Miami vs. New England

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 16th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 3 - Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game 61 times. The New England Patriots win 89.6% of the time by an average score of 22.4-8.9. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 3 NFL Scores page.

Miami Team Stats New England Team Stats
Points 8.9 Points 22.4
Win % 10.4 Win % 89.6
First Downs 13.6 First Downs 18.2
- Rushing 4.4 - Rushing 7.6
- Passing 8.7 - Passing 10
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.6
3rd Down Eff 5.3/14.8 3rd Down Eff 5.9/13.8
4th Down Eff 0.5/1.5 4th Down Eff 0.3/0.6
Rushes-Yards 29.2-93 Rushes-Yards 38.8-142.9
Avg Rush 3.2 Avg Rush 3.7
Comp-Att-Int 15.9-28-1.1 Comp-Att-Int 13.2-22.3-0.7
Passing Yards 153.5 Passing Yards 169.6
Sacked-Yards 2.7-17.5 Sacked-Yards 1.2-6.7
Fumbles-Lost 0.8-0.5 Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.4
Punts-Avg 5.4-40.4 Punts-Avg 4.8-37
KR-Avg 4.6-21.6 KR-Avg 3.1-22.1
PR-Avg 4.7-10.6 PR-Avg 5.3-9.9
Penalties-Yards 4.3-27 Penalties-Yards 3.2-21.4
Time of Possession 28:09 Time of Possession 32:09

Miami Individual Stats New England Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Ricky Williams 17.4 52 0.3
Ronnie Brown 10.3 38.9 0.2
Casey Cramer 1.2 2.1 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Laurence Maroney 15.3 67.4 0.6
Sammy Morris 12 46.6 0.5
Heath Evans 4.3 13.7 0.1
Matt Cassel 5.4 9 0.1
Kevin Faulk 1 3.2 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Greg Camarillo 4.2 49.6 0.1
Ted Ginn Jr. 2.4 34.3 0.1
Anthony Fasano 2.9 29.4 0.1
Derek Hagan 2.1 22.5 0.1
Ricky Williams 1.3 10.8 0
David Martin 1.1 9.8 0
Ronnie Brown 1 7.1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Randy Moss 4.6 82.7 0.5
Wes Welker 4.8 52.9 0.3
Jabar Gaffney 1 12.9 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Chad Pennington 15.2 26.6 164.5 0.5 1.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Matt Cassel 13.2 22.3 176.3 1.1 0.7
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Dan Carpenter 1.2 0.8
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Stephen Gostkowski 1.3 0.8

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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