Inside The Numbers: Breaking Down Dolphins-Browns

Breaking down the Dolphins-Browns series from a statistical perspective:

  • The Dolphins have a 9-8 lead in the regular season series, though Cleveland has outscored Miami 335-322.
  • This has been a series of streaks, with the Dolphins winning the last two games after Cleveland had won four in a row, which came after Miami had won six consecutive games against the Browns.
  • Nine of the 17 regular season games between the teams were decided by seven points or less, with the Dolphins winning five of them (38-31 in 1988, 13-10 in 1989, 27-23 in 1992, 10-7 in 2004 and 30-24 in overtime in 2016).
  • This will be the eighth time 11 meetings the game takes place in Cleveland. The only exceptions came in 2004, 2010 and 2016.
  • This will be the sixth time the Dolphins face the Browns in the month of November — with all six of those games in Cleveland. The first five were in 1976, 1979, 1986, 1990 and 2005.
  • The Dolphins’ 30-24 victory in 2016 was the third time they had played an overtime game against the Browns. Cleveland won 30-24 in 1979 and the Dolphins won 13-10 in 1989.
  • The Dolphins record for longest field goal came against the Browns when Dan Carpenter made a 60-yard kick in 2010.
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  • Mercury Morris had the longest run from scrimmage against Cleveland, a 70-yarder in 1973.
  • Against Cleveland in 1976, defensive back Jeris White tied the franchise record for most takeaways in a game with four. White, who had two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, tied the record set by Dick Anderson when he had four interceptions against Pittsburgh in 1973.
  • In a 38-31 victory against Cleveland in 1988, the Dolphins set their franchise record for most passing first downs in a game with 26.
  • The Dolphins have had three 300-yard passing performances against Cleveland, two by Dan Marino and one by Ryan Tannehill.
  • The Dolphins have had five 100-yard receiving performances against the Browns — by five different receivers (Jarvis Landry in 2016, Mark Clayton and Fred Banks in 1988, Brian Hartline in 2013, Duriel Harris in 1979).
  • The Dolphins’ largest playoff comeback occurred against the Browns when they rallied from a 21-3 deficit to win 24-21 in a 1985 divisional round game.

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