Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions – NFL Week 8 Game Preview

Detroit Lions stadium

The Miami Dolphins are set to travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in a week eight matchup. The Dolphins come into the game with a record of 4-3. Despite only being one game above .500, the Dolphins still have a very talented roster and are a team to watch out for. They currently sit in third place in the AFC East. On the flip side, the Lions are currently in the middle of a rebuild and as a result, have not put together a great record this season. They sit at 1-5 and have the worst record in the NFL. With the Lions well on their way to the first overall pick, it is unlikely that they will be trying their hardest to win games to close out the year. Although they have only won a single game this season, the Lions still have a very high powered offense, and if they are clicking, they can compete with almost anyone. 

Miami Dolphins Look to Stay Afloat In Highly Competitive AFC East

As previously mentioned, the Dolphins’ record is not a true representation of how talented of a team they have. They were without their starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for two weeks which accounted for two of their losses on the season. With Tua back in the lineup last week, the Dolphins were able to take down the Pittsburgh Steelers by a final score of 16-10. This was not the offensive explosion that Dolphins fans were hoping for in Tua’s return, however, the defense was able to step up and take care of business. 

The matchup this week against the Lions should be a cakewalk for the Dolphins and a chance for their offense to get back on track. Detroit has one of the worst defenses in the league and it will be almost impossible for them to keep up with both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle for four quarters. With Miami having a difficult stretch coming up, this will be a perfect opportunity for them to get back to where they were before their quarterback’s injury. 

Detroit Lions Hope to Bounce Back After Offensive Talent Returns

The Lions are having an abysmal season thus far, and it will likely continue this week against the Dolphins. Although they have some very talented players on their team, they are still a few pieces away from being playoff contenders. They are coming off of their fourth consecutive loss, being defeated by a final score of 24-6 by the Dallas Cowboys last week. The Lions’ offense has shown some potential this season with Deandre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown emerging as the leaders of the unit. Both players have suffered through injuries this season, however, they are set to make a return this week against the Dolphins. This could be the spark that Detroit has desperately needed to get their season back on track and win a couple of more games before the season concludes.