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Dolphins-Patriots Postgame Notes

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Get all the notes and statistical milestones from Miami's 24-20 win over the Patriots at Sun Life Stadium.



· Today’s paid attendance was 71,863.

· With today’s win, Miami leads the overall series 51-46. Miami’s last victory against New England was a 22-21 win on December 6, 2009 at Sun Life Stadium.

· John Denney, Bryant McKinnie and Cameron Wake served as today’s game captains.

· Ryan Tannehill's 23 touchdown passes in 2013 are the most in a single-season by a Dolphins quarterback other than Dan Marino.

· The 39-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Mike Wallace vs. New England (12/15) tied the Dolphins second longest touchdown pass of the 2013 season. The pass equaled a Tannehill to Charles Clay connection vs. San Diego (11/17). The longest touchdown pass of 2013 came when Tannehill connected with Wallace on a 55-yard touchdown vs. Carolina (11/24).

· Ryan Tannehill’s three touchdowns vs. New England (12/15) tied a career-high.

· Ryan Tannehill recorded his 10th multi touchdown pass game in his career vs. New England (12/15). It was also Tannehill’s seventh multi-touchdown pass game of the 2013 season and the second consecutive game he has accomplished this feat.

· Ryan Tannehill’s 120.6 passer rating vs. New England (12/15) was the 12th time he had a rating of 90.0 or higher in his career. This was Tannehill’s highest passer rating of the season and the second-highest total of his career.

· In the month of December, Ryan Tannehill has completed 73-of-113 passes for 843 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Tannehill has a 103.2 passer rating in the month of December.

· With 312 passing yards vs. New England (12/15), Ryan Tannehill now has 3,627 yards on the season. This is the 12th highest single season total in team history.

· Mike Wallace scored his fourth touchdown of the season vs. New England (12/15) on a 39-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill. It was Wallace’s 36th career touchdown.

· Mike Wallace’s second quarter rush of 13 yards was the longest rush of his Dolphins career. His previous long as a member of the Dolphins was a 12-yard gain vs. Buffalo (10/20). Wallace’s career long came as member of the Pittsburgh Steelers when he registered a 21 yard rush vs. Cleveland (10/18/09).

· With 105 yards vs. New England (12/15), Mike Wallace recorded his 18th career 100 yard receiving game.

· With 105 yards vs. New England (12/15), Mike Wallace now has four 100-yard receiving games in 2013.

· With his reception in the third quarter vs. New England (12/15), Brian Hartline has now recorded a reception in 24 straight games. It is the Dolphins longest current reception streak. The last game that Hartline failed to record a reception was vs. St. Louis (10/14/12).

· Michael Egnew’s two receptions for 25 yards in the first half vs. New England (12/15), with a long of 14 yards, are all career marks for the second year tight end. It is the first multiple reception game of Egnew’s career. His previous career long was a 13 yard reception vs. Cincinnati (10/31).

· Daniel Thomas recorded his second receiving touchdown of the season vs. New England (12/15).

· Marcus Thigpen scored his first career touchdown on offense on a 14-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill vs. New England (12/15). Thigpen also has scored on a 72-yard punt return at Houston (9-9-12) and a 96-yard kickoff return at Buffalo (11-15-12).

· With a sack vs. New England (12/15), Cameron Wake now has 51.5 sacks in his career. He has the seventh most sacks in team history.

· With his sack of Tom Brady vs. New England (12/15), Cameron Wake recorded a sack in consecutive games for the first time this season. His most recent consecutive games with a sack was December 2, 2012 (1.5 – vs. New England Patriots) and December 9, 2012 (3 – at San Francisco 49ers).

· Seeing action in his first career game, Michael Thomas recorded his first career interception to seal the victory vs. New England (12/15). Thomas signed with Miami on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.

· With a 32-yard field goal vs. Pittsburgh (12/15), Caleb Sturgis now has 26 field goals, the most by a Dolphins rookie in team history.

· With a 51-yard punt in the first quarter vs. New England (12/15), Brandon Fields has had a punt 50 yards or longer in every game this season

· Miami Dolphins Injuries Reported in Press Box
Paul Soliai, Ankle, Questionable, Second Quarter

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