Not so long ago, neither the Detroit Lions or the Miami Dolphins looked liked they could buy a win. In the last 10 seasons the Detroit Lions have only posted one winning season. Similarly the Dolphins have only two winning seasons from the past 10. However, at the halfway point of this season, both teams have improved. The Detroit Lions currently have a record of 6-2, while the Dolphins have improved to 5-3, making this game one to watch.
But how have the two teams fared against each other in past seasons?
In the most recent game between the two sides during the 2010 season, the Detroit Lions came away with a victory over the Miami Dolphins in a high-scoring game, with details of the game below. However, for some comfort to Miami fans will be the fact that the Dolphins have won the previous 5 games before that, dating back to 1994.
Who will win this game will be anyone's guess. Both teams are in form, either team can be victorious. May the best team win!
Win-Loss %: 0.700
Points Scored: 282
Points Against: 188
*The Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions have never played each other in the playoffs.
Most Recent game:
Sunday, December 26, 2010, Sun Life Stadium, FL
Score: Detroit Lions 34 - 27 Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins Individual game stats:
Chad Henne: 29 passes for 278 Yds, 1 TD, 2 Int, 28 Lng
Brandon Marshall: 10 Rec, 102 Yds, 0 TD, 14 Lng
Davone Bess: 5 Rec 34 Yds, 1 TD, 13 Lng
Ricky Williams: 14 Att, 71 rushing Yds, 28 Lng, 2 Rec, 21 Yds
Chris Clemons and Randy Starks: 1 Sack Each
Detroit Lions Individual Stats:
Matthew Stafford: 14 passes for 222 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int, 53 Lng
Jahvid Best: 24 Rushing Yds, 53 Rec Yds (1 Rec), 1 TD
Brandon Pettigrew: 52 Rec Yds (4 Rec), 1 TD
Maurice Morris: 22 Rushing Yds, 1 TD, 2 Rec; 13 Yds
Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams: 1 sack each
DeAndre Levy and Nathan Vasher: 1 interception each
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