Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions: Game Capsule

DETROIT LIONS (4-10) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-7)

SERIES


LIONS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

7-2

STREAKS

Past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 0-0

Sparano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 23-20 at Buccaneers (OT)

L 17-14 vs. Bills

LAST GAME

11/23/06: Dolphins 27 at Lions 10.  Miami QB Joey Harrington passes for 3 TDs in his return to Detroit on Thursday night as Miami wins 4th consecutive game.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/8/02: Dolphins 49, Lions 21.  Miami QB Jay Fiedler passes for 3 TDs & RB Ricky Williams rushes for 2 in his Dolphins debut.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Charles Davis, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 155 (Det.), 122 (Mia.).  XM: 109 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Sh. Hill: 215-351-2,206-13-11-78.6 OR

Stanton: 69-119-780-4-3-78.4

Henne: 266-430-2,952-14-16-77.6

RUSHING

Best (R): 155-497-3.2-4

R. Brown: 182-683-3.8-4

RECEIVING

C. Johnson: 73-1,068 (2C)-14.6-12 (T1C)

Marshall: 71-815-11.5-3

OFFENSE

342.2

321.1

TAKE/GIVE

+2

-8

DEFENSE

347.2

298.0 (3C)

SACKS

Avril, Suh (R): 8

Wake: 14 (1L)

INTs

A. Smith: 5

Sapp: 2

PUNTING

Harris: 44.5

Fields: 46.3 (3C)

KICKING

Rayner: 37 (10/10 PAT; 9/12 FG)

D. Carpenter: 105 (21/21 PAT; 28/38 FG)

NOTES

LIONS:  QB DREW STANTON aims for 3rd consecutive win.  Had career-high 252 yards last week.  QB SHAUN HILL has passed for 608 yards (304 per game) in past 2 vs. AFC... RB MAURICE MORRIS rushed for 109 yards & TD last week.  RB JAHVID BEST is only rookie with 400+ rush (497) & 400+ rec. (411) yards...WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 10 catches for 152 yards last week.  Is 1st Lion with 2 seasons with 1,000+ yards & 12+ rec. TDs.  Has 11 rec. TDs in past 11.  Has 29 rec. TDs since 2008, tied for 2nd most in NFL.  Has 209 yards (104.5 per game) in past 2 vs. AFC & aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD.  TE BRANDON PETTIGREW ranks 3rd among NFL TEs with 64 catches, most in season by Lions TE.  KR-PR STEFAN LOGAN is 4th in NFL with 28 KR avg. & is 5th with 12 PR avg.  Only player to rank in top 5 in both...DT NDAMUKONG SUH leads NFL rookies with 8 sacks, most by Lions rookie.  Needs 3 to set NFL rookie DT record (10.5, DANA STUBBLEFIELD).  DE CLIFF AVRIL has 7 sacks in past 6.  DE LAWRENCE JACKSON has 4.5 sacks in past 5 & aims for 3rd in row with sack.

DOLPHINS:  Club is 4-0 all-time at home in series...Mia. has won 4 of past 5 vs. NFC...In past 3 vs. NFC, QB CHAD HENNE is 3-0 & has completed 49 of 83 passes (59.0 pct.) for 517 yards w/ 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 88.3 rating...RB RONNIE BROWN (15) needs 100-yard rush game to surpass Pro Football HOFer LARRY CSONKA (15) for 2nd-most such games in Dolphins history (RICKY WILLIAMS, 24).  WR BRANDON MARSHALL had season-best 11 rec. last week.  Aims for 3rd straight game w/ TD.  Marshall (71) & WR DAVONE BESS (71) are 1st Dolphins duo to reach 70 rec. apiece in season since MARK CLAYTON (70) & MARK DUPER (70) in '91.  Bess leads AFC & ranks 2nd in NFL w/ 26 rec. on 3rd down (RODDY WHITE, 28)...DE CAMERON WAKE has NFL-best 14 sacks this season.  Needs sack to become 6th Dolphins player w/ 15+ sacks in season since '82.

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