DOLPHINS (6-3) vs BROWNS (3-5)
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 6-3 in his first season as a head coach; Kevin Stefanski is 23-20, including playoffs, in his third season as Browns coach.
Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Browns, 11-9, including 2-0 in postseason meetings.
Weather: 81 degrees, 63 percent humidity, 5 mph winds, 3 percent chance of precipitation.
Line: The Dolphins are a 3 1/2-point favorite; the over/under is 49 1/2.
Injuries: Dolphins — Out: TE Hunter Long (concussion protocol); Questionable: T Terron Armstead (toe/Achilles), OL Austin Jackson (ankle/calf), QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee), TE Tanner Conner (knee); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: 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; Browns — Out: TE David Njoku (ankle), LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (knee); Questionable: G Michael Dunn (back); Injured reserve: LB Jacob Phillips (pectoral), TE Jesse James (biceps), WR Jakeem Grant (Achilles) among 12 players on IR.
Noteworthy: The Dolphins look to win a fourth straight and get to 7-3 for the franchise’s best 10-game start since 2001 (also 7-3). …
Miami goes into its bye week after Sunday’s game. The Browns are coming off their bye after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 32-13, on “Monday Night Football” their last time out on Oct. 31. …
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is coming off his two highest-rated passing performances, 138.7 against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 30 and 135.7 at the Chicago Bears last Sunday. …
Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett gets his first meeting against Miami as a former Dolphin. He is completing 63.9 percent of passes for 1,862 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions as Cleveland’s starter in place of the suspended Deshaun Watson. …
Brissett is a Dwyer High alum. The Browns also have South Florida ties with wide receiver Amari Cooper (Miami Northwestern), tight ends David Njoku (UM) and Harrison Bryant (FAU) and practice squad wide receivers Mike Harley (UM, St. Thomas Aquinas) and Anthony Schwartz (American Heritage). Assistant GM and VP of player personnel Glenn Cook is a Chaminade-Madonna and UM alum.