Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
MIAMI -- Some interesting stats from a game the Miami Dolphins played masterfully on offense, but their soft defense made way too easy for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts:
The Dolphins broke their single-game record for time of possession (since it became an official stat in 1977) by keeping the ball for 45 minutes, 9 seconds.
Their previous mark was 43:39 on Dec. 7, 1987 against the New York Jets. The Dolphins won that game 37-28.
Five previous times in franchise history the Dolphins have had more than 41 minutes in time of possession. They won each time. They had the ball for 40:56, but lost to the Buffalo Bills in overtime Oct. 9, 1983.
Indianapolis is the first team since time of possession was logged to win the game with control of the ball for less than 15 minutes.
The Dolphins limited the Colts to 35 offensive plays. That's a Colts record, two fewer than what they had in a 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Dec. 21, 2003.
The Dolphins ran 85 plays, but that's not a Colts record. The New England Patriots got off 88 in a 23-20 overtime victory over the Colts on Oct. 29, 1989.
Miami ran for 239 yards, its best rushing performance since they gained 270 on the ground Dec. 1, 2002. Ricky Williams had 228 yards in a loss to the Bills.
Only three teams since 2003 have lost when rushing for 239 or more yards. The New York Jets did it last year against the Oakland Raiders.
Miami threw it, too. Ted Ginn caught 11 passes, tied for third-most in club history. Given all of the prolific passing performances over the years, that's saying something.