NFL Capsule: Dolphins at Bills
MIAMI (4-5) At BUFFALO (3-6)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
OPENING LINE -- Bills by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Miami 4-5; Buffalo 4-5
SERIES RECORD -- Dolphins lead 56-39-1
AP PRO32 RANKING -- Dolphins No. 20; Bills No. 27
LAST MEETING -- Dolphins beat Bills 30-23, Dec. 18, 2011
LAST WEEK -- Titans beat Dolphins 37-3; Patriots beat Bills 37-31
DOLPHINS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (26), RUSH (19), PASS (21)
DOLPHINS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (22), RUSH (5), PASS (28)
BILLS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (14), RUSH (6), PASS (25)
BILLS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (21)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Dolphins have won six of past eight meetings against AFC East rival Bills. They swept two-game season series last year for third time since NFL realigned divisions in 2002, and 20th time since rivalry began in 1966. ... Dolphins RB Reggie Bush had career-best 203 yards rushing, including career-best 76-yard TD in last season's game at Orchard Park. ... DE Cameron Wake's 36½ sacks most among Dolphins players in first four seasons with team, and already ranks 10th on team career list. ... Despite allowing season-worst 177 yards rushing to Titans, Dolphins defense has been ranked in NFL's top six against run since Week 2. ... Dolphins did allow Titans RB Chris Johnson 126 yards rushing, ending Miami's streak at 22 games since allowing 100 yards rushing to one player. ... WR Brian Hartline ranks ninth in NFL averaging 82.3 yards per game and, with 741 yards receiving, is on pace to become only 17th Dolphins player to surpass 1,000 in one season. ... Bills 13-12 in night games, and have lost past seven -- and outscored a combined 222-58 -- since 13-10 win at Jacksonville on Oct. 18, 2001. They've not won prime-time home game since 2000 season-opening 16-13 win over Tennessee. ... RB C.J. Spiller leading NFL averaging 7.26 yards per carry, and will take on more of load with co-starter Fred Jackson out (concussion). ... Set franchise record with 35 first downs in loss to New England. ... Bills 481 yards offense and 33:50 time of possession against Patriots were season highs. ... Bills defense has 14 sacks and forced seven turnovers (five interceptions, two fumbles) in three wins. In six losses, defense has six sacks and forced four turnovers (interception, three fumbles).
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