Game at a glance

The Dolphins aren't really concerned about trying to prevent the New England Patriots from setting an NFL record with 19 consecutive victories over two seasons nearly as much as they are trying to get that elusive first victory of the season. Here's a glance at the Dolphins-Patriots matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (0-4) vs. New England Patriots (3-0)

WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

TV: CBS (regional)

ANNOUNCERS: Dick Enberg, play-by-play; Dan Dierdorf, analysis; Armen Keteyian, sidelines

LINE: New England by 13

COACHES: Dolphins, Dave Wannstedt (5th season with team); Patriots, Bill Belichick (5th season)

SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 45-32

LAST MEETING: 2003 at New England, Patriots 12, Dolphins 0

INJURIES: Dolphins -- RB Travis Minor (ankle) and T John St. Clair (knee/ankle) are out; DT Tim Bowens (back) is doubtful; LB Tony Bua (hamstring), WR Chris Chambers (knee) and CB Will Poole (groin) are questionable; LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (groin), QB Jay Fiedler (ribs), CB Reggie Howard (hamstring), K Olindo Mare (calf), LB Zach Thomas (shoulder), DE Jay Williams (ankle) and CB Jimmy Wyrick (hamstring) are probable.

Patriots -- WR Deion Branch (knee) is doubtful; WR Troy Brown (shoulder), RB Kevin Faulk (knee) and CB Tyrone Poole (knee) are questionable; QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) and QB Jim Miller (right shoulder) are probable.

GAME NOTES: Dolphins TE Randy McMichael leads AFC tight ends in catches (24) and receiving yards (274). … New England leads the AFC with 13 sacks, led by Willie McGinest's three. ... The Dolphins have a streak of 14 consecutive games without allowing a 100-yard receiver. ... Ten of the last 15 meetings between the teams were decided by seven points or less. ... The team with the most rushing yards has won 20 of the last 23 meetings.


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