The first half looked ugly for the Dolphins only scoring 3 points and Ryan Tannehill throwing a interception, but the defense played strong especially Brent Grimes who made the interception of the year and only allowed 10 points. Only down by seven at halftime. It didn't look promising coming out of the locker room as the Dolphins got the ball first, but Daniel Thomas fumbled the ball and gave Detroit the ball back, but once again the defense did it's thing and made a stop. A few drives later Matt Prater attempted a 42 yard field goal for the lions, but it was blocked by Earl Mitchell and returned to the 3 yard line by Dion Jordan which set up a Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass to Mike Wallace. The 4th Quarter started with the Dolphins up 13-10. Both Teams would exchange field goals with the score being 16-13 Dolphins before the Lions got the ball with 3:13 left to go. Detroit would drive down the field and finished it off with a 11 yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick and a heartbreaking loss for the Dolphins to put them at 5-4 on the season. Now they get to fly back to Miami and need to put this loss behind them fast as they have a short week and play division rival Buffalo Bills on Thursday night football in a key game if they want to stay in the playoff race.
My keys to the game were for Ryan Tannehill not to turn the ball over and for the most part he did a good job expect for that interception to James Ihedigbo in the first half, but did a good job chasing him down saving a touchdown. Next was to run the ball effectively which was not accomplished as they only ran for 50 yards and a fumble. The defense did create pressure on Stafford accounting for 3 sacks 2 by Cameron Wake, but on the last Detroit drive they failed to get pressure on him and gave him time to throw the ball comfortably. The last key to the game was to keep acclimating Jarvis Landry into the offense and they did that as he was tied in most receptions and and led the Dolphins in yards with 7 catches for 53 yards.