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Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions: History of Matchup

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This week the Miami Dolphins travel to Detroit to take on the Lions. Lets check out the history between these two teams.

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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!

Regular Season

Won: 7

Lost:  3

Tied: 0

Win-Loss %: 0.700

Points Scored: 282

Points Against: 188

Playoffs

*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

Attendance: 66,731

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

Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @AlexParish89.