As we tune into CBS today or watch Miami Dolphins Detroit Lions online free live stream we’ll see two of the NFL’s biggest surprises. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill has the Dolphins offense humming, while the ‘Fins defense has been even better. The Lions, meanwhile, have the league’s top defense, and wide receiver Calvin Johnson is expected to return today to Detroit’s offense.
Miami has won four of its past five games, including a 37-0 whooping of the San Diego Chargers last Sunday. During that stretch Tannehill has completed almost 69% of his passes and has tossed 10 touchdowns against just four interceptions. He was especially good last week against the Chargers, who allowed Tannehill to pass for 288 yards and three TDs.
Tannehill will have a harder go of it today as we watch Miami Dolphins Detroit Lions online free. Detroit has the NFL’s top overall defense, allowing 216.4 passing yards per game (5th) and just 74 rushing yards (2nd). Tannehill is the team’s second leading rusher behind Lamar Miller, but with the Lions’ defensive line stuffing the middle, it’ll be all air today for the Dolphins.
The bigger story may actually be how Miami’s surprising defense impacts Lions QB Matthew Stafford and returning WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford has completed 183 of 299 passes this season for 2,216 yards and 11 TDs. He’ll look to pad those stats with Johnson back in the lineup, though Miami’s D is third in the league in points allowed and total yards allowed. Miami does struggle to defend the run, so we may see Johnson act as a decoy to give RBs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush some space to run at home.
Here are some key details as you prepare to watch Miami Dolphins Detroit Lions online free live stream.
- Kickoff for today’s Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions game: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: Ford Field (the Lions are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread: the Lions are 2-point favorites
- Stream the Chiefs / Bills game live on CBS Sports via their game preview page
- Watch online free live streaming on the DirecTV website (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX)