Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins: Preview, Start Time, TV, Live Stream


In week 10 action, the Detroit Lions (6-2) will play host the Miami Dolphins (5-3) at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

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When: Sunday, November 9, 1:00 pm/ET

Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Live Stream: (Click Here)

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The Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins are two teams the share more similarities than one might expect at first glance. Both teams enter week 10 with stingy, solid defenses and no shortage of weapons on the offensive side of the ball.

The Lions enter the game fresh off a perfectly timed bye week, well rested and healthier by the day.

Pro Bowl wideout, Calvin Johnson is listed as probable, but he himself says he’ll play vs. the Dolphins. It’s the first time in five weeks that the Lions mega-weapon will be healthy and on the field after exiting Detroit’s week five match-up with the Buffalo Bills. During Johnson’s absence the Lions the offense has struggled at times to move the ball. They have also managed three straight wins, two of them coming off late-game rallies.

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Fellow wide receiver Golden Tate stepped up tremendously in Megatron’s hiatus. In four of his last five games, Tate has surpassed the 100-yard mark in receiving. In three of his last four games he also has a touchdown catch.

With both Johnson and Tate in the line up together for first time since week 3, it will be interesting to see if the offense is able to return to the form of years past. Detroit currently ranks 24th in points per game, (20.2), 19th in total yards (338.8), ninth in passing (259.1) and a disappointing 31st on the ground (79.6).

Miami has given up the fewest yards per play of any team in the NFL (4.68) and they are tied for second in takeaways with 18. Essentially, it’s a sound defense that still makes a ton of big plays.

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The Lions defense, who’s led by first-year coordinator Teryl Austin, comes into Week 10 rank first in the league in points (15.8) and total yards per game (290.4). They are also the second best defense in terms of stopping the run (74.0), and rank fifth in the National Football League when it comes to defending the pass (216.4).

The Miami Dolphins lead the all-time series against the Detroit Lions with a record of 7-3-0 and having never lost a game at Ford Field. The last time the two teams met, the Lions came out victorious by a score of 34-27. It snapped a three game losing streak vs. Miami.

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