Monday Night Football: Colts at Dolphins, Some Little Known Info


The Indianapolis Colts face the Miami Dolphins tonight on Monday Night Football. The Colts are trying to prove that they are still one of the most formidable teams in the NFL after transitioning to life without star receiver Marvin Harrison and head coach Tony Dungy. The Dolphins, meanwhile, are trying to prove that last season was no fluke and that they are in fact back among the better teams in the NFL.

Here is a look at some little known info about this match up:

-In the history of games involving these two teams, the Colts have won 23 games while the Dolphins have won 44.

-The most passing yards ever thrown for in a game by a Colts quarterback against the Dolphins defense is 357 by Bert Jones in 1981.

-The most passing yards ever thrown for in a game by a Dolphins quarterback against the Colts defense is 404 by Dan Marino in 1984.

-The most touchdown passes ever thrown in a game by a Colts quarterback against the Dolphins defense is four, this was done by Bert Jones (1977), Jack Trudeau (1989), and Jim Harbaugh (1997).

-The most touchdown passes ever thrown in a game by a Dolphins quarterback against the Colts defense is four by Dan Marino in 1984, and then again by Marino in 1995.

-The most rushing yards ever gained in a game by a Colts running back against the Dolphins defense is 169 by Eric Dickerson in 1988.

-The most rushing yards ever gained in a game by a Dolphins running back against the Colts defense is 144 by Mercury Morris in 1973.

-The most rushing touchdowns ever in a game by a Colts running back against the Dolphins defense is 3 by Don McCauley in 1975.

-The most rushing touchdowns ever in a game by a Dolphins running back against the Colts defense is 2, this was done nine different times including by Larry Csonka (1972), Mercury Morris (1973), Benny Malone (1977), Andra Franklin (1981), Woody Bennett (1984), Lorenzo Hampton (1985,1986), Terry Kirby (1995), and Karim Abdul Jabbar (1996).

-The most receiving yards ever gained in a game by a Colts receiver against the Dolphins defense is 174 by Marvin Harrison in 2001.

-The most receiving yards ever gained in a game by a Dolphins receiver against the Colts defense is 173 by Mark Duper in 1984.

-The most receiving touchdowns ever in a game by a Colts receiver against the Dolphins defense is 3 by Ken Dilger in 1997 and Marvin Harrison in 2001.

-The most receiving touchdowns ever in a game by a Dolphins receiver against the Colts defense is 2, this was done ten time including by Nat Moore (1979), Duriel Harris (1979), Mark Duper (1984), Mark Clayton (1988), Keith Jackson (1993), O.J. McDuffie (1995, 1998), Fred Barnett (1996), and Chris Chambers (2001 – twice).

-These two teams have met four other times on Monday Night Football, with each one coming away with two victories and two losses.  These games include a Colts win over the Dolphins in 1976 (17-16), a Dolphins win over the Colts in 1977 (17-6), a Colts win over the Dolphins in 1996 (10-6), and a Dolphins win over the Colts in 2001 (41-6).

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