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NFL Capsule: Dolphins at 49ers

NFL Capsule: Dolphins at 49ers

MIAMI (5-7) At SAN FRANCISCO (8-3-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 10 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 6-6; San Francisco 7-5

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 6-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins, No. 20; 49ers, No. 5

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat 49ers 14-9, Dec. 14, 2008

LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Patriots 23-16; 49ers lost to Rams 16-13

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (17), PASS (23)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (8), PASS (27)

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (2), PASS (25)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (3), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins have won two in row between teams that met in 1985 Super Bowl - won 38-16 by 49ers for their second championship. Teams have played five times since 1992, San Francisco leading 3-2 during stretch despite dropping last two. ... In last meeting four years ago, umpire Scott Dawson left game in second quarter after nose was bloodied when blindsided by two Miami defenders. ... San Francisco has 21 penalties - of 88 total - in last two games for 165 yards, eight for offensive holding. ... 49ers LB Aldon Smith matched franchise single-season sacks mark last week with 17 1/2 and now has chance to pass Fred Dean's total set in 1983. ... Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 431 yards in only road game vs. NFC, on Sept. 30 at Cardinals. He has a 97.1 rating against NFC opponents and team 4-1 when he has rating of 90 or better. Tannehill (2,559) has most yards passing by rookie in Dolphins history. ... Miami WR Brian Hartline needs 109 yards receiving for first career 1,000-yard season. ... In three career starts since taking over QB job from Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick has 100.1 passer rating with four TDs - throwing for three and running for another. ... RB Frank Gore has run for score in each of last three games against AFC opponent. ... San Francisco WR Michael Crabtree coming off seven-catch day for 101 yards at Rams. ... 49ers DT Justin Smith has three sacks in past three games. ... San Francisco WR Randy Moss has 46 catches for 786 yards and 10 TDs with 17.1-yards-per-catch average in 11 games vs. Dolphins. ... Rookie Jonathan Martin will play LT for Dolphins in place of injured Jake Long, who hurt left triceps in last week's loss to New England.

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Adrian Peterson is fifth in rushing and, oh yeah, he finally feels fully healthy now

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Adrian Peterson is fifth in rushing and, oh yeah, he finally feels fully healthy now

The version of Adrian Peterson the Redskins have been getting this year — the one who currently sits as the NFL's fifth-leading rusher and the one who has been the team's only consistent offensive threat — hasn't even been the fully in-shape version, according to Peterson.

If you take him at his word, that's a pretty frightening thought for non-Redskins defenses to ponder.

After practice on Wednesday, the 33-year-old was asked about how he's feeling after dealing with ankle and shoulder problems earlier in the season. Those problems are apparently now all behind him.

"Last week, I actually started feeling all the way healthy," he said in the 'Skins locker room. "My shoulder, I'm back to bench pressing. I hadn't done that in three weeks. And so I'm back to doing the normal things that I was able to do. My ankle's feeling good, my body's just feeling refreshed."

Oh, so the guy who's been averaging nearly 75 yards per game on about 17 carries per game and the guy who's scored four total touchdowns through nine contests is only just now back to normal?

Damn.

"Second half has been a blessing to me, you know?" he said. "It was a grind the first eight weeks, and here now, as I stand in front of you, my body's feeling amazing."

Must be nice to be one of the sport's best players of this generation, huh?

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Steelers players plunder Le'Veon Bell's locker a day after missed deadline

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Steelers players plunder Le'Veon Bell's locker a day after missed deadline

Le'Veon Bell decided not to return to the Steelers this season, and his former teammates have apparently decided they can have his belongings. 

The All-Pro running back didn't sign his $14.5 million franchise tag by Tuesday's deadline, and thus is ineligible to play this season.

Steelers player preceded to plunder his locker Wednesday. Defensive end Bud Dupree went right for Bell's cleats, thanking him for the Jordan brand shoes and saying he wishes Bell success.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters he sent Bell his well-wishes, but got no response from his former backfield mate. 

It's unclear what Bell plans to do next, but it's crystal clear the Steelers have moved on, with his shoes in tow. 

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