Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

October 18, 2018 at 12:09 am.

–Dolphins head coach Adam Gase on quarterback Brock Osweiler, a 6-7, 240-pounder who is in his seventh year in the NFL: “He’s been around for a minute. He doesn’t hold on to things and let it affect the next series.”

–Last Sunday, wide receiver Albert Wilson became the first Dolphins player to record at least 150 yards and two touchdowns in a game since Irving Fryar did it 24 years ago.

–Running back Frank Gore said he was tired when he came out of the game in overtime last Sunday against the Bears. On the next play, Kenyan Drake fumbled at the goal line, but Gore said he would do the same thing all over again. “I wasn’t ready to go,” Gore said. “He was fresh. I trust him. We’re both starters.”

–When Lions head coach Matt Patricia was the New England Patriots defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2017, the Dolphins went 4-2 against him in home games.

–Linebacker Kiko Alonso is on pace for his fourth 100-plus-tackle season in the past five years. He ranks second in the NFL this year with 61 tackles. He needs five more stops for 500 career tackles.

–A win on Sunday would give the Dolphins their first 5-2 start since 2003 and their first 4-0 home start since 2000.

–Dolphins starting defensive tackle Akeem Spence spent 2017 with the Lions, making 39 tackles and posting three sacks.

BY THE NUMBERS: 138 — The amount of yards Albert Wilson gained this past Sunday after the catch.