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Broncos Update

Posted Oct 13, 2002

Breaking down the Broncos - Dolphins matchup

FAVORED: Denver by 3 1/2 points 

CURRENT NFL STANDINGS: Miami Dolphins - 1st place, AFC East. Denver Broncos - 2nd place (tied), AFC West.

Offense - Brian Griese, 1,176 passing yards, 9 passing TDs; Clinton Portis, 306 rushing yards; Reuben Droughns, Olandis Gary, Griese, Portis, 1 rushing TD; Rod Smith, 26 receptions, 307 receiving yards; Ed McCaffrey, Smith, 2 receiving TDs.
Defense - Ian Gold, Deltha O'Neal, 24 tackles; Pryce, 3 sacks; O'Neal, 3 INTs.

Offense - Jay Fiedler, 1,079 passing yards, 9 passing TDs; Ricky Williams, 565 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs; Chris Chambers, 23 receptions, 290 receiving yards; Randy McMichael, 3 receiving TDs. Defense - Zach Thomas, 27 tackles; Jason Taylor, 3 1/2 sacks; Brock Marion, Derrick Rodgers, Patrick Surtain, 2 INTs.

DENVER TEAM RANKINGS: Rushing Offense - 136.4 ypg (8th); Passing Offense - 214 ypg (T-18th); Total Offense - 350.4 ypg (11th). Rushing Defense - 61 ypg (2nd); Passing Defense - 223.6 ypg (18th); Total Defense - 284.6 ypg (5th).

MIAMI TEAM RANKINGS: Rushing Offense - 159.6 yards per game (3rd in NFL); Passing Offense - 209 ypg (20th); Total Offense - 368.6 ypg (8th). Rushing Defense - 82.2 ypg (4th); Passing Defense - 232.4 ypg (22nd); Total Defense - 314.6 ypg (10th). 

Miami holds an 8-2-1 (.773) advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1966. Denver fared better at home against the Dolphins, sitting with a 2-2-1 (.500) record, but is 0-6 in Miami. The Broncos have lost five straight regular season games to Miami, including a 21-10 loss last season. Denver's last regular-season victory in the series came in 1968, when the Broncos won 21-14 at Mile High Stadium. Head Coach Mike Shanahan is 0-3 in regular season games against the Dolphins, including 0-1 at home. Under Shanahan, the Broncos only victory over Miami has come in the playoffs, a 38-3 AFC Divisional Playoff win in 1998.

First Game: at Miami 24, Denver 7 (Oct. 16, 1966)
Last Game: at Miami 21, Denver 10 (Dec. 2, 2001)
Current Streak: Miami has won five straight
Longest Streak: Miami won five straight (current)
Last Broncos' Home Win: Denver 21, Miami 14 (Oct. 27, 1968)
Broncos' Last Home Loss: Miami 38, Denver 21 (Sept. 13, 1999)
Last Broncos' Road Win: Denver has not beaten Miami on the road
Last Broncos Road Loss: Miami 21, Denver 10 (Dec. 2, 2001)

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