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Miami Dolphins Lose More than a Game – Playoffs in Jeopardy

December 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

'Miami Dolphins (10) v NY Giants (13)' photo (c) 2007, Mark Freeman - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Buffalo Bills, 6-9, put a dent in the Miami Dolphins, 8-7, playoff hopes with a miserable 19-0 defeat. The Bills racked up seven sacks and held Miami to 103 total yards of offense. The Fins have given up 58 sacks this season. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill injured his left knee and left the game briefly. Here's a few odds and ends from today's game.

·        With today’s loss, Miami still leads the all-time series by a 57-42-1 margin. However, Buffalo swept the season series for the first time since 2007.

·        Brandon Fields, Mike Pouncey and Cameron Wake served as today’s game captains.

  • Ryan Tannehill now has 3,709 passing yards on the season. This is the 10th highest single season total in team history and most in team history by a quarterback other than Dan Marino.

 

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDS, TEAM HISTORY

NAME                                           YEAR    YARDS

1.      Dan Marino                        1984     5084

2.      Dan Marino                          1986     4746

3.      Dan Marino                        1994     4453

4.      Dan Marino                        1988     4434

5.      Dan Marino                        1985     4137

6.      Dan Marino                        1992     4116

7.      Dan Marino                        1989     3997

8.      Dan Marino                        1991     3970

9.      Dan Marino                        1997     3780

10.  Ryan Tannehill                      2013      3709

11.  Dan Marino                           1995     3668

12.  Chad Pennington                  2008     3653

13.  Dan Marino                           1990     3563

14.  Dan Marino                           1998     3497

15.  Chad Henne                          2010     3301

·        With four receptions at Buffalo (12/22), Mike Wallace now has 68 receptions on the season. This is second highest single season total in his career, trailing the 72 receptions he had in 2011 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

MIKE WALLACE MOST RECEPTIONS, SINGLE SEASON

YEAR                     REC

2011                      72

2013                      68

2012                      64

2010                      60

2009                      39

 

  • With his reception at Buffalo (12/23), Brian Hartline has now recorded a reception in 25 straight games. It is the Dolphins longest current reception streak. The last game that Hartline failed to record a reception was vs. St. Louis (10/14/12).
  • Brian Hartline has 978 receiving yards on the season and needs 22 yards to have 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season. Only four receivers in Dolphins history have had back to back 1000-yard seasons, Mark Duper in 1983 (1,003) and 1984 (1,306), Mark Clayton in 1988 (1,129) and 1989 (1,011), Irving Fryar in 1993 (1,010) and 1994 (1,270) and Brandon Marshall in 2010 (1,014) and 2011 (1,214).

·        With two catches at Buffalo (12/22), Brian Hartline tied a career mark for most receptions in a season, matching his 74 in 2012.

 

BRIAN HARTLINE MOST RECEPTIONS, SINGLE SEASON

YEAR                     REC

2012                      74

2013                      74

2010                      43

2011                      35

2009                      31

 

·        With two catches at Buffalo (12/22), Brian Hartline now has 148 receptions over the last two seasons. The 148 receptions are the seventh most receptions over a consecutive two year time span in Dolphins history. Hartline added 53 receiving yards vs. the Bills. He now has 2,061 receiving yards over the last two seasons good for the fourth highest receiving yards over a consecutive two year time span in team history.

 

MOST RECEPTIONS OVER TWO YEAR SPAN, TEAM HISTORY

PLAYERS                              YEARS                  REC

Brandon Marshall                  2010-11                   167

O.J. McDuffie                       1997-98                    166        

Davone Bess                        2009-10                   155        

Chris Chambers                   2004-05                   151        

Mark Clayton                      1988-89                    150        

O.J. McDuffie                     1996-97                    150        

Brian Hartline                      2012-13                     148        

Irving Fryar                         1993-94                     137        

                                                                               

MOST RECEIVING YARDS OVER TWO YEAR SPAN, TEAM HISTORY

PLAYERS                              YEARS                  YDS

Irving Fryar                          1993-94                2280

Brandon Marshall                 2010-11                2228

Mark Clayton                      1988-89                  2140      

Brian Hartline                       2012-13                  2061

Chris Chambers                 2004-05                  2016

O.J. McDuffie                     1997-98                  1993

 

  • Charles Clay has 65 receptions for 716 yards on the season, good for the second highest total by a Dolphins tight end in team history.

