NFL 2021 Week 4 Indianapolis Colts vs Miami Dolphins stats, officers, DirecTV channel, more
Entering Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season, the 1-2 Miami Dolphins welcome the 0-3 Indianapolis Colts in a game both teams must win to reverse a rocky start to the season. Both teams faced injuries in key positions. The Dolphins already have starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the injured list while starting center Michael Deiter is expected to be added to the IR list. The Colts enter this game with five starters, including defensive end Kwity Paye, guard Quenton Nelson and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, all out for Sunday while quarterback Carson Wentz and running back Jonathan Taylor are both questionable.
Which team can end their current losing streak and position themselves for a possible playoff push in the remaining 14 weeks of the season? Which team can overcome a difficult start to the year, both in terms of results and injuries? We will find out on Sunday afternoon.
We prepare you for the game with the information you need and key competition statistics.
Game: Indianapolis Colts (0-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-2)
Date hour: Oct. 3, 2021/1 p.m. ET
Site: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Series Manager: Dolphins 46-27
Trail: Colts won two of the last three
Coaches vs. opponent: Fran Reich (1-1), Brian Flores (1-0)
TV broadcast: CBS (Spero Dedes, Jay Feely); NFL Sunday Ticket Channel 706
A radio show: Dolphins Radio Network, including WQAM 560 AM, KISS 99.9 FM and WQBA 1140 AM (Spanish) at Dade / Broward; WUUB 106.3 FM and WEFL 760 AM (Spanish) in West Palm / Treasure Coast; ESPN 580 AM in Orlando; WRXK 96 FM in ft. Myers; WPSL 1590 AM at Port Saint Lucie; WKWF 1600 AM in Key West; The presenters are Jimmy Cefalo, Joe Rose and Jason Taylor. Sirius channels: 106 (bills), 119 (dolphins); XM channels: 803 (bills), 819 (dolphins)
SB Country: Stampede Blue (@StampedeBlue)
Time: Mostly cloudy, 87 Â° F degrees
Odds: Dolphins -2.5 | 42.0 O / U
Arbitrator: Alex Kemp
Notes on foals:
- Quarterback Carson Wentz had 194 yards without interceptions last week. He hasn’t thrown any interceptions in two of the three games this season. He had 310 yards and three touchdowns with an interception for a score of 93.6 in the only career game against Miami (12/1/19 with Philadelphia). He has six touchdowns and one interception in four career games against the AFC East.
- Running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for a peak 64 yards last week. He’s aiming for his tenth straight game with at least 50 rushing yards. He has two touchdowns in two of his last three road games.
- Running back Nyheim Hines had 79 yards of scrimmage (54 rec., 25 rushing) and five catches last week, giving him at least 5 catches in three of his last four games. He ranks third among running backs with 75 catches since 2020.
- Running back Marlon Mack aims for third straight game against Miami with at least 80 yards of scrimmage
- Wide receiver Michael Pittman led the team with six catches for 68 yards last week. He’s aiming for his third straight game with at least six catches.
- Wide receiver Zach Pascal has a touchdown in two of three games this season.
- Tight end Jack Doyle is aiming for his third straight game against Miami with a receiving touchdown. He’s scored a touchdown in three of his last four games against the AFC East.
- Linebacker Darius Leonard made six tackles, one interception and one fumble last week. He’s aiming for his 14th straight game with at least five tackles. He recorded a sack, a forced fumble and an interception during his last meeting with the Dolphins. He’s aiming for his third straight game against Miami with a sack. Tied for the lead in linebackers since 2018 with eight interceptions.
- Linebacker Bobby Okereke had eight tackles and his first sack of the season last week.
- Cornerback Kenny Moore had seven tackles, one tackle for loss and his first interception of the season last week. He’s got a tackle for a loss in two of his last three games. He hit a tackle for a loss and a recovery fumble in his last game against the Dolphins.
- Cornerback Rock Ya-SIn had a forced fumble and fumble recovery last week. He had a defended pass in his last game against the Dolphins.
- Safety Julian Blackmon led the team with a career-high 11 tackles last week.
Notes on dolphins:
- Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 32 of 49 passes (65.3 percent) for 215 yards and rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown last week in his first start to the season. He totaled 6,059 passing yards, 42 touchdowns (31 assists, 11 rushing) and 13 interceptions in 46 games (30 starts) with the Colts from 2017 to 2020).
- Running back Myles Gaskin rushed for a high 65 yards last week. He has over 70 scrum yards in five of his last six games.
- Running back Malcolm Brown rushed for his first touchdown of the season last week. He suffered a touchdown in his only career game against Indianapolis (10/9/17 with the Los Angeles Rams).
- Wide receiver DeVante Parker made five catches for 69 yards in his last meeting with the Colts. He’s racked up at least 65 receiving yards in two of his three career games against the Colts. He is aiming for his third straight game against AFC South with at least five catches.
- Rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle had 58 receiving yards of 12 catches last week, the most catches by a rookie wide receiver in a single game since 2014 (Odell Beckham, Jr. Odell Be). He leads all rookies with 22 catches this season.
- Tight end Mike Gesikci made 10 catches for a team-high 86 yards in Week 3. He’s received a touchdown in two of his last three home games.
- Cornerback Xavien Howard has defended four assists in his last two games. He had two interceptions in his only career game against the Colts (11/25/18). He has an interception in four of his last five home games. He is aiming for his third straight game against AFC South with an interception.
- Safety Brandon Jones had six tackles and a career-high two sacks last week. He’s aiming for his fourth straight home game with at least six tackles.
- Linebacker Elandon Roberts suffered a forced fumble and 85-yard touchdown return on an interception last week for his first career touchdown. He made six tackles in his only career game against the Colts (10/4/18 with New England).
- Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins made two tackles for a loss and his first sack of the season last week.
- Defensive tackle Zach Sieler sent in a defensive pass and led the team with nine tackles last week.
Colts at Dolphins 2021 Week 4 Leaders
|L, 25-16 @ Tennessee Titans||Last week||L, 31-28 (OT) @ Las Vegas Raiders|
|18.7 (24th)||Points for||15.0 (30th)|
|318.3 (23rd)||Violation (yards per game)||268.3 (29th)|
|Carson Wentz (64/106, 692 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, rate 85.1)||Passing leader||Jacoby Brissett (56.89, 384 yards, 1 INT, 67.8)|
|Jonathan Taylor (42 carries, 171 yards, 4.1 average)||Leader in a hurry||Myles Gaskin (27 carries, 139 yards, 5.1 average)|
|Michael Pittman (17 rec, 220 yards, 12.9 average)||Front Office Manager||Jaylen Waddle (22 rec, 167 yards, 7.6 avg, TD)|
|26.7 (22nd)||Points against||27.3 (23rd)|
|373.3 (18th)||Defense (yards allowed per game)||401.3 (25th)|
|Al-Quadin Muhammad (1.5)||Bags||Brandon Jones (2)|
|Three tied (1)||Interceptions||Xavien Howard, Elandon Roberts (1)|
|+3 (6/3)||To take away / to offer||+1 (5/4)|
|Rigoberto Sanchez (average 46.9, net 41.0)||small boat||Matt Palardy (42.8 avg, 36.5 net)|
|Rodrigo Blankenship (24 points, 3/3 PAT, 7/8 FG)||Kick||Jason Sanders (13 points, 4/4 PAT, 3/4 FG)|