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Outside the numbers hurting Pats

Following up on the "key matchup" for the Patriots in their "Monday Night Football" game against the Dolphins -- young cornerbacks against Brandon Marshall -- ESPN's Stats & Information department notes that New England's defense has been exploited outside the numbers.

Here are some of the statistics on throws outside the numbers against the Patriots this season:

Completion percentage: 72.3 (NFL rank: 32nd)

Yards per attempt: 8.3 (NFL rank: 31st)

Touchdowns: 5 (NFL rank: 32nd)

Passer rating: 123.7 (NFL rank: 31st)