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Per NFL.com.

Dolphins ILB Channing Crowder vs. Falcons RB Michael Turner

Miami and Atlanta were surprise teams last season, and these two players had a lot to do with that. Crowder made 113 tackles in the Dolphins' 10th-ranked defense and is very good against the run from his inside linebacker spot in the 3-4 scheme. His job will be to contain Turner, who ran for 1,699 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.

Turner has very good vision as a runner and the speed to go the distance. The Falcons love to pound the ball -- they ran 126 times more than they passed in '08 -- and finished second in rushing offense last season. They were 8-0 in games in which Turner rushed for 50 or more yards in the first half.

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