Game at a glance

The Dolphins begin the final stretch of what has been an utterly forgettable season Sunday at Denver. Here's a glance at the Dolphins-Broncos matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (2-10) vs. Denver Broncos (7-5)

WHEN: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET

WHERE: Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.

TV: CBS (regional)

ANNOUNCERS: Ian Eagle, play-by-play; Solomon Wilcots, analysis

LINE: Broncos by 11 1/2

NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins — 27th in total offense, 30th in rushing offense, 22nd in passing offense, 7th in total defense, 25th in rushing defense, 2nd in passing defense; Broncos — 5th in total offense, 7th in rushing offense, 8th in passing offense, 5th in total defense, 5th in rushing defense, 8th in passing defense.

COACHES: Dolphins, Jim Bates (1st season with team); Broncos, Mike Shanahan (10th season)

SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 9-2-1; Denver holds a 1-0 advantage in the playoffs

LAST MEETING: 2002 at Denver; Dolphins 24, Broncos 22

INJURIES: Dolphins — LB Zach Thomas (hamstring) is out; RB Sammy Morris (ribs) is doubtful; LB Tony Bua (quad) is questionable; WR Chris Chambers (ribs), QB A.J. Feeley (pectoral/finger), K Olindo Mare (calf), DT Mario Monds (hand), LB Eddie Moore (knee), LB Derrick Pope (shoulder), DE Jason Taylor (hand) and LB Renauld Williams (jaw) are probable.

Broncos — DT Trevor Pryce (back) is out; DT Luther Elliss (calf) is doubtful; LB Sam Brandon (ankle) is questionable; RB Reuben Droughns (thigh/neck), S John Lynch (pelvis) and G Dan Neil (abdomen) are probable.

GAME NOTES: The Dolphins are a perfect 5-0 against Coach Mike Shanahan in the regular season. … The Dolphins are 16-1 in their last 17 games against AFC West opponents. … Former Dolphins practice squad member Reuben Droughns needs 16 yards to become Denver's fifth different 1,000-yard rusher in the last seven seasons. … WR Chris Chambers has caught a touchdown pass in each of the Dolphins' last three games. … The Dolphins have not allowed a 300-yard passer in their last 26 games, the longest current streak in the NFL.


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