The Detroit Lions are hoping to maintain possession of first place in the NFC North as they take on the Miami Dolphins, who are coming off a 37-0 win.
Lions beat Falcons – Detroit Lions come back and defeat Atlanta Falcons, 22-21
C.J. Mosley suspension – Lions defensive tackle suspended two games and sent back to U.S.
Dolphins beat Bears – Miami Dolphins defeat Chicago Bears, 27-14
The Detroit Lions are in sole possession of first place in the NFC North with a 6-2 record, and they are looking to widen the gap as they face the Miami Dolphins at home.
The Lions have won three games in a row, and they are coming off a bye week. This allowed wide receiver Calvin Johnson to heal from his ankle injury completely, and he is listed as probable for the upcoming game.
Despite missing Johnson and running back Reggie Bush in London, the Lions were able to rally from a 21-0 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons and defeat them, 22-21.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins are coming off a surprising blowout win over the San Diego Chargers. They won, 37-0, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns on 24-of-34 passing.
Tannehill has shown steady improvement this season, and the Dolphins hold a 5-3 record.
The Dolphins’ passing game will face a major test from the Lions though since they rank fifth in pass defense, but the Dolphins will be tough for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford as well since they rank second.
The Lions offense will ultimately prevail with key weapons returning as they hold home-field advantage.
Prediction: Lions 24, Dolphins 17