Panthers & Dolphins Game Capsule: Streaks, Stats, And Notes
CAROLINA (7-3) at MIAMI (5-5)
Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Panthers by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Carolina 7-3, Miami 5-5
SERIES RECORD — Miami leads 4-0
LAST MEETING — Dolphins beat Panthers 24-17, Nov. 19, 2009
LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat San Diego 20-16; Panthers beat New England 24-20
AP PRO32 RANKING — Dolphins No. 17, Panthers No. 5
PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (10), PASS (28).
PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (3), PASS (5).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (24), PASS (20).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (25), PASS (19).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Shula is son of former Dolphins coach Don Shula, winningest coach in NFL history. … Panthers have allowed 135 points, fewest in NFL. … Panthers lead league with third-down conversion rate of 48 percent. They’re fourth on fourth down at 71 percent. … Carolina has outscored opponents 45-8 in first quarter, and led at halftime in all but one game. … During Panthers’ six-game winning streak, QB Cam Newton has thrown 10 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. … Panthers lead NFL with 21 drives of five minutes or more. They’ve had only 16 three-and-out possessions, which is tied for fewest in league, and they rank second in time of possession. … Miami QB Ryan Tannehill leads NFL with 41 sacks, two shy of franchise record set by Bob Griese in 1968. … Dolphins rank next to last in NFL in yards at 308 per game. They’re averaging 4.5 yards on first down, also second worst. … Dolphins have been outgained by 57 yards per game, which ranks fourth worst in NFL. … Seven of Miami’s 10 games have been decided by four points or fewer. … Dolphins are tied for fifth in red zone scoring, and tied for eighth in red zone defense. … Miami has been penalized 41 times, which ties for second fewest in league.
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