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Dolphins at Chiefs Week 9 Capsule

SERIES

  DOLPHINS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 12-12  
STREAKS 6 of past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Sparano: 1-0 Haley: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 20-17 at Giants W 23-20 (OT) vs. Chargers
LAST GAME 12/21/08: Dolphins 38 at Chiefs 31. Miami TE Anthony Fasano catches game-winning 14-yard TD pass from QB Chad Pennington with 4:08 remaining as Dolphins defeat Kansas City.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/21/08
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 94 (Mia.), 138 (KC).  XM: 234 (KC).

STATS

PASSING Mat. Moore: 68-115-706-1-4-65.3 Cassel: 127-202-1,367-9-9-79.0
RUSHING Bush: 75-335-4.5-0 Battle: 64-302-4.7-1
RECEIVING Marshall: 38-538-14.2-1 Bowe: 33-558-16.9-4
OFFENSE 318.9 308.4
TAKE/GIVE -8 -1
DEFENSE 380.6 373.6
SACKS Wake: 5 Hali: 6 (T2C)
INTs Odrick, J. Wilson (R): 1 Flowers: 4 (T3L)
PUNTING B. Fields: 49.2 Colquitt: 46.8
KICKING Carpenter: 53 (8/8 PAT; 15/18 FG) Succop: 44 (14/14 PAT; 10/13 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS:  Have won 6 of past 8 against Chiefs…Dolphins have 9-5 record in Nov. under head coach TONY SPARANOQB MATT MOORE had career-best 31 rush yards last week & registered 1st career rush TD. Moore (706) needs 348 pass yards to surpass career-best of 1,053 in ’09 with Panthers…RB REGGIE BUSH registered 2nd 100-yard rush game of career last week (103). In past 3, Bush is averaging 6.2 yards per carry (35 att., 216 yards). RB STEVE SLATON registered 1st rush TD since 11/08/09 last week. RB DANIEL THOMAS (2nd round, No. 62) ranks 2nd in AFC among rookie RBs with 302 rush yards (DELONE CARTER, 305). Thomas attended Kansas St…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 6 TD catches in past 4 vs. KC. In 5 career starts vs. KC, Marshall averages 92.4 receiving yards per game (462 total)…TE ANTHONY FASANO had career-best 2 TD catches against Chiefs on 12/21/08…DE RANDY STARKS has 1.5 sacks in past 2 games. Had sack in last game vs. Chiefs…S YEREMIAH BELL leads team with 59 tackles…CHIEFS:  Club aims for 5th consecutive win after 0-3 start this season…Since ’10, Chiefs are 9-2 at home…KC has 6-3 record vs. Mia. at home…Since ’10, QB MATT CASSEL has 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 87.3 rating at Arrowhead Stadium. In past 4 wins, Cassel has 6 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 88.2 passer rating. In last meeting vs. Mia. (w/ NE on 11/23/08), Cassel completed 30 of 43 passes (69.8 pct.) for 415 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 114 passer rating…RB THOMAS JONES has rushed for 100+ yards in 3 of 7 career games vs. Mia (110, 101, 102). In past 3, RB JACKIE BATTLE averages 88.3 rush yards per game (265 total). Posted 1st rush TD of season last week…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 4 TD rec. in past 5. Rookie WR JONATHAN BALDWIN (1st round, No. 26) had 5 rec. for 82 yards (16.4 avg.) & 39-yard TD rec. last week…KC has 8 INTs in past 2 games…CB BRANDON FLOWERS leads club with 15 passes defensed…S KENDRICK LEWIS aims for 3rd consecutive game with INT…LB DERRICK JOHNSON posted 1st INT of season last week. Leads Chiefs with 57 tackles…LB TAMBA HALI registered 2nd game of season last week with 2 sacks.


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