 

TOP FIVE MIAMI DOLPHINS TIGHT ENDS, RECEPTIONS

YEAR     PLAYER                                REC

2004      Randy McMichael                     73

2013      Charles Clay                             65

2006      Randy McMichael                     62

2005      Randy McMichael                     60

1994      Keith Jackson                           59

 

TOP FIVE MIAMI DOLPHINS TIGHT ENDS, RECEIVING YARDS

YEAR     PLAYER                                YARDS

2004      Randy McMichael                       791

2013      Charles Clay                               716

1994      Keith Jackson                             673

2006      Randy McMichael                       640

1994      Keith Jackson                             613

2003      Randy McMichael                       598

 

·        Miami has registered at least one takeaway in each of their 15 games during the 2013 season. They are the only team in the NFL to record a takeaway in each of their games this season.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS TAKEAWAYS, 2013

DATE                    OPP                       TAKEAWAY

9/8/13                  at CLE                   INT, Nolan Carroll

                             at CLE                   INT, Dimitri Patterson

                             at CLE                   INT, Dimitri Patterson

 

9/15/13                at IND                   INT, Brent Grimes

 

9/22/13                vs. ATL                  FUM, John Denney (Don Jones)

                                                             INT, Jimmy Wilson

 

9/30/13                at NO                    FUM, Dannell Ellerbe (Jimmy Wilson)

 

10/6/13                vs. BAL                 FUM, Dannell Ellerbe (Paul Soliai)

                               vs. BAL                 INT, Reshad Jones

 

10/20/13              vs. BUF                 INT, Chris Clemons

 

10/27/13              at NE                     INT, Dimitri Patterson

 

10/31/13              vs. CIN                  FUM, Cameron Wake (Cameron Wake)

                               vs. CIN                  INT, Dimitri Patterson

                               vs. CIN                  INT, Brent Grimes

                               vs. CIN                  INT, Dannell Ellerbe

 

11/11/13              at TB                     INT, Jimmy Wilson

 

11/17/13              vs. SD                  INT, Brent Grimes

 

11/24/13              vs. CAR                 INT, Nolan Carroll

 

12/1/13                at NYJ                   INT, Dannell Ellerbe

                                                               INT, Brent Grimes

                                                               FUM, Philip Wheeler

 

12/8/13                at PIT                    FUM, Randy Starks

                                                               (Cameron Wake)

 

12/15/13              vs. NE                   INT, Michael Thomas

 

12/22/13             at BUF                  INT, Nolan Carroll

 

·        Nolan Carroll recorded his second sack of the season at Buffalo (12/22). His 2.0 sacks on the season are a career high.

 

·        Nolan Carroll recorded his third interception of the season at Buffalo (12/22). The three interceptions are the most for Carroll in a single season

 

·        Miami has 18 interceptions in 2013. In 2012, Miami had 10 interceptions for the entire season. 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS INTERCEPTIONS, 2013

NO         PLAYER

4             Brent Grimes

4             Dimitri Patterson

3             Nolan Carroll

2             Dannell Ellerbe

2             Jimmy Wilson

1             Chris Clemons

1             Reshad Jones

1             Michael Thomas

 

·        Brandon Fields 74-yard punt at Buffalo (12/22) was the third longest punt in team history. Coincidentally, the top three punts in team history have taken place at Buffalo.

 

LONGEST PUNTS, TEAM HISTORY

77 Reggie Roby (11/29/87 at Buffalo)

77 Matt Turk (11/25/01 at Buffalo)

74, Brandon Fields (12/22/13 at Buffalo)

73 Larry Seiple (11/14/71 vs. Pittsburgh)

73 Reggie Roby (9/28/86 vs. San Francisco)

73 Reggie Roby (10/5/86 at New England)

 

  • Brandon Fields had six punts inside the 20 yard line at Buffalo 12/22). The six punts were the most by a Dolphins punter since 1976.

 

MOST PUNTS INSIDE-THE-20, SINGLE GAME (SINCE 1976)

IN 20     PLAYER (DATE), PUNTS

6             Brandon Fields (12/22/13 at Buffalo), 10 punts

5             Brandon Fields (11/20/11 vs. Buffalo), 7 punts

5             Matt Turk (11/16/03 vs. Baltimore), 7 punts

5             Matt Turk (1/6/02 vs. Buffalo), 5 punts

 

Ryan Tannehill, Knee Questionable, Fourth Quarter

 

 

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