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An Early Look: Miami Dolphins

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LAST TIME OUT: The Dolphins squandered a 15-point lead with less than five minutes to go in their game against the Broncos, eventually losing 18-15 in overtime.

RECORD: 0-6 (0-3 away), last in AFC East

DOLPHINS/GIANTS CONNECTIONS: New York Giants assistant special teams coach  Larry Izzo  played for the Miami Dolphins from 1996-2000. Giants secondary/safeties coach David Merritt Sr. played for the Dolphins in 1993. Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn was on the Dolphins coaching staff from 2000-2002.  Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell played tight end for the Giants from 1999-2002. Dolphins offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo was on the Giants coaching staff from 2004-2008. Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan held the same position with the Giants from 1993-1996. Dolphins cornerback Will Allen was a first round draft choice (22nd overall) of the Giants in 2001. He played for the Giants from 2001-2005. Dolphins quarterback Sage Rosenfels played in 12 games as a holder for the Giants in 2010.

DOLPHINS HEAD COACH: Tony Sparano, 4th year (25-30 overall)

FRANCHISE VS. FRANCHISE: The Giants lead the regular season series, 4-2 (the two teams have never met in the postseason).

THE LAST TIME AGAINST MIAMI: The Giants won the first NFL International Series game and earned their sixth victory in a row on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, defeating the Miami Dolphins, 13-10, in Wembley Stadium in London, England.

PASSING: 218.8 YDS/G (21st in NFL)

RUSHING: 112.2 (18th)

OPP. PASSING: 257.5 (21st)

OPP. RUSHING: 119.5 (20th)

PTS/G: 15.0 (30th)

OPP PTS/G: 24.3 (22nd)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS: 10/25 Dolphins signed quarterback JP Losman and placed quarterback Sage Rosenfels on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness List.

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED INJURY REPORTBACK TO THE FACILITY IN DAVIE, FLA.: "Today? I would say the most important thing I want to see out of them today is to just understand the corrections that are made by the coaching staff today and to find details of those corrections, to see some of the things we got better at in the game and understand the things we got to get better at going forward because we got to get better at some things," *Sparano said on Monday."If they can walk out of here understanding those things, we get it behind us here and then get a day off tomorrow for the players and get ready to go for the Giants."

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