Friday, January 21, 2022

Game Time: Fast facts, odds, injury reports and important information for the Miami Dolphins (4-7) vs. Carolina Panthers (5-6)

Dolphins (4-7) vs Panthers (5-6)

To start: 1 p.m., Hard Rock Stadium

TV: FOX (Chs: 7 in Miami-Dade/Broward and 29 in Palm Beach); radio: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)

Coach: Brian Flores is 19-24 in his third season with the Dolphins; Matt Roulette is 5-6 in his first season leading the Panthers.

Chain: The Dolphins have a 4-2 lead in the all-time series with the Panthers, Miami’s least-faced rivals in the NFL, but Carolina has won the last two meetings.

Line: Dolphins are a 2-point underdog; Over/Under is 42.

Injuries: Dolphins – Out: TE Adam Shaheen (knee), DB Eliza Campbell (toe/knee), CB Trill Williams (hamstring); Suspect: S. Brandon Jones (ankle/elbow); Injured Reserve: WR DeVante Parker (shoulder/hamstring), WR Will Fuller (finger), c Michael Deiter (leg/quad), c Greg Mainz (ankle), RB Malcolm Brown (quadriceps), s Jason McCourty (leg), WR Lynn Bowden (hamstrings), WR Alan Hearns (wrist), t Larnell Coleman (knee), t Greg Little (unknown); panthers – Doubtful: G. John Miller (ankle); Injured reserves: QB Sam Darnold (shoulder), CB Jesse Horn (leg), c Matt Paradis (knee), OT Cameron Irving (calf) out of 11 players on IR.

Noteworthy: The Dolphins put on a three-game winning streak line in an important contest to see if they could get closer to .500 and get back into the postseason hunt if a few more wins came together. ,

The Panthers were with the New England Patriots in the preseason before cutting quarterback Cam Newton, making way for Mack Jones to start there. After spending the first half of the season without a home, Newton rejoined the Panthers, with whom he had spent the first nine seasons of his career two weeks earlier. ,

Newton made his second start with the Carolinas after playing in a goal-line package in his first game with the Panthers. They lost their start 27–21 against the Washington football team. When he was with the Patriots last year, the Dolphins split the season series. ,

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is coming from a 27 of 33 performances for 273 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in last week’s 24-17 win against the New York Jets. ,

Dolphins punter Michael Palardi played for the Panthers from 2016 to 2020 with 295 punts in 68 matches. The Panthers had wide receiver Robbie Anderson (South Plantation), defensive end Brian Burns (American Heritage), guard John Miller (Miami Central), offensive coordinator Joe Brady (Everglades) and South Florida High with cornerback coach Evan Cooper (Miami Killian). There are school connections. ,

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