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
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
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
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.
||at Miami 24, Denver 7 (Oct.
||at Miami 21, Denver 10 (Dec.
||Miami has won five straight
||Miami won five straight
|Last Broncos' Home
||Denver 21, Miami 14 (Oct. 27,
|Broncos' Last Home
||Miami 38, Denver 21 (Sept. 13,
|Last Broncos' Road
||Denver has not beaten Miami on
|Last Broncos Road
||Miami 21, Denver 10 (Dec. 2,