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Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins: Scouting report and prediction
Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson might finally be in for an expanded role this week as Theo Riddick is not expected to play because of a knee injury. Johnson and LeGarrette Blount still will share work, but Johnson could take Riddick’s normal snaps in third-down and two-minute situations.
The Lions, the worst rushing team in the NFL last season, rank just 23rd in rushing this season, but they’ve been effective when they’ve been able to stick with the ground game. Johnson is averaging 5.7 yards per carry and the Lions are 5-for-5 on third- and fourth-and-1 rushing plays.
The better the Lions run the ball Sunday, the more they can keep their defense off the field on what should be a humid day. The Dolphins rank 21st against the run at 118.2 yards per game and have given up more than 100 yards rushing in five of their six games this year, but they should get defensive end Cameron Wake back this week from a knee injury.
Since his uncharacteristic four-interception performance in a season-opening loss to the New York Jets, Matthew Stafford has completed better than 68 percent of his passes and thrown nine touchdowns against just one interception. Stafford hasn’t always been great during that stretch, but he’s done a good job of attacking his opponents’ weakest link and he’s gotten good protection from his offensive line.
If that approach holds true Sunday, the Lions will go after whatever Dolphins cornerback is playing opposite Xavien Howard. The Dolphins have an opportunistic secondary that leads the NFL with 11 interceptions, and Wake and Robert Quinn give them two good pass rushers on the edge.
The Lions, of course, have one of the best receiving corps in the NFL with the emerging Kenny Golladay, the dependable Golden Tate and deep threat Marvin Jones all capable of big days. Keep an eye on Tate in particular as the Dolphins have had trouble defending the middle of the field. T.J. Lang is expected back at right guard after missing a Week 5 win over the Green Bay Packers with a brain injury.
Dolphins have to be hoping he has a little more magic in his right arm. Historically, Osweiler has been turnover-prone and not very good as a starter, but he did throw for a career-high 380 yards in a win over the Chicago Bears last week.
The Dolphins have a balanced receiving corps, but one that lacks big-time playmakers. Albert Wilson does currently lead the NFL in yards after the catch, though much of that damage came last week, and Danny Amendola is a reliable underneath. Kenny Stills, the team’s best deep threat, is averaging 18.4 yards a catch.
The Lions won’t have slot cornerback Jamal Agnew because of a knee injury, which will cause some shuffling in the back end. Expect the Lions to use both their three-safety nickel package, which helps against the run, and for Nevin Lawson to get some snaps inside with Teez Tabor playing opposite Darius Slay. The Lions have 17 sacks on the season, but they don’t get a lot of pressure from their line.