On Now
Coming Up

News

Print
RSS

Dolphins-Patriots Postgame Notes

Posted Dec 24, 2011

Get all the notes and statistical milestones from today's game.

• With New England’s victory, the Patriots won their fourth straight game in the series. Miami still leads the overall series by a 50-43 margin.

• The 54 points scored by the Dolphins over the past two games ranks second as the most points scored by a Miami team under a new head coach.

• QB Matt Moore threw for 294 yards at New England (12/24) which was his highest total as a Miami Dolphin and third highest total of his career.

• QB Matt Moore threw for three touchdown passes at New England (12/24) for the third time this season and the fifth time in his career.

• QB Matt Moore has a 103.9 passer rating over his last eight games, good for the sixth highest total in team history for a Miami signal-caller over a eight game period.

• RB Reggie Bush (1,086 rushing yards) and WR Brandon Marshall (1,177 receiving yards) became the first duo in team history to go over the 1,000 yards in rushing and receiving respectively.

• WR Brandon Marshall recorded his sixth touchdown reception of the season on a 19-yard catch from QB Matt Moore in the second quarter at New England (12/24). It was the 34th touchdown reception for Marshall in his six-year career.

• WR Brandon Marshall’s 102 yards in the first half is tied for his most as a Dolphins and the fifth most productive opening half of the receiver’s career.

• With 156 receiving yards at New England (12/24), WR Brandon Marshall eclipsed the 100 yard receiving mark in a single game for the fifth time this season and the 19th time in his career. It was the ninth 100-yard plus receiving game for Marshall as a member of the Dolphins and second highest total with Miami.

• With 156 receiving yards at New England (12/24), WR Brandon Marshall now has 2,191 receiving yards in his first two seasons with the Dolphins. The 2,191 yards are the fourth most for a Dolphins receiver over a two year period.

• WR Davone Bess scored his third touchdown of the season and 11th in his career when he scored on a 15-yard reception from QB Matt Moore in the fourth quarter at New England (12/24).

• WR Brian Hartline’s 39-yard first quarter reception at New England (12/24) was his sixth 30 yard reception of the season. His six 30 receptions in 2011 are second to WR Brandon Marshall who has eight on the season.

• With his 113 yards today RB Reggie Bush became the twelfth player in team history to eclipse the 1,000 yard plateau. His 1,086 yards is the eight single season highest total in team history. • With 113 rushing yards at New England, RB Reggie Bush now has 1,086 rushing yards on the season. It is the first 1,000 rushing yard season for Bush, surpassing his previous season high by 505 yards.

• With 113 rushing yards at New England (12/24), RB Reggie Bush rushed for over 100 yards for the fourth consecutive game. The last Dolphins rusher to rush for over 100 yards in four consecutive games was in 2007 when RB Ronnie Brown accomplished this feat (112 at NY Jets 9/23/07, 134 vs. Oakland on 9/30/07, 114 at Houston 10/7/07 and 101 at Cleveland (10/14/07). The 113 rushing yards was the third highest total in his career.

• RB Reggie Bush recorded one rush of over 10 yards (10, 12) at New England. Bush now has 32 carries of more than 10 yards this season, which is a career high.

• RB Reggie Bush had 81 rushing yards in the first half at New England (12/24) for the second consecutive week. The 81 yards are tied for the second most in his career in the first half.

• FB/TE Charles Clay recorded his second touchdown of the season on a 1-yard pass on QB Matt Moore in the second quarter at New England (12/24).

• QB Tom Brady’s 36.8 completion percentage in the first half was the lowest for the signal-caller in 2011 for any half this year.

• S Yeremiah Bell recorded his second sack of the season when he stopped QB Tom Brady for a six yard loss at New England (12/24). Bell now has 11.0 in his career, most ever by a Miami defensive back.

• LB Jason Taylor recorded a sack on QB Tom Brady (12/24). Taylor now has 139.5 in his career. Taylor passed needs two sacks to tie DL Michael Strahan for fifth place in NFL history. It was also his 131st sack as a member of the Dolphins and seventh sack on the season.

• Taylor’s sack against QB Tom Brady was the linebacker’s 11.5 career sack against the New England signal caller. The 11.5 sacks on Brady are the highest amount for Taylor on any one quarterback.

• LB Cameron Wake recorded his team leading 8.5 sack of the season when he stopped QB Tom Brady for a three-yard loss in the second quarter at New England. Wake now has 28.0 sacks on his career, the most by an undrafted player in team history.
v • DE Randy Starks recorded his 3.5 sack of the season at New England (12/24). It was the second consecutive game where the defensive lineman notched a sack. Starks now has 27.0 sacks in his career.

Miami Dolphins Injuries Reported in Press Box
• T Jake Long, Arm, Questionable (2nd quarter)
• RB Daniel Thomas, Knee, Questionable (2nd quarter) • LB Kevin Burnett, Shoulder, Questionable (3rd quarter)
• CB Vontae Davis, Elbow, Questionable (4th quarter)
Game Pass: Miami Dolphins