DOLPHINS (7-3) vs TEXANS (1-8-1)
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Hard Rock Stadium
TV: CBS (Chs. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)
Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 7-3 in his first season as a head coach; Lovie Smith is 93-98-1, including playoffs, in his 12th head coaching season overall and 1-8-1 in his first season as Texans coach.
Series: The Dolphins trail the all-time series with the Texans, 8-2, but have won two of the past three meetings.
Weather: 85 degrees, 65 percent humidity, 10 mph winds, 23 percent chance of precipitation.
Line: The Dolphins are an 14-point favorite; the over/under is 47.
Injuries: Dolphins — Doubtful: RB Raheem Mostert (knee); Questionable: QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: DE Emmanuel Ogbah (triceps), S Brandon Jones (knee), OL Liam Eichenberg (knee), CB Nik Needham (Achilles), DE Trey Flowers (foot), TE Cethan Carter (concussion), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), FB John Lovett; Texans — Out: CB Derek Stingley Jr. (hamstring); Injured reserve: DE Jonathan Greenard among four players on IR.
Noteworthy: The Dolphins, coming off their bye week, seek a fifth consecutive win, which would give them an 8-3 start for the first time since 2001. …
The Texans have the NFL’s worst record and are making a quarterback switch this week, going from Davis Mills to Kyle Allen. …
Miami started its series with the 2002 expansion team 0-7. Since, the Dolphins won a 2015 meeting, lost in 2018 at Houston on a Thursday night and defeated the Texans last year at Hard Rock Stadium, sparking a seven-game winning streak that followed a seven-game losing streak. …
A visit from the Texans means a return to Miami Gardens for tackle Laremy Tunsil, whom the Dolphins traded to Houston ahead of the 2019 season. Subsequent moves with the draft picks acquired from the Texans in that deal have played a part in Miami’s acquisitions of players like Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Bradley Chubb, Jevon Holland and others. …
Several Dolphins players have Houston ties: Defensive backs Xavien Howard, Eric Rowe and Jamal Perry, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, linebackers Elandon Roberts and Cameron Goode and punter Thomas Morstead. The Texans have former University of Miami players in tight end Brevin Jordan, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and practice squad offensive lineman Kc McDermott.