HOUSTON (2-4) at MIAMI (2-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Dolphins by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Texans 2-4, Dolphins 2-3
SERIES RECORD – Texans lead 7-0
LAST MEETING – Texans beat Dolphins 30-10, Sept. 9, 2012
LAST WEEK – Dolphins beat Titans 38-10; Texans beat Jaguars 31-20
AP PRO32 RANKING – Dolphins No. 20, Texans No. 24
TEXANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (23), PASS (4).
TEXANS DEFENSE – OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (13).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (16).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (12).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – This is one of seven NFL series where one team has never beaten other, and only one such matchup involves more games, according to STATS; Eagles are 10-0 against Jets. … Texans punter Shane Lechler and new Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell were roommates at Texas A&M. … Houston’s Brian Hoyer has passer rating of 110.5 in fourth quarter, and 111.1 on third down. … Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins leads NFL with 726 yards receiving on 52 catches. He also leads league with 15 third-down catches and has had four consecutive 100-yard games to tie franchise record. … Texans rank third worst in yards per rush (3.5). … Houston’s defense is best in NFL on third down (31 percent). … Texans have not recovered opposition fumble. … Houston QB Ryan Mallett, now in backup role, ranks 34th and last in NFL in passer rating (63.6), completion percentage (53) and yards per attempt (5.2). … Campbell is trying to become fifth interim coach since 2000 to win first two games. … Dolphins rank third in yards per rush (4.7) and third worst in net yards per pass (5.8). … Miami is averaging 5.9 yards on first down, fourth in league. … Dolphins WR-PR Jarvis Landry leads league with punt return average of 19.1. … Fantasy Tip: Hopkins has had at least 148 yards receiving in each of past three games, and he’s facing secondary with injury issues.
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