|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLAs the 2010 NFL regular season wraps up, Week 17 puts the Detroit Lions on the road to Miami to take on the Dolphins the day after Christmas.
Or, as they call it in Canada, Boxing Day. The Lions rest at the bottom of the NFC North with a 4-10-0 record this season going into Sundays matchup. The Dolphins are third in their division, with a 7-7-0 record that puts them in a sore spot in the AFC East.
Unfortunately for the Dolphins, they lost to the worst team in the NFL last weekend…the Buffalo Bills. How could this have happened? They Dolphins have been an embarrassment this season, and currently own the NFL’s worst home record at 1-6. Maybe this has something to do with a below afterage offense, but one would think that their top five defense would have evened things out. The resurgent Bills showed Sunday just how much they're improved since the start of the season, and the Miami Dolphins again looked lousy at home. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes and Buffalo won 17-14, eliminating Miami from the AFC playoff race. Betting Tip: take note when betting on the Dolphins, some bet makers are putting their money on one last home win for Miami this season, although this previous loss to the Bills means they will not be making it into the playoffs this season.
Online Sportsbook lists the Dolphins as the minus 3.5 point home favorites to win this Holiday weekend, with the total over under listed at 41.
In recent Lions news, their quarterback, Drew Stanton, has suffered a Grade 3 separation of the AC Joint in his left shoulder during the second quarter of the Lions' 23-20 win over the Buccaneers. But in great Lions news, they have finally beat the road losing streak! This was the first road win since 2007! The Lions, all of a sudden, are playing with confidence and a little swagger (they’re not “punks” anymore, says Raiola). The Dolphins and Vikings had bigger hopes than playing out the string, so it’s pretty easy to imagine that the Lions will have more on the line in both games. And it’s not hard to imagine that the Lions could finish the season on a four-game winning streak. The last time the Lions won four in a row was 1999.