CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Factoid interesting perhaps only to me: For the first time this season the Dolphins and the Panthers will leave a game week with different results.
One team will win, the other will lose tonight and will be live blogging most of the way through.
But the previous nine games, both teams lost their first three games this year. Both teams won two straight. And each won lost, won, lost, won the past four games.
It is very mild here, temperatures in the 60s. There is a light haze in the air.
The biggest news tonight is that Nate Garner will start at left guard for the Dolphins but Justin Smiley is not inactive. He will be available to play.
Patrick Turner was working and he will be active for tonight's game. The inactives are Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB), Lydon Murtha, Paul Soliai, Erik Walden, Anthony Fasano, Andrew Gardner, Lionel Dotson and Nate Ness are inactive.
RB Kory Sheets is active for the first time this season.
For the Panther an interesting note is that WR Steve Smith was involved in an auto accident on the way to the game tonight, but he is not injured. He is expected to play.
Meantime, this is where the live blog will start. So join me in the comments section just prior to kickoff.