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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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
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
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.
Lions: Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones, Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas
Dolphins: Andrew Brandt