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Dolphins-Falcons Capsule

MIAMI (2-2) at ATLANTA (3-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE — Falcons by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 2-2, Atlanta 2-2

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 8-4

LAST MEETING — Dolphins beat Falcons 27-23, Sept. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Titans, 16-10; Falcons bye, lost to Bills 23-17 on Oct. 1

AP PRO32 RANKING — Dolphins No. 25, Falcons No. 4

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (32)

DOLPHINS Defence — OVERALL (8), RUSH (4), PASS (22)

FALCONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (7)

FALCONS Defence — OVERALL (10), RUSH (11), PASS (17)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Dolphins beat Falcons 23-20 on Aug. 10 in Miami in preseason opener for each team. ... Dolphins making first trip to Atlanta since 2009 opener. ... Miami's last win in Atlanta came on Sept. 21, 1980 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. ... Miami has no rushing TDs this season. ... Dolphins won 11 of last 15 regular-season games with three different QBs. ... QB Jay Cutler has averaged 302.3 yards passing in four meetings with Falcons. ... Cutler completed only 12 for 26 for 92 yards last week as Dolphins totalled 178 yards. ... LB Kiko Alonso leads Miami with 28 tackles. He had sack, forced fumble last week against Titans. ... TE Julius Thomas has 33 TD catches since 2013, second most among NFL tight ends. ... S Reshad Jones, from University of Georgia, recovered two fumbles last week, returned one 38 yards for Miami's first TD. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan has thrown TD pass in 23 consecutive games, NFL's longest active streak. ... RB Devonta Freeman has 13 TDs in last seven home games. ... WR Julio Jones had nine catches for 115 yards in last meeting. ... LB Deion Jones leads team with 27 tackles. ... This is second of four straight games for Falcons against AFC East. Atlanta plays at New England in Super Bowl rematch next week. ... Falcons averaging 26 points after leading NFL with 33.8 points per game in 2016. ... Fantasy Tip: If Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu is held out with hamstring injury, Taylor Gabriel or Justin Hardy could play bigger role as complement to Julio Jones. Hardy had team's only TD catch against Bills.

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