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Preview: Seahawks at Dolphins


The Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins have enjoyed lengthy time away from the field since their last games - and both clubs hope rust won't be an issue when they meet in South Beach on Sunday. Seattle won two in a row headed into its well-deserved bye week while Miami suffered its third straight loss following a lackluster 19-14 setback to AFC East-rival Buffalo on Nov. 15. The Seahawks have struggled away from the Pacific Northwest, recording a 1-4 mark before traveling across the country to Miami.

After being viewed as a feel-good story through seven weeks, the Dolphins are swimming in the wrong direction. Rookie Ryan Tannehill has been erratic, throwing five interceptions in the last two games. Reggie Bush has rushed for just 41 yards in that same span, but will face his former Southern California coach in Pete Carroll on Sunday.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Seahawks -3 O/U: 37.5

ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS (6-4): Seattle's opportunistic defense is licking its chops to face Tannehill. "I'm sure we'll have all kinds of stuff for him," linebacker Leroy Hill said. "As a rookie quarterback, he hasn't seen it all. He's still seeing stuff, so we're going to try and give him some of that odd stuff, definitely." As for the Seahawks' own rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson has kept the turnovers in check while splitting his attention between wideouts Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.

ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (4-6): Seattle's Marshawn Lynch could have a big day against the once-solid rush defense of Miami, which hasn't looked the same since Karlos Dansby tore his left bicep and dislocated a finger on his right hand on Oct. 28. Dansby is still playing and has elected for offseason surgery, but Miami has allowed four of the past five opponents to rush for 100-or-more yards. Tannehill needs 91 yards to break the Dolphins' rookie record of 2,210, set by Hall of Famer Dan Marino in 1983.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Seattle is yielding just 196.2 passing yards per contest, good enough for third-best in the league.

2. Miami, which has won nine of the 13 meetings against the Seahawks, posted a 21-19 home victory when the teams last met in 2008.

3. Seattle's Bruce Irvin leads all rookies with seven sacks.

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Last Injuries

Miami Dolphins

  • Xavien Howard

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Howard has landed on the active PUP list and has also been assigned to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list. He will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Albert Wilson

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    Wilson has decided to sit out for the duration of the 2020 season due to a personal reason and has been placed on the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list.

  • Allen Hurns

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    Hurns will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal reason. The team has entered him on the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list.

  • Solomon Kindley

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Kindley has been ticketed for the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it remains to be seen how long he will be away from the team.

  • Kirk Merritt

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Merritt has been entered on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and there is no indication how much time it will take him to recuperate.

  • Raekwon Davis

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Davis will spend an undetermined length of time on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is uncertain when he can return to team activities.

  • Benito Jones

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Jones has been posted to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is unclear how much time he will be forced to miss.

  • Ja'Wuan James

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    James is on the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list as he has informed the team that he will sit out the 2020 season.

Seattle Seahawks

  • John Ursua

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Ursua has been placed on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list after coming into contact with the virus and will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Darrell Taylor

    Leg
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Taylor has been added to the active Non-Football Injury list as he is working his way back from a stress fracture in his leg. There is no timetable for recovery.

  • Marcus Webb

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Webb has landed on the active Non-Football Injury list with an ailment to an unlisted location. There is no timetable for return.

  • Colby Parkinson

    Foot
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Parkinson has been designated for the active Non-Football Injury list after having surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his foot. It is unclear when he will get back on the field.

  • Rashaad Penny

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Penny is on the active PUP list while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, and he will miss an extended period.

  • Emmanuel Ellerbee

    Knee
    I-R | I-R

    Ellerbee has reverted to the injured reserve list after clearing waivers with a knee injury.

  • Chance Warmack

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    Warmack has informed the team that he has opted to sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal decision. As a result, the club has put him on the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list.