt, Taylor had nine TDs passing and two rushing to account for 11 of 15 Buffalo scored. ... RB LeSean McCoy has 158 yards rushing and TD in past two since missing two games with left hamstring injury. McCoy had 146 yards rushing in first three games. ... Coach Rex Ryan had 1-5 record following bye week off in previous six seasons coaching New York Jets. ... Defense has 11 sacks after having 24 through seven games last season. It has allowed four TDs rushing after allowing none through seven games last season. ... Fantasy Tip: Bills TE Charles Clay had 82 yards receiving and TD in first meeting against Dolphins, his former team, and has enjoyed best games with Taylor at QB.

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