December 11, 2014

MIAMI (0-1) at NEW ENGLAND (1-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 1-0, Miami 1-0

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 53-48

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Patriots 20-10, Jan. 3, 2016

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Cardinals 23-21; Dolphins lost to Seahawks 12-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 1, Dolphins No. 20

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (14), PASS (13).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (16), PASS (18).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (27), PASS (30).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (20), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Miami has dropped its last seven games in Foxborough, longest road losing streak in series and team's longest active road winless streak against any team. .Patriots and Dolphins have split annual series each of last two seasons. ... They're meeting in Patriots' home opener for seventh time in history, and for first time since 1990. New England is 4-2 against Miami in those games. . Since Bill Belichick became Patriots coach in 2000, New England is 20-12 against Dolphins. Since 2000, Patriots are 73-27 against AFC East opponents and 20-12 against Dolphins over that span. . New England holds 30-15 series edge in regular-season games played in Foxborough. . Dolphins are only team in NFL who open with two road games against 2015 playoff teams. . QB Ryan Tannehill has 996 yards passing in past three meetings. He's looking for fourth straight game against New England with 300 or more yards. . RB Arian Foster has five TDs in three career games against Patriots. . WR Jarvis Landry reached 200 career catches (201) in 33rd game, fastest in NFL history. . WR DeVante Parker had five catches for 106 yards and TD in last meeting. .Since 2010, DE Cameron Wake has 64 1/2 sacks, third most in NFL. . Since entering NFL, DT Ndamukong Suh has 43 sacks, second most at his position. . Including playoffs, Patriots have won 26 of last 28 home games. . Since Gillette Stadium opened in 2002, Patriots are 13-1 in home openers. . QB Jimmy Garoppolo had 106.1 passer rating in winning first NFL start last week. . WR Julian Edelman has 33 catches for 403 yards and four TDs in past four games against Miami. . TE Rob Gronkowski has TD catch in three of past four meetings, but didn't play last week. . TE Martellus Bennett has 266 catches since 2012, fourth most for his position. . LB Dont'a Hightower has 24 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks, forced fumble and fumble recovery in four career home games against Dolphins. . Fantasy Tip: Parker began week limited by hamstring issue that kept him sidelined in Week 1. If active this week his big play ability could be boost to fantasy rosters.

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