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NFL Capsule: Patriots at Dolphins

NFL Capsule-Patriots at Dolphins

NEW ENGLAND (14-3) At MIAMI (7-9)

Monday, 7 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 4

2010 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 8-8; New England 11-6

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 50-41

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Dolphins 38-7, Jan. 2, 2011

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (21), PASS (16)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (7), PASS (8)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (9), PASS (11)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (11), PASS (30)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots and Dolphins 3-3 when facing each other in season openers. ... Patriots scored almost twice as many points as Miami last year, 518 to 273. ... En route to AFC East title last season, New England beat Dolphins twice while outscoring them 79-21. ... Patriots have started past seven seasons 1-0. ... Tom Brady has thrown NFL record 335 consecutive passes without interception. ... Brady has won five of past six games against Dolphins while throwing 15 TD passes with five interceptions. ... Wes Welker has 55 catches in seven games against Miami, his former team. ... Patriots are 48-14 against AFC East over past 10 years. That's best intradivisional record in NFL. ... Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Bob Griese, Dwight Stephenson and Larry Little will be Dolphins' honorary captains. ... Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett will open season on Monday Night Football for third consecutive year. ... Miami has played in 76 Monday night games, most in NFL. ... With top draft pick Mike Pouncey, Dolphins will have different starter at center for fourth season opener in row. ... Dolphins RB Reggie Bush has never faced Patriots.

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