The Miami Dolphins (4-3), led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, meet the Houston Texans (4-3), led by quarterback Deshaun Watson, in a Week 8 NFL football game on Thursday, October 25, 2018 (10/25/18) at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
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What: NFL, Week 8
When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
Time: 8:20 p.m. Eastern
TV: Fox, NFL Network
Line: Texans -7.5
Dolphins notes: QB BROCK OSWEILER passed for 239 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 114.9 rating last week. Has 619 pass yards (309.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 103.1 rating in his past 2. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of 5 career starts vs. AFC South. Passed for 2,957 yards in 15 games for Texans in 2016. * RB FRANK GORE rushed for 100 yards in his last game vs. Hou. (12/31/17 with Ind.). In 4 career games at Hou., has 330 scrimmage yards (82.5 per game) & rush TD. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 5 vs. AFC South. RB KENYAN DRAKE rushed for 72 yards on 6 carries (12 avg.), incl. 54-yard TD run last week. Has TD in 5 of his past 7 on road. * WR DANNY AMENDOLA led team with 84 rec. yards & had TD catch last week. WR JAKEEM GRANT (1 PR-TD, 1 KR-TD) is 1 of 3 in NFL (TYREEK HILL & teammate ALBERT WILSON) with multiple 70+ yard TDs in 2018. * DE CAMERON WAKE had 2 sacks, 2 FFs & PD in last meeting. Has 3 sacks & 3 TFL in his past 3 vs. Hou. Has 6.5 sacks & 4 FFs in his past 5 vs. AFC South. Has 7 sacks in his past 8 on Thursday. LB KIKO ALONSO has 31 tackles (7.8 per game), INT, sack, FF & 2 PD in 4 career games vs. AFC South. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 66 tackles & is only player with 50+ tackles & 3+ FFs (3) this season. S RESHAD JONES had 8 tackles, 2 PD & 23-yard INT-TD in last meeting. DE ANDRE BRANCH had sack & FF last week.
Texans notes: QB DESHAUN WATSON has 1,706 pass yards (284.3 per game) with 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 104.4 rating & has 156 rush yards with TD in 6 career starts at home. Has 375+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. * RB LAMAR MILLER rushed for 100 yards & TD last week. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 9 of his past 12 at home. Had 3,817 scrimmage yards & 22 TDs (19 rush, 3 rec.) in 4 seasons with Mia. (2012-15). * WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS had TD catch in Week 7. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. Has 85+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 6. Has 909 rec. yards & 12 TD catches in his past 11 at home. Has TD catch in 9 of his past 11 at home. WR WILL FULLER V has 6 TD catches in his past 9 at home. * DE J.J. WATT has 7 sacks in his past 5. Aims for his 4th in row at home with sack. Had 2 sacks & 3 TFL in last meeting. In last home game vs. Mia., had 3 PD & TFL. Ties for 2nd in AFC with 7 sacks in 2018. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had 7 tackles, 2 sacks & FR last week. Has 4.5 sacks, 8 TFL & 2 FRs in his past 4. Had sack in last meeting. Since 2016, ranks 2nd in NFL with 46 TFL. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 2 FFs & sack in Week 7. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM had team-high 10 tackles & FF last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 10+ tackles. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (KIKO ALONSO) with 60+ tackles (60) & 3+ PD (3) in 2018. S TYRANN MATHIEU had sack & INT in Week 7. — NFL Communications
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