Fast facts, odds, injury report and key info for Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions – The Denver Post


DOLPHINS (4-3) at LIONS (1-5)

Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Hard Rock Stadium

TV: CBS (Chs. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish), Westwood One

Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 4-3 in his first season as a head coach; Dan Campbell is 4-18-1 in his second season as Lions coach and went 5-7 as Dolphins interim coach in 2015.

Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Lions, 7-5, but Detroit has won the last three against Miami.

Weather: Dome.

Line: The Dolphins are a 3 1/2-point favorite; the over/under is 51 1/2.

Injuries: Dolphins — Questionable: CB Xavien Howard (groin), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (back), TE Durham Smythe (hamstring), P Thomas Morstead (illness), S Clayton Fejedelem (groin), TE Tanner Conner (knee); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: S Brandon Jones (knee), OT Austin Jackson (ankle), CB Nik Needham (Achilles), DE Trey Flowers (foot), TE Cethan Carter (concussion), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), FB John Lovett; Lions — Out: S DeShon Elliott (finger), DE Charles Harris (groin), CB Mike Hughes (knee), CB Chase Lucas (ankle), S Ifeatu Melifonwu (ankle), T Matt Nelson (calf); Questionable: WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (concussion protocol), G Jonah Jackson (neck); Injured reserve: WR D.J. Chark (ankle) among eight players on IR.

Noteworthy: The Dolphins play the first of back-to-back road games against NFC North opponents, seeking a first win against the Lions since the 2006 Thanksgiving revenge game for quarterback Joey Harrington. It’s their first trip to Ford Field since 2014. …

Miami faces Dan Campbell for the first time as an NFL head coach. Campbell was Dolphins interim coach when Joe Philbin was fired early in the 2015 season. He was Miami’s tight ends coach from 2011 to 2015 and a coaching intern in 2010, his first year after retiring as a player. …

The Dolphins look to start a winning streak after snapping a three-game losing streak last Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Miami’s first six opponents enter Sunday a combined 27-14. The Lions are the second opponent in a five-game stretch of opponents with a combined 9-23-1 record entering Sunday. …

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa aims to shake off rust in his second game back from missing two and a half with a concussion. He was 21 of 35 for 261 yards and a touchdown. Although he wasn’t intercepted, he had multiple close calls and missed open receivers on a few occasions. …

Along with Campbell, the Lions have former Dolphins in defensive end Charles Harris, defensive tackle Benito Jones and center Evan Brown. Kicker Michael Badgley played for the University of Miami. Defensive lineman Demetrius Taylor played high school football at Miami Northwestern, practice-squad wide receiver and kick returner Maurice Alexander for Miami Booker T. Washington and FIU, and linebacker James Houston is a product of American Heritage, where he was coached by current Dolphins defensive assistant Patrick Surtain. …

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and CEO Tom Garfinkel are Michigan grads.



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