Dolphins history with the Texans


The Miami Dolphins will play the Houston Texans on Sunday and by now you know the Texans are the only team in the NFL the Dolphins have never beaten. Miami holds winning records over most of the NFL teams but the Texans seem to always have their number.

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Miami has lost seven times to this weeks visiting opponent. The game will mark only the Dolphins 2nd home game at Sun-Life Stadium. The last time the two clubs met was in 2012 and the Dolphins left Houston with an embarrassing 30-10 route. Can Dan Campbell keep the emotion going this week and do something no other coach in Miami history has accomplished?

Miami has played the Texans three times in October, this will mark the 4th time the teams have met during the month.  Here is a look at the history between the two clubs.

September 9th, 2012 @ Houston

Miami opened with a field goal to take an early lead but it was all Houston after that first quarter. Houston tied the game in quarter two before Miami surrendered three touchdowns before the half. Miami would add a touchdown on 72 yard punt return before Shayne Graham of the Texans wrapped the scoring with two field goals.

Final Score – 30-10

Losing QB – Ryan Tannehill

Winning QB – Matt Schaub

September 18th, 2011 – Home

Houston took a 6-0 lead on two Neil Rackers field goals before Miami added one by Dan Carpenter. In quarter two the Texans opened their lead with a touchdown and another field goal. The Dolphins closed in the 3rd with a Brandon Marshall touchdown from Chad Henne and added a 4th quarter FG but it wasn’t enough as the Texans finished the game with an Andre Johnson score.

Final Score – 23-13

Losing QB – Chad Henne

Winning QB – Matt Schaub

December 27th, 2009 – Home

The Dolphins came close in this late season contest. Houston took a 27-3 lead into half-time and it appeared the Dolphins were done before they started. Miami rallied back in the third and fourth quarters with two Lex Hilliard touchdowns and a field goal from Dan Carpenter but they were outplayed too early and couldn’t get the points they needed to finish the comeback attempt.

Final Score – 27-20

Losing QB – Chad Henne

Winning QB – Matt Schaub

October 12th, 2008 – Away

The closest game in the history of these teams came in October of 2008 when the Dolphins lost by one point. Miami opened with a touchdown but surrendered one to the Texans in the first quarter. Miami would score another in the 2nd but the Texans would match and add a field goal as well. In the third quarter the team traded touchdowns to keep the game close. Miami led 21-20 heading into the 4th quarter.

As the 4th quarter wound down, the Dolphins held a 28-23 lead with three seconds remaining. Matt Schaub ran the ball in untouched from the three yard line to secure the win.

Final score – 29-28

Losing QB – Chad Pennington

Winning QB – Matt Schaub

October 7th, 2007 – Away

The Dolphins opened an early end of first quarter lead on a Ronnie Brown three yard run. Entering half-time the Dolphins led 16-10. Houston was unable to get back in the endzone in the 2nd half but the Dolphins couldn’t match the Texans field goal for field goal. The Texans kicked four second half field goals and Miami lost.

Final score – 22-19

Losing QB – Cleo Lemon and Trent Green

Winning QB – Matt Schaub

October 1st, 2006 – Away

Miami and Houston would finish the first quarter scoreless and tied going into half-time at three apiece. Miami added an Olindo Mare field goal midway through the 3rd quarter but Houston would add two touchdowns to open the 4th. Despite a Miami late game rally the team couldn’t complete the comeback.

Final score – 17-15

Losing QB – Daunte Culpepper

Winning QB – David Carr

September, 7th 2009 – Home

2009 would be the Dolphins first game against the Texans in franchise history despite the Texans being in the league seven seasons already. Miami fell behind by three in quarter one but took a 14-6 lead into the half. Houston would start the 3rd with a touchdown and field goal giving them a one point advantage but Miami would take the lead in the 4th on a pass to Ricky Willliams. Despite keeping the Texans out of the end zone, the Texans added two field goals, one with under a minute to play that gave them the win.

Final score – 21-20

Losing QB – Jay Fiedler

Winning QB – David Carr