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NFL Week 7 experts winners picks for Lions at Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins are set to host the Detroit Lions this afternoon in a Week 7 contest. This marks the second-straight week in which an NFC North team will come into Hard Rock Stadium, with the Dolphins hoping they can get a similar result to last week’s win over the Chicago Bears. Could Miami move to 5-2 on the season?

As I have been doing this year, I decided to take a look around the internet to see what the straight-up winners picks for today’s game would be. Are there any experts out there picking Miami to come away from this game with a new two-game winning streak?

Here is a run through of the expert picks for the Dolphins as they host the Lions

SB Nation FanPulse

Lions fans: Lions by 5

Dolphins fans: Dolphins by 4

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SB Nation

Lions: Geoff Schwartz, Charles McDonald, Christian D’Andrea, Jason Marcum

Dolphins: Ryan Van Bibber, Stephen White, Adam Stites


Lions: Matt Bowen, Mike Clay, Dan Graziano, Molly Qerim, Louis Reddick, Kevin Seifert, Seth Wickersham

Dolphins: Mike Golic, Mina Kimes, Trey Wingo - Elliot Harrison

Lions 25
Dolphins 21

When Adam Gase starts angrily citing HIPAA laws, you know things have gone south with his quarterback. Gase’s prospective task now is to keep winning with Brock Osweiler under center. The Dolphins might not be a strong team, but they are 4-2 and hanging with the Chargers and Ravens in the early wild-card race. Detroit is trying to do the same in the NFC, but must steal this interconference deal on the road. With three other potential playoff teams in their division, the Lions can’t lose to a career backup. Their remaining schedule is too unforgiving to drop this one in Miami. This matchup always reminds me of a sweet Sunday nighter from the Mike Patrick ESPN days, when another backup quarterback in Dave Krieg helped Detroit get hot late in the 1994 season, winning five out of six games before stumbling to Dan Marino and the Fins in Week 17. Still made the playoffs, though. #WayneFontes

CBS Sports - Pete Prisco

Lions 18
Dolphins 23

It will be Brock Osweiler again for the Dolphins. He played well last week, but can he do it two games in a row? The Lions are coming off a bye, so they will be rested. Even so, their run defense has issues. Look for Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake to run wild here as the Dolphins get to 5-2.

Sports Illustrated

Lions: Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones, Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas

Dolphins: Andrew Brandt

OddsShark - Computer prediction

Lions 20.2
Dolphins 26.6

Walter Football

Lions 34
Dolphins 24