The Lions and Dolphins will meet on Sunday afternoon in a match-up that won’t be lacking drama. The Dolphins have been excellent at home and the Lions come in without a win on the road. The Dolphins played their last game without their starting quarterback and managed to put up a season high of yards. The Lions are coming off a big victory of their own as they took down the Packers at home in their last game before having a bye. This is sure to be a big game with a lot of storylines attached for both teams as they push toward the playoffs.
Lions vs. Dolphins Odds
As of Monday morning the odds for this game have not been released. This year, the Lions are 4-1 against the spread and the Dolphins are 4-2 against the spread. The total for this game is listed at 44.5.
Lions vs. Dolphins Head to Head
The Lions and Dolphins have only faced off 11 times in their history and the Dolphins lead the series 7-4. The last meeting between the two teams was on November 9th, 2014 in a game that the Dolphins lost at the Lions 20-16. The last Dolphins win came back in 2006 in a Thursday night game. The last time that the Dolphins won at home against the Lions was in 2002. The Lions are currently on a two game winning streak in the series.
Lions vs. Dolphins Stats
Statistically speaking, the Lions are much better on offense than the Dolphins. The Lions gain 377 yards a game while the Dolphins sit at 307.8 yards a game. Both of these teams are equal on the defensive side of the ball allowing 392.6 yards and 393.2 yards a game, respectively. They do it in different ways though as the Lions are much worse at defending the run whereas the Dolphins are solid against the run. The Dolphins are scoring the ball at a 19.8 points a game pace and the Lions are scoring the ball at a 25.0 points a game pace. Both of these teams have their flaws, but also have some really good aspects.
Lions vs. Dolphins News
The Dolphins had a season-high 541 yards of offense against a top five ranked Bears defense last week. Adam Gase sat his starter, Ryan Tannehill, citing an undisclosed injury and scratching him late. The Lions punt returner, Jamal Agnew, was injured in their last game and the search for a new punt returner is on. Special teams coach Joe Marciano has said that they are unsure of who will return punts going forward.
Lions vs. Dolphins Predictions
Both of these teams are coming off of huge wins and the Dolphins seem to have the most momentum after gaining a season high in yardage. Being at home also helps them immensely as they haven’t lost at home yet this year. The Lions aren’t too good on the road, but other than that the teams aren’t too far apart. Look for the Dolphins to take this home game